During delivery of the class, I popped over to a much older data factory and fired up a couple integration runtimes (IRs). You see, on this older data factory, I trigger a couple pipelines that check to see if I’ve left an IR running. If so, each pipeline will shut down its respective IR. The trigger fires each evening. I blogged about the pipeline design almost two years ago in a post titled Stop an Azure-SSIS Files Integration Runtime (Safely).
Read on for the full report, some takeaways on how to limit the risk, and possible next steps if you find yourself in a situation like Andy did.