Leases are controlled at the multi-machine service level. Lease operations such as change, extend, and expire are not available for individual component machines.

The lease period for a multi-machine service always overrides the lease on its component machines. A component machine always has the same lease period as the multi-machine service.

When the expiration date for a multi-machine service changes, that change is applied to all its component machines.

Component machines cannot expire earlier than the multi-machine service to which they belong.

When a multi-machine service expires, all its component machines expire at the same time. The multi-machine service and its component machines are destroyed immediately when the lease expires.