Azure Arc pricing

Start your Azure free account and get a $200 credit for 30 days, plus get 12 months of free access to Azure Arc.

For customers who want to simplify complex and distributed environments across on-premises, edge and multicloud, Azure Arc enables deployment of Azure services anywhere and extends Azure management to any infrastructure.

Pricing details

Azure Arc enabled servers

Azure Arc extends the single control plane from Azure to bring Azure services and management to any infrastructure. Azure Arc control plane functionality is offered at no additional cost. This includes:

  • Resource organization through Azure management groups and Tagging
  • Searching and indexing through Azure Resource Graph
  • Access and security through RBAC and subscriptions
  • Environments and automation through templates and extensions

In addition, Update Management is offered for servers outside of Azure at no additional cost.

Azure Policy guest configuration

Azure Policy guest configuration offers the ability to define and audit compliance configuration of servers in your environment such as password policy, encryption protocols and members of admin group, so that you can track compliance of organizational requirements. Billing is based on the number of servers registered with the service and have one or more guest configurations assigned to them. Billing is pro-rated hourly.

Azure Policy guest configuration includes access to the configuration change tracking feature offered by Azure Automation.

Charges for Azure Policy guest configuration will go into effect starting November 1, 2020.

Azure Resource Azure Arc Resource
Azure Policy guest configuration Free $-/Server/Month

Any other Azure service that is attached, for example Azure Defender or Azure Monitor, will be charged as per the pricing for that service.

Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes

In the current preview phase, Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes is offered at no additional cost.

Azure Arc enabled data services

In the current preview phase, Azure Arc enabled data services is offered at no additional cost.


  • Azure Policy has different capabilities. Azure Policy guest configuration is charged in a per-server basis at $-/month on servers outside of Azure connected through Azure Arc. You can use any number of policies on that server.

    Any other type Azure Policy that does not rely on guest configuration is offered at no additional cost, including VM extensions to enable services like Azure Monitor and Azure Security Center, or policies for auto tagging.

  • We will update pricing details for Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes at General Availability
  • We will update pricing details for Azure Arc enabled data services at General Availability
  • To find the price of a specific service you can go to its page and click on the pricing tab.


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