Is there a feature to auto start a VM?
A tenant of ours accesses their server via RDP and one of their staff periodically gets confused with which server they shutdown, and turns off the server everyone else is still using. We pick it up 30 minutes later and start the server again. I see there is shutdown protection, does it outright deny the server to be shutdown, if so, how does this work? Does it integrate into the vm OS directly?
If not, is there a similar service that can allow me to auto start a VM after x minutes?
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No shutdown protection will only protect your VM from being stopped trought XOA, the stop button will return an opération blocked error.
My 2 cents but i think the best way to bypass this issue is to remove the power off button on RDP session on the windows side, or give your tenant restricted rights.
No there is no service monitoring VM being up or not.
@darkbeldin I concure, use windows registry to simply remove the shutdown options for the systems/users in question.
Thanks both, agreed, in hindsight this should be configured on the VM itself as it could lead to unexpected issues (like maintenance and having VM's start by themselves) Thanks for the input