Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualisation for a wide range of computing solutions with support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP and more. Select from a wide variety of virtual machine sizes. Virtual machines are billed on a per-minute basis and most include load-balancing and auto-scaling free of charge. Standard egress charges apply.
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B series (in preview)B-series are economical virtual machines that provide a low-cost option for workloads which typically run at a low to moderate baseline CPU performance, but sometimes need to burst to significantly higher CPU performance when the demand rises. These workloads don’t require the use of the full CPU all the time, but occasionally will need to burst to finish some tasks more quickly. Many applications such as development and test servers, low-traffic web servers, small databases, micro services, servers for proof-of-concepts, build servers and code repositories fit into this model. The prices are for the preview and may change when the service is generally available.
|B1S||1||1.00 GiB||2 GiB||$-|
|B2S||2||4.00 GiB||8 GiB||$-|
|B1MS||1||2.00 GiB||4 GiB||$-|
|B2MS||2||8.00 GiB||16 GiB||$-|
|B4MS||4||16.00 GiB||32 GiB||$-|
|B8MS||8||32.00 GiB||64 GiB||$-|
A0-4 – Basic
A Basic is an economical option for development workloads, test servers, build servers, code repositories, low-traffic websites and web applications, micro services, early product experiments and small databases.
|A0||1||0.75 GiB||20 GiB||$-|
|A1||1||1.75 GiB||40 GiB||$-|
|A2||2||3.50 GiB||60 GiB||$-|
|A3||4||7.00 GiB||120 GiB||$-|
|A4||8||14.00 GiB||240 GiB||$-|
Av2 Standard is the latest generation of A-series virtual machines with similar CPU performance and faster disk. These virtual machines are suitable for development workloads, build servers, code repositories, low-traffic websites and web applications, micro services, early product experiments and small databases. Like the prior A Standard generation, Av2 virtual machines will include load balancing and auto-scaling at no additional charge.
|A1 v2||1||2.00 GiB||10 GiB||$-|
|A2 v2||2||4.00 GiB||20 GiB||$-|
|A4 v2||4||8.00 GiB||40 GiB||$-|
|A8 v2||8||16.00 GiB||80 GiB||$-|
|A2m v2||2||16.00 GiB||20 GiB||$-|
|A4m v2||4||32.00 GiB||40 GiB||$-|
|A8m v2||8||64.00 GiB||80 GiB||$-|
D2-64 v3 latest generation
D2-64 v3 instances are the latest generation of general purpose instances. D2-64 v3 instances are based on the 2.3 GHz Intel XEON ® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor and can achieve 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D2-64 v3 instances offer a combination of CPU, memory and local disk for most production workloads.
Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. To use premium storage disks, use variant Dsv3 virtual machines. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv3 sizes are the same as for the Dv3 series. Pricing for disks is available here.
|D2 v3||2||8.00 GiB||16 GiB||$-|
|D4 v3||4||16.00 GiB||32 GiB||$-|
|D8 v3||8||32.00 GiB||64 GiB||$-|
|D16 v3||16||64.00 GiB||128 GiB||$-|
|D32 v3||32||128.00 GiB||256 GiB||$-|
|D64 v3||64||256.00 GiB||512 GiB||$-|
D2-5 v2 limited-time special pricing
For a limited time only, our D2-5 v2 instances will be offered at a special price based on our upcoming move to hyper-threaded processors. Read more about the move to hyper-threaded processors and this limited-time offer on our blog.
|D2 v2 Promo||2||7.00 GiB||100 GiB||$-|
|D3 v2 Promo||4||14.00 GiB||200 GiB||$-|
|D4 v2 Promo||8||28.00 GiB||400 GiB||$-|
|D5 v2 Promo||16||56.00 GiB||800 GiB||$-|
D1-5 v2 instances are based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor and can achieve 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D1-5 v2 instances offer a powerful combination of CPU, memory and local disk for most production applications.
Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. To use premium storage disks, use the variant Dsv2 virtual machines. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv2 sizes are the same as Dv2 series. Pricing for disks is available here.
|D1 v2||1||3.50 GiB||50 GiB||$-|
|D2 v2||2||7.00 GiB||100 GiB||$-|
|D3 v2||4||14.00 GiB||200 GiB||$-|
|D4 v2||8||28.00 GiB||400 GiB||$-|
|D5 v2||16||56.00 GiB||800 GiB||$-|
The F-series virtual machines support 2 GiB of RAM and 16 GB of local solid-state drive (SSD) per CPU core, and are optimised for compute-intensive workloads. The F-series is based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, which can achieve clock speeds as high as 3.2 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. These virtual machines are suitable for scenarios such as batch processing, web servers, analytics and gaming.
For persistent storage, use the variant Fs virtual machines and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Fs sizes are the same as F series.
|F1||1||2.00 GiB||16 GiB||$-|
|F2||2||4.00 GiB||32 GiB||$-|
|F4||4||8.00 GiB||64 GiB||$-|
|F8||8||16.00 GiB||128 GiB||$-|
|F16||16||32.00 GiB||256 GiB||$-|
E2-64 v3 latest generation
E2-64 v3 instances are the latest generation of memory-optimised instances. E2-64 v3 instances are based on the 2.3 GHz Intel XEON ® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor and can achieve 3.5 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. E2-64 v3 instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications.
Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. To use premium storage disks, use the variant Esv3 virtual machines. The pricing and billing meters for Esv3 sizes are the same as for the Ev3 series. Pricing for disks is available here.
|E2 v3||2||16.00 GiB||32 GiB||$-|
|E4 v3||4||32.00 GiB||64 GiB||$-|
|E8 v3||8||64.00 GiB||128 GiB||$-|
|E16 v3||16||128.00 GiB||256 GiB||$-|
|E32 v3||32||256.00 GiB||512 GiB||$-|
|E64 v3||64||432.00 GiB||864 GiB||$-|
D11-14 v2 limited-time special pricing
For a limited time only, our D11-14 v2 instances will be offered at a special price based on our upcoming move to hyper-threaded processors. Read more about the move to hyper-threaded processors and this limited-time offer on our blog.
|D11 v2 Promo||2||14.00 GiB||100 GiB||$-|
|D12 v2 Promo||4||28.00 GiB||200 GiB||$-|
|D13 v2 Promo||8||56.00 GiB||400 GiB||$-|
|D14 v2 Promo||16||112.00 GiB||800 GiB||$-|
D11-15 v2 instances are based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor and can achieve 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D11-15 v2 are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications. D15 v2 instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.
For persistent storage, use the variant Dsv2 virtual machines and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv2 sizes are the same as Dv2 series.
|D11 v2||2||14.00 GiB||100 GiB||$-|
|D12 v2||4||28.00 GiB||200 GiB||$-|
|D13 v2||8||56.00 GiB||400 GiB||$-|
|D14 v2||16||112.00 GiB||800 GiB||$-|
|D15 v2||20||140.00 GiB||1,000 GiB||$-|
G-series virtual machines feature Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family and provide unparalleled computational performance to support large database workloads, specifically SAP HANA, SQL Server, Hadoop, DataZen and Hortonworks. G5 instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.
If you need an option to run SAP HANA production environments that require nodes larger than 0.5 TB, the SAP HANA on Azure (large instances) provide purpose-built SAP-certified hardware to deploy larger production environments of SAP workloads (OLTP and OLAP). More details are available here.
For persistent storage, use the variant GS virtual machines and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing metres for GS sizes are the same as G-series.
|G1||2||28.00 GiB||384 GiB||$-|
|G2||4||56.00 GiB||768 GiB||$-|
|G3||8||112.00 GiB||1,536 GiB||$-|
|G4||16||224.00 GiB||3,072 GiB||$-|
|G5||32||448.00 GiB||6,144 GiB||$-|
M-series virtual machines feature Intel® Xeon® E7-8890 v3 2.5 GHz (Haswell) processors. The M-series provides up to 128 cores and 2.0 TiB of memory, providing unparalleled computational performance to support large in-memory workloads.All the M-series virtual machine sizes will have the ability to use both standard and premium persistent disks. The pricing and billing meters for Ms sizes are the same as the M series.
