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Azure Update Manager pricing

Azure Update Manager pricing overview

Azure Update Manager is a service that helps you manage updates for all your machines, including those running Windows and Linux, across Azure, on-premises, and other cloud platforms. You can monitor update compliance from a single dashboard and make updates in real time, schedule them within a maintenance window, or automatically update during off-peak hours.

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Azure Update Manager

Azure Update Manager (previously Azure Automation: Update Management) is charged at a daily prorated value of $-/server/day. A machine enabled by Azure Arc would only be charged for the days when it's connected and managed by Azure Update Manager. Click here to learn more Azure Update Manager FAQ | Microsoft Learn.

Service Azure Non-Azure
Azure Update Manager Free $-

Extended Security Updates enabled by Azure Arc

Microsoft provides Extended Security Updates enabled by Azure Arc for Windows Server 2012/R2 and SQL Server 2012. With Azure Arc, organizations will be able to purchase and seamlessly deploy Extended Security Updates in on-premises or multicloud environments, right from the Azure portal. Extended Security Updates enabled by Azure Arc also gives more flexibility with a pay-as-you-go subscription model.

For Windows Server 2012/R2

Extended Security Updates Datacenter Monthly Rate Standard Monthly Rate
Windows Server 2012 16 Core $- $-
Windows Server 2012 8 Core $- $-
Windows Server 2012 2 Core $- $-

For SQL Server 2012

Extended Security Updates Enterprise Monthly Rate Standard Monthly Rate
SQL Server 2012 2 Core $- $-

Extended Security Updates will be available for free for customers on Azure, which includes workloads running on Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Dedicated Host, Azure VMWare Solutions, Nutanix Cloud Clusters on Azure, and Azure Stack Hub/Edge/HCI. Learn more about your options.

For customers who sign up after the end of support dates (October 10, 2023, Year 1 for Windows Server 2012/R2, July 11, 2023, Year 2 for SQL Server 2012), you will receive a one-time bill-back charge from the start of the Extended Security Updates year to your actual start date.

Questions? Check out some Frequently Asked Questions.

Azure Update Manager will be available at no additional charge for customers with Microsoft Defender for Servers plan 2.

Resource Type Resource Price
Servers Microsoft Defender for Servers Plan 2 $-
Included data - 500 MB/day

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  • For Arc-enabled servers, Azure Update Manager is charged $- (assuming 31 days of connected usage). It's charged at a daily prorated value of $-/server/day. An Arc-enabled machine would only be charged for the days when it's connected and managed by Azure Update Manager.
  • An Arc-enabled server is considered managed by Azure Update Manager for days on which the machine fulfills the following conditions:

    • Connected status for Arc at any time during the day.
    • An update operation (patched on demand or through a scheduled job, assessed on demand or through periodic assessment) is triggered on it, or it's associated with a schedule.
  • An Arc-enabled server managed with Azure Update Manager is not charged in following scenarios:

    • If the machine is enabled for delivery of Extended Security Updates (ESUs) enabled by Azure Arc.
    • Microsoft Defender for Servers Plan 2 is enabled for the subscription hosting the Arc-enabled server.
  • Customers using Automation Update Management moving to Azure Update Manager won't be charged till retirement of LA agent.
  • If you have purchased a Defender for Servers Plan 2, then you won't have to pay to remediate the unhealthy resources for the above two recommendations. But if you're using any other Defender for server plan for your Arc machines, then you would be charged for those machines at the daily prorated $-/server by Azure Update Manager.
  • Azure Update Manager is not charged for machines hosted on Azure Stack HCI clusters that have been enabled for Azure benefits and Azure Arc VM management. Learn more

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