The Edge Service Manager offers automation capabilities for tasks, jobs, and workflows using open-source scripting and templating for your third-party cloud services. You can create and execute individual tasks or combine them in workflows you can execute manually or automatically. You can pair write attribute tasks with shell script tasks to use the stored values of write attribute tasks in instance phases. Instances have separate phases that start with configuration and end with teardown. Also, the Edge Service Manager provides scheduling capabilities to automate when instances are powered on and off.