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Azure SQL Gen 4 hardware approaching end of life 31 March 2023

Published date: February 01, 2023

The Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell)-based CPU used in Gen 4 hardware reached its end of life in 2020 and was retired. We’re decommissioning the Gen 4 Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell)-based CPUs and transitioning to Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz, Intel SP8160 (Skylake), Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL 2.5 GHz (Cascade Lake) and Intel(R) Xeon Scalable 2.8 GHz processor (Ice Lake) processors for all new deployments.

We are extending the end of support date to 31 March 2023, after which the Intel E5-2673 (Haswell) v3-based CPU and Gen 4 hardware will no longer be supported. Consider moving your databases and managed instances to either vCore-based standard-series or premium-series hardware, or DTU-based standard and premium tiers before 31 March 2023.

Learn more in our announcement blog post.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Retirements