Does the virtual machine instance price include storage costs associated with the running image?

Virtual machine prices include local disk storage only. 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.

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Related questions and answers

  • A temporary disk is storage that’s attached directly to the deployed VM. Data on a temporary disk is lost once the VM is shut down. If you need persistent storage, there are a number of types and sizes of persistent data disks available, which are charged for separately. Please see storage pricing for information. For persistent VM storage, we recommend that you use Managed Disks to take advantage of better management features, scalability, availability and security.

  • Yes, through licence mobility, if you have Software Assurance you can “bring your own licence” for all Virtual Machines-supported server products.

  • Learn how to configure auto-scale.