Automation and Control

Enable continuous services and compliance with automation and configuration management

The Automation and Control product is priced per node. Billing is based on the number of nodes that are registered with the service. Charges start when a node is registered with the service and stop when the node is unregistered from the service. A node is any machine whose configuration is managed by the service. This could be an Azure VM, on-premises VM, physical host or a VM in another public cloud.

Automation and Control
Change Management1 Included Included
Update Management1 Included Included
Desired State Configuration Included Included
Process Automation Included Included
Number of nodes Unlimited
Price $6 / node / month
1Log data stored is charged at Azure Log Analytics pricing

Additional minutes

If used minutes exceeds the included amounts per day overages are charged per the below price
Process Automation minutes
Process Automation2 $0.002 / minute
2Incremental job minutes are billed at the standalone rates below. Minutes are aggregated across all automation accounts under the same subscription.

Support & SLA

  • We provide technical support for all Azure services released to General Availability, including Log Analytics, through Azure Support, starting at $29/mo. Billing and subscription management support is provided for free.
  • Additional training videos and documentation are also available.
  • The availability of Insight and Analytics is based on the SLA of the underlying log analytics workspace and automation account resources used. Please see the Log Analytics SLA and Automation SLA for more details.


  • We bill you based on the total number nodes each hour that send data. Each node registered with the service will send data at least once per hour. For every node you receive 10 job minutes per day. At the end of each day the number of nodes reported is calculated and multiplied by 10 minutes to determine the job minute allocation for the day. The total number of job minutes is also calculated and if it exceeds the job minute allocation, then the number of minutes above the allocation is charged the additional minutes’ rate.

    Job run time minutes for system runbooks do not count as usage of your allocation of job minutes

  • Yes. If you want to use more than 500 minutes of process automation or manage more than 5 nodes, per subscription per month, you will need to transition to the paid tier.


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