Adding Scheduler Labels:
CloudThrifty labels are used to instruct the Cloud Thrifty Scheduler of the time a repeat pattern to shutdown or startup a server operating system. You can add labels at anytime. Cloud Thrifty evaluated the project for changes every 45 minutes.
<action>-<pattern>-<hour_minute><am or pm>-<timezone>
*all label values are ignored by Cloud Thrifty. The gcp interface requires a value so you may use anything you like.
This pattern is common in the dev and test space and in effect brings the servers online during working hours. Estimated savings 52% or more.
This pattern is common when servers are just not needed on the weekends. Estimated savings 31% or more.
This pattern is common in retail and other industries to bring online clusters for high compute functions such as compiling machine learning models. This example is for a 12 hour workload on Saturdays.
Developers create servers to debug crashdumps. These servers require many gigs of RAM and high core counts. These server are expensive and are often left running needlessly.Solution:
Add a Cloud Thrifty label to the GCP template or the automation system that creates the VM. The following label added to the vm will cause it to shutdown every night at midnight.