Red5 Documentation

Preemptive VMs Option

If you want to reduce some costs, you can specify preemptive instances for your nodes. These VM types can be taken down by GCP after 24 hours (the stream manager will replace them per the scaling policy). This is a good option if you have bursts of traffic and want to scale up quickly for less money. The preemptive flag is added as a property in the launch configuration json data, and can be set for each node type separately.

    "properties": {
            "property": [
                    "name": "edge:preemptible",
                    "value": "true"