Automatically stop/start AX Azure VMs

03 Nov


(Updated 3/12/2017: Fixed issue in script – code updated below)
As you probably know, AX7 (or as it is called now ‘Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations’ – rolls off the tongue so nice!), is hosted on Azure.

We currently also have an AX2012R3 instance running on Azure.

With Azure, you are pretty much billed by the hour. If your VM is running, then you are paying. So it makes sense to shut down the VM’s on off-hours.

In Azure you can use PowerShell scripts to automate things like this. You run these scripts through the ‘Runbook’ option in the Azure portal.

So I decided to spend some time on getting this to work. I don’t have much experience with Azure, so I used the great, all knowing World Wide Web for a little help.

This post was instrumental on getting started:

Azure is very much in development, much like…

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