Scheduling automatic shutdowns of ONTAP Cloud instances

You might want to shut down ONTAP Cloud instances during specific time intervals to lower your compute costs. Rather than do this manually, you can configure Cloud Manager to automatically shut down and then restart instances at specific times.

About this task

This task schedules automatic shutdowns of both nodes in an HA pair.


  1. From the working environment, click the clock icon: Screen shot: Shows the icon that loads the automatic shutdown page.
  2. Specify the shutdown schedule:
    1. Choose whether you want to shut down the instance every weekday, every weekend, or both.
    2. Specify when you want to turn off the instance and for how long you want it turned off.
    The following image shows a schedule that instructs Cloud Manager to shut down the instance every Saturday at 12:00 a.m. for 48 hours. Cloud Manager restarts the instance every Monday at 12:00 a.m.

    Screen shot: Shows a shutdown schedule that shuts down a Cloud ONTAP instance every weekend at 12:00 AM for 48 hours.

  3. Click Save.


Cloud Manager saves the schedule. The clock icon changes to indicate that a schedule is set: Screen shot: Shows the automatic shutdown icon after a schedule is defined.