Azure Automation - Shutdown of VM

Hi Azure Experts

I have been testing Azure of late and getting stuck in.

I have setup Azure Automation. I have configured a Start-up Job which works a treat. I have also created a Shut-down Job as follows:
workflow ShutDown_STMine_VM
{
$Cred = Get-AutomationPSCredential -Name 'automation'
Add-AzureAccount -Credential $Cred
InlineScript
  {
  Select-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionName "Microsoft Partner Network"
  $VMS = Get-AzureVM
  ForEach ($VM in $VMS)
    {
    $VMName = $VM.Name
   Write-Output "Attempting to shut down VM: $VMName"
  Stop-AzureVM -ServiceName $VM.ServiceName -Name $VM.Name -StayProvisioned
    }
  }
}

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Now, whilst the Shut-down job shuts down the VM's I have in there, I'm seeing this:
1.PNGThe message 'Virtual machines continue to incur compute charges if they are stopped from the guest operating system. To avoid these charges, use the management portal to stop the virtual machines or to delete them' - can anyone advise how I can get the VM to completely shutdown so that it is not incurring any Compute Charges?

Thanks
Mark
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Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
note the difference between -stayprovisioned (you keep paying) and -force (you stop paying)

$subscription = Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile -PublishSettingsFile 'D:\Downloads\Visual Studio Premium with MSDN-8-20-2015-credentials.publishsettings'
# create a context for account and key
Set-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionId $subscription.id
$vms = Get-AzureVM -servicename SSCM2012DWJ
foreach ($vm in $vms) {
      if ($vm.InstanceStatus -ne 'StoppedDeallocated' )
        {
        write-output("Stopping:"+$vm.Name)        
       Stop-AzureVM -ServiceName $vm.ServiceName -Name $vm.Name -force
       }
    }

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My start-myazurevms.ps1 script
Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile -PublishSettingsFile "D:\downloads\Visual Studio Premium with MSDN-8-20-2015-credentials.publishsettings"
$vms = get-azurevm 
foreach($vm in $vms){
    if(!($vm.status -like  "Running")){
        write-host('Starting:'+ $vm.name)
        start-azurevm -servicename $vm.servicename -name $vm.name
        }
    }

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Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantAuthor Commented:
hi

Thanks for that. I was using the '-stayprovisioned' to keep the same external IP but see the error of my ways.

If I wanted to have a static external IP as I am hosting an app server how to I go about that? The app server needs to be available to the public via port 25565. I have another question open about the fact that that port is open even though I have set it as endpoint.

Thanks
Mark
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you probably don't need a full blown virtual machine for your app.
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Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Hi

The server for the application needs a full Windows Server running.

If have a static IP via Azure is not possible I presume that using something like DYNDNS is allowed?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantAuthor Commented:
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