|M64MS||64||1,750.00 GiB||2,000 GiB||$-|
|M64S||64||1,000.00 GiB||2,000 GiB||$-|
|M128S||128||2,000.00 GiB||4,000 GiB||$-|
L-series instances are storage-optimised virtual machines for low-latency workloads such as NoSQL databases (e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB, Cloudera and Redis). L-series offer up to 32 CPU cores, using the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family with 8 GiB random-access memory (RAM) per core, and from 768 GB to 6 TB of local solid-state drive (SSD) disk. This instance provides Premium storage support.
|L4||4||32.00 GiB||678 GiB||$-|
|L8||8||64.00 GiB||1,388 GiB||$-|
|L16||16||128.00 GiB||2,807 GiB||$-|
|L32||32||256.00 GiB||5,630 GiB||$-|
N-series virtual machines are ideal for compute and graphics-intensive workloads, helping customers to fuel innovation through scenarios such as high-end remote visualisation, deep learning and predictive analytics. N-series virtual machines feature the NVIDIA Tesla accelerated platform and NVIDIA GRID 2.0 technology, providing the highest-end graphics support available in the cloud today. In addition, N-series offers an NC24r configuration that provides a low latency, high-throughput network interface optimised for tightly coupled parallel computing workloads.
|NC6||6||56.00 GiB||340 GiB||1X K80||$-|
|NC12||12||112.00 GiB||680 GiB||2X K80||$-|
|NC24||24||224.00 GiB||1,440 GiB||4X K80||$-|
|NC24r||24||224.00 GiB||1,440 GiB||4X K80||$-|
N-series virtual machines are ideal for compute and graphics-intensive workloads, helping customers to fuel innovation through scenarios such as high-end remote visualisation, deep learning and predictive analytics. N-series virtual machines feature the NVIDIA Tesla accelerated platform and NVIDIA GRID 2.0 technology, providing the highest-end graphics support available in the cloud today.
|NV6||6||56.00 GiB||340 GiB||1X M60||$-|
|NV12||12||112.00 GiB||680 GiB||2X M60||$-|
|NV24||24||224.00 GiB||1,440 GiB||4X M60||$-|
The H-series is a new family specifically designed to handle high-performance computing workloads such as financial risk modelling, seismic and reservoir simulation, molecular modelling and genomic research. They are based on the Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 Haswell 3.2 GHz (3.6 GHz with turbo) with DDR 4 memory. Turbo is always on for H-series instances. Two of the H-series configurations (H16r and H16mr) also carry a second low latency, high-throughput network interface (RDMA) optimised and tuned for tightly coupled parallel computing workloads such as MPI applications.
|H8||8||56.00 GiB||1,000 GiB||$-|
|H16||16||112.00 GiB||2,000 GiB||$-|
|H8m||8||112.00 GiB||1,000 GiB||$-|
|H16m||16||224.00 GiB||2,000 GiB||$-|
|H16mr||16||224.00 GiB||2,000 GiB||$-|
|H16r||16||112.00 GiB||2,000 GiB||$-|
Support for certain Linux virtual machine images in the Azure Marketplace is available from the publisher. In some cases, it’s provided by the publisher for free. In other cases, we charge by the minute for the right to receive support. The total charge for running a Linux virtual machine is the support rate (if applicable) plus the Linux compute rate. Microsoft does not provide support for Linux images in the Azure Marketplace.
Free trial, MSDN, BizSpark and Microsoft Partner Network member benefits (monetary credits) don’t apply to publisher-provided Linux support, which is billed separately.
Canonical Ubuntu Server Linux images
Customers who deploy virtual machines from Canonical Ubuntu Server Linux images available in the Azure Marketplace are entitled to receive patching from Canonical for those virtual machines at no additional charge over the compute rates.
OpenLogic CentOS-Based Linux Images
Customers who deploy virtual machines from OpenLogic CentOS-based Linux images available in the Azure Marketplace will be entitled to receive patching from OpenLogic for those virtual machines at no additional charge over the compute rates.
