Schedule EC2 Instances

Automate start and stop times for AWS EC2 instances with schedules

  • Select your instances to schedule

    Use your existing tag structure to identify which instances to target. In Gorillastack, you can create Tag Groups using regex and boolean logic. This allows you to target any combination of instances for accuracy and completeness.

  • Create a schedule

    Decide the times for taking actions on your EC2 instances. You can stop instances without needing a schedule to bring them back up again and vice-versa. You can also slice and dice across regions and timezones, with the freedom to set up multiple schedules.

  • Let the magic happen

    Just sit back. When the time comes you can choose to get advance notification via Slack, HipChat or E-mail. From there you can snooze or cancel the action. Using our advanced roles and permissions you can enable your team to take control at that point too.

Turn EC2 Instances On

Bring up 1 server or a group of servers by schedule for when they’re required

Turn EC2 Instances Off

Switch off servers at the end of the day or when they’re no longer needed

Improve Elasticity

AWS is designed to be elastic so take full advantage by cycling on and off

Use Your AWS Tags

Use your existing AWS tag structure to target EC2 instances for your schedule

Control Costs

Reduce your costs by cycling your instances when they’re not required


Cancel or snooze a schedule by interacting with rich notifications from Slack, HipChat or E-mail.

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