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Improvements to meter names for Enterprise Agreement customers

Posted on 27 June 2018

A common request from our customers and partners has been to make the names of our usage meters more consistent and easier to understand.

Effective 16th August 2018, we will introduce improved standardised meter names for Azure Virtual Machines. Meter name changes for all other services will be effective by the end of October 2018.

The Microsoft part number descriptions that are associated with your Azure usage on your overage invoice and the product name shown through the enterprise portal will change to reflect the new naming convention as well. Pricing or part numbers will not change.

These changes will make it easier for you to manage Azure resources and create a consistent taxonomy between feature pages on the Azure website, detailed usage data, APIs and invoices. Although these changes will not affect the usage data, rates or meter ID, you will need to adjust your reports to accommodate the new naming conventions.

As a part of the improvements, you will see changes to the region name and unit of measure in October, in addition to the meter category, meter sub-category and meter name changes effective in August. Region names will change as follows: 'USGov' to 'US Gov,' 'Gov (US)' to 'US Gov Zone 1', 'DoD (US)' to 'US Gov Zone 2', 'DE (Trustee)' to 'DE Zone 1' and 'All Regions' to a blank/null value.

See the following table for illustrative examples of name changes.

Name convention type

Meter ID

Microsoft part number (SAP SKU)

Meter category

Meter sub-category

Meter name

Meter region

Product

Microsoft part number description

Unit of measure

Old Convention

c59f00bc-78a3-44d1-80de-38d289063522

4WP-00278

Data Services

SQL Database

Premium Elastic DTU Pack

JA East

Data Services SQL Database Premium Elastic DTU Pack - JA East

AzureSQLDB ShrdSvr ALNG Fee MVL 10Days Ovg PremElstDTUPkJAE

10 Days

New Convention

c59f00bc-78a3-44d1-80de-38d289063522

4WP-00278

SQL Database

Elastic Pool - Premium

eDTUs

JA East

SQL Database Elastic Pool - Premium - eDTUs - JA East

Az SQL DB El Pool-Premium-eDTUs-10/Day-JA E

10/Day

Old Convention

a43a47f9-3dc0-4611-880e-52c71b55b612

AAA-15429

Storage

Geo Redundant

Standard IO - Block Blob (GB)

DE Northeast

Storage Geo Redundant Standard IO - Block Blob - DE Northeast

Az Storage Geo Red Std IO Blk Blb 100GB GA DE NE

100 GB

New Convention

a43a47f9-3dc0-4611-880e-52c71b55b612

AAA-15429

Storage

General Block Blob

GRS Data Stored

DE Northeast

General Block Blob - GRS - Data Stored - DE Northeast

Az General Block Blob-GRS-Data Stored-100 GB/Mo-DE NE

100 GB/Month

Old Convention

2005544f-659d-49c9-9094-8e0aea1be3a5

N7H-03773

Virtual Machines

A1 VM (Windows)

Compute Hours

US Central

A1 VM (Windows) - US Central - Dev/Test

AzureCompute ShrdSvr ALNG Fee MVL 100hrs Ovrg MSDN A1VMWinUSCen

100 Hours

New Convention

2005544f-659d-49c9-9094-8e0aea1be3a5

N7H-03773

Virtual Machines

A Series Windows

A1

US Central

Virtual Machines A Series Windows - A1  - Dev/Test - US Central

Az VM A Series Windows-A1-100 Hrs-DvTst-US C

100 Hours

Old Convention

945b8bdc-4942-45f4-bb2d-65b849304aff

N7H-04451

Business Analytics

A3 HDInsight

Compute Hours

All Regions

A3 HDInsight

AzureCompute ShrdSvr ALNG Fee MVL 10hrs Ovg A3HDInsight

10 Hours

New Convention

945b8bdc-4942-45f4-bb2d-65b849304aff

N7H-04451

HDInsight

A Series Windows

A3

 

HDInsight A Series Windows - A3

Az HDInsight A Series Windows-A3-10 Hrs

10 Hours

You can download a detailed spreadsheet that contains all meters and their before/after attribute values. This list will be refreshed each month until all changes are implemented in production by end of October 2018, so please check back regularly for updates. If you need to continue to report by using the old names, use the mappings in this file.

We have also compiled instructions to help you update any reports that rely on the meter attribute names. If you are using the Power BI content pack to report on your usage, we encourage you to migrate to the latest version of the content pack as soon as possible to avoid any changes to your reporting when the Microsoft Azure Enterprise content pack is decommissioned at the end of December 2018. Learn more about the latest release of the content pack and how the naming improvements will affect your reports. If you have questions, contact Azure Support.

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