IP address options
Every Azure Cloud Service containing one or more Azure Virtual Machines is automatically assigned a free dynamic Virtual IP (VIP) address. For an additional charge, you can also get:
- Instance-level public IP addresses – A dynamic public IP address (PIP) that is assigned to a virtual machine for direct access.
- Reserved IP addresses – A public IP address that can be reserved for your subscription, which can be used as a VIP address for any cloud service in the region.
- Load-balanced IP addresses – Additional load-balanced VIP addresses that can be assigned to an Azure Cloud Service containing one or more Azure Virtual Machines.
Support and SLA
- Free billing and subscription management support.
- Flexible support plans starting at $29/month (Note: Microsoft support does not include support for Linux images in the Azure Marketplace, though in some cases Linux publishers offer support as per the plans above). Find a plan
- Guaranteed 99.95% connectivity for multiple instances. Read the SLA
No. All new virtual machines have an operating system disk and a local disk (or “resource disk”). We don’t charge for local disk storage. The operating system disk is charged at the standard rate for disks. See all virtual machine configurations.
Maybe. If the status says “Stopped (Deallocated)”, you aren’t being billed. If it says “Stopped Allocated”, you’re still being billed for allocated virtual cores (not the software licence itself). Full details on virtual machine states are available here.
State Billed Details Starting Yes The initial starting state of virtual machines as they are going through the boot cycle. This period is billed as the virtual machines are running. Running (Started) Yes The running state of the virtual machine. Stopped Yes You are billed for allocated cores, but not software licences.
Note: To put a virtual machine in “Stopped” status, use the power option within the virtual machine, not from the Microsoft Azure classic portal.
Deleted (Deallocated) No Cores are no longer allocated to the virtual machine, and are no longer billed.
Note: The only way to stop all virtual machines in a cloud service is to delete both the staging and production deployments.
Virtual machines include local disk storage. You can see the cost to attach Premium (SSD based) and Standard (HDD based) disks to your virtual machines on the Managed Disks pricing page.
Previously, all usage for A0, A2, A3 and A4 Standard and Basic Virtual Machines was emitted as fractions (for A0) or multiples (for A2, A3 and A4) of A1 Virtual Machines meter minutes. We heard this caused some confusion for our customers, so we’ve implemented a change to assign per-minute usage to dedicated A0, A2, A3 and A4 meters. As a result of this transition, the resource GUIDs for A0, A2, A3 and A4 Virtual Machines will change. If any of your billing routines rely on the resource GUIDs, they’ll need to be modified to take these new billing meters into consideration. See a list of new resource GUIDs itemised by region.
Deployment size Usage emitted as multiple of A1 until 10 January 2016 Usage emitted on dedicated meter as of 11 January 2016 A0 .25 of A1 hour 1 of A0 hour A2 2 of A1 hour 1 of A2 hour A3 4 of A1 hour 1 of A3 hour A4 8 of A1 hour 1 of A4 hour
We charge for the number of minutes your virtual machine is running, rounded up to the nearest minute, not hour.
It’s a new preview feature for Azure Virtual Machines with private IP addresses. The internally load balanced endpoint is only accessible within a virtual network (for virtual machines within a virtual network) or cloud service (for virtual machines outside a virtual network). Internal load balancing is useful for multi-tier applications where some of the application tiers aren’t public-facing, yet require load balancing functionality.
You can check the status of your virtual machines in the Virtual Machines tab and also in the virtual machine Dashboard. If virtual machine status says “Stopped”, you’re still being billed. Only “Stopped (Deallocated)” indicates that you’re not being billed.
To ensure you aren’t being billed, always stop virtual machines from the management portal. You can also stop the virtual machine via Powershell by calling ShutdownRoleOperation with “PostShutdownAction” equal to “StoppedDeallocated”.
Each instance is charged for its data egress across regions.
No. Tax will be added separately.
Yes, through licence mobility, if you have Software Assurance you can “bring your own licence” for all Virtual Machines-supported server products.