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    Scheduled Deployments in Pulumi Cloud introduce a robust capability to automate cloud operations, enabling more control over when and how infrastructure updates are applied. This feature is ideal for teams looking to enhance operational efficiency by automating routine tasks and ensuring that changes are made during optimal times, such as off-peak hours or predetermined maintenance windows.

    Users can easily define schedules for any stack with Pulumi Deployments configured, using cron expressions to specify exact times for operations. This granular level of control allows for precise management of infrastructure tasks, accommodating complex scheduling needs. Scheduled Deployments build upon the existing infrastructure provided by Pulumi Deployments, enhancing it with the flexibility to manage deployment timing extensively. This means Pulumi Deployments concurrency limits apply to scheduled deployments and pausing deployments on a stack will queue scheduled deployments as well.

    Pulumi Cloud UI

    In order to set up a deployment schedule in the Pulumi Cloud console, follow these steps:

    1. Ensure Deployments Settings are configured on the stack see the docs
    2. Navigate to the Stack > Settings > Schedules


    1. Select “Raw operation”
    2. Select from the drop-down the type of operation you would like to schedule
    3. Set the schedule using a cron expression
    4. Save the Schedule

    Populated Schedule in the UI

    Setting it up in the API

    For those who prefer to automate and script their infrastructure tasks, Time-to-Live schedules can be configured programmatically using simple HTTP requests.

    • Create a schedule
    • Get a schedule for a stack
    • Update or delete a schedule
    • Pause or resume a schedule
    • List all schedules in the organization (includes Drift and Time-to-Live schedules)

    Below is an example of creating a Schedule on a stack programmatically:

    curl \
      -H "Accept: application/vnd.pulumi+8" \
      -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
      -H "Authorization: token $PULUMI_ACCESS_TOKEN" \
      --request POST \
      --data '{ "scheduleCron":"0 0 * * *", "request": { "operation": "update" } }' \

    Refer to the Pulumi Deployments REST API documentation for more details on how to use the REST API to manage Scheduled Deployments.

    Pulumi Cloud Service provider

    import * as pulumi from "@pulumi/pulumi";
    import * as pulumiservice from "@pulumi/pulumiservice";
    const organizationName = "my-org";
    const projectName = "my-project";
    const stackName = "prod-stack";
    const rawSchedule = new pulumiservice.DeploymentSchedule("rawSchedule", {
        organization: organizationName,
        project: projectName,
        stack: stackName,
        scheduleCron: "0 0 * * *", // Run an update daily at midnight
        pulumiOperation: pulumiservice.PulumiOperation.update
    export const scheduleId = rawSchedule.scheduleId;
    import pulumi
    import pulumi_pulumiservice as pulumiservice
    organization_name = "my-org"
    project_name = "my-project"
    stack_name = "prod-stack"
    # Create a raw deployment schedule
    raw_schedule = pulumiservice.DeploymentSchedule("rawSchedule",
        schedule_cron="0 0 * * *",  # Run an update daily at midnight
    pulumi.export('scheduleId', raw_schedule.schedule_id)
    package main
    import (
    func main() {
        pulumi.Run(func(ctx *pulumi.Context) error {
            rawSchedule, err := pulumiservice.NewDeploymentSchedule(ctx, "rawSchedule", &pulumiservice.DeploymentScheduleArgs{
                Organization: pulumi.String("my-org"),
                Project: pulumi.String("my-project"),
                Stack: pulumi.String("prod-stack"),
                ScheduleCron: pulumi.String("0 0 * * *"),  // Run an update daily at midnight
                PulumiOperation: pulumiservice.PulumiOperationUpdate,
            if err != nil {
                return err
            ctx.Export("scheduleId", rawSchedule.ScheduleID)
            return nil
    using Pulumi;
    using PulumiService = Pulumi.PulumiService;
    class Program
        static Task<int> Main() => Deployment.RunAsync(() => {
            var rawSchedule = new PulumiService.DeploymentSchedule("rawSchedule", new PulumiService.DeploymentScheduleArgs
                Organization = "my-org",
                Project = "my-project",
                Stack = "prod-stack",
                ScheduleCron = "0 0 * * *",  // Run an update daily at midnight
                PulumiOperation = PulumiService.PulumiOperation.Update,
            return new Dictionary<string, object?>
                { "scheduleId", rawSchedule.ScheduleId }
    import com.pulumi.Context;
    import com.pulumi.Pulumi;
    import com.pulumi.pulumiservice.DeploymentSchedule;
    import com.pulumi.pulumiservice.DeploymentScheduleArgs;
    public class App {
        public static void main(String[] args) {
        private static to stack(Context ctx) {
            var rawSchedule = new DeploymentSchedule("rawSchedule", DeploymentScheduleArgs.builder()
                .scheduleCron("0 0 * * *") // Run an update daily at midnight
            ctx.export("scheduleId", rawSchedule.name());
    name: raw-schedule-setup
    runtime: yaml
    description: Setup of a raw schedule for automatic operations with Pulumi
        type: pulumiservice:index:DeploymentSchedule
          organization: my-org
          project: my-project
          stack: prod-stack
          scheduleCron: "0 0 * * *" # Run an update daily at midnight
          pulumiOperation: update
      scheduleId: ${rawSchedule.scheduleId}

    See the Pulumi Service Provider documentation for more details on how to manage Scheduled Deployments in source control.

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