Automating actions with schedules

Schedules let you automate complex operations on environments and templates. For example, use schedules to do the following:

  • Start a test environment in the morning and suspend it at the end of the work day.
  • Create an online training class environment from a template at 9 AM and suspend it at 5 PM, every weekday.
  • Create a 30-day demo environment for a customer and delete it after 30 days.

A schedule will start at the date and time you specify. When the schedule is finished, it’s automatically deleted and a notification email is sent to you.


  • Each customer account can have up to 14,000 schedules.
  • The Suspend power state is available only for x86 The most common CPU architecture. x86 CPUs support Windows and Linux VMs in Skytap Cloud. VMs with 256 GB of RAM or less. Supported power states for Power A CPU architecture that supports IBM i, AIX, and Linux (on Power) in Skytap Cloud. VMs and x86 VMs with more than 256 GB of RAM are Run, Shut Down, and Power off.

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Working with schedules