Azure Virtual Machines gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions with support for Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM, SAP, and more. Select from a wide variety of virtual machine sizes. Virtual machines are billed on per-minute basis and most include load-balancing and auto-scaling free of charge.
The India Regions are available to customers with a business presence in India.
Azure Germany regions are currently available through an enterprise agreement (EA) for customers and partners in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Contact your EA representative to learn more.
The India Regions are available to customers with a business presence in India. The West India data center is currently only available to select volume licensing customers and partners. For more information, contact your Microsoft India partner manager or account manager.
Azure Government is available to US government entities to purchase physically and network isolated instance of Azure Government from a Licensed Azure Government Service Provider or Partner with no upfront financial commitment or fee. Or, you can sign up for a free Azure Government trial.
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Virtual Machines is not available in the Germany Central region. Please select another region.
Virtual Machines is not available in the Germany Northeast region. Please select another region.
Balanced CPU to memory ratio. Ideal for testing and development, small to medium databases and low to medium traffic web servers.
A Basic is an economical option for development workloads, test servers, build servers, code repositories, low-traffic websites and web applications, micro services, early product experiments and small databases.
|A0||1||0.75 GB||20 GB||$0.018|
|A1||1||1.75 GB||40 GB||$0.044|
|A2||2||3.50 GB||60 GB||$0.088|
|A3||4||7.00 GB||120 GB||$0.176|
|A4||8||14.00 GB||240 GB||$0.352|
D1-5 v2 instances are the latest generation of General Purpose Instances. D1-5 v2 instances are based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, and can achieve 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D1-5 v2 instances offer a powerful combination of CPU, memory and local disk for most production applications.
Persistent storage disks are billed separately from virtual machines. To use premium storage disks, use the variant “Dsv2” VMs. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv2 sizes are the same as Dv2-series. Pricing for disks is available here.
|D1 v2||1||3.50 GB||50 GB||$0.073|
|D2 v2||2||7.00 GB||100 GB||$0.146|
|D3 v2||4||14.00 GB||200 GB||$0.293|
|D4 v2||8||28.00 GB||400 GB||$0.585|
|D5 v2||16||56.00 GB||800 GB||$1.17|
D1-4 instances offer a powerful combination of CPU, memory and local disk for most production applications. For persistent storage, use the variant “Ds” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Ds sizes are the same as D-series.
|D1||1||3.50 GB||50 GB||$0.067|
|D2||2||7.00 GB||100 GB||$0.134|
|D3||4||14.00 GB||200 GB||$0.268|
|D4||8||28.00 GB||400 GB||$0.536|
A Standard supports applications that require load balancing, auto-scaling. These VMs are suitable for development workloads, build servers, code repositories, low-traffic websites and web applications, micro services, early product experiments and small databases.
|A0||1||0.75 GB||20 GB||$0.02|
|A1||1||1.75 GB||70 GB||$0.06|
|A2||2||3.50 GB||135 GB||$0.12|
|A3||4||7.00 GB||285 GB||$0.24|
|A4||8||14.00 GB||605 GB||$0.48|
|A5||2||14.00 GB||135 GB||$0.25|
|A6||4||28.00 GB||285 GB||$0.55|
|A7||8||56.00 GB||605 GB||$1|
High CPU to memory ratio. Good for medium traffic web servers, network appliances, batch processes, and application servers.
The F-Series virtual machines sport 2GB RAM and 16 GB of local solid state drive (SSD) per CPU core, and are optimized for compute intensive workloads. The F-series is based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, which can achieve clock speeds as high as 3.2 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. These VMs are suitable for scenarios like batch processing, web servers, analytics and gaming.
For persistent storage, use the variant “Fs” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Fs sizes are the same as F-series.
|F1||1||2.00 GB||16 GB||$0.064|
|F2||2||4.00 GB||32 GB||$0.128|
|F4||4||8.00 GB||64 GB||$0.256|
|F8||8||16.00 GB||128 GB||$0.513|
|F16||16||32.00 GB||256 GB||$1.025|
High memory to core ratio. Great for relational database servers, medium to large caches, and in-memory analytics.
D11-15 v2 instances are based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, and can achieve 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. D11-15 v2 are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications. D15 v2 instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.
For persistent storage, use the variant “Dsv2” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Dsv2 sizes are the same as Dv2-series.
|D11 v2||2||14.00 GB||100 GB||$0.185|
|D12 v2||4||28.00 GB||200 GB||$0.371|
|D13 v2||8||56.00 GB||400 GB||$0.741|
|D14 v2||16||112.00 GB||800 GB||$1.482|
|D15 v2||20||140.00 GB||1,000 GB||$1.663|
D11-14 instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications. For persistent storage, use the variant “Ds” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Ds sizes are the same as D-series.
|D11||2||14.00 GB||100 GB||$0.175|
|D12||4||28.00 GB||200 GB||$0.35|
|D13||8||56.00 GB||400 GB||$0.7|
|D14||16||112.00 GB||800 GB||$1.387|
G-series virtual machines feature Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family and provide unparalleled computational performance to support large database workloads, specifically SAP, HANA, SQL Server, Hadoop, DataZen, and Hortonworks. G5 instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.
If you need an option to run SAP HANA production environments that require nodes larger than 0.5TB the SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) provide purpose-built SAP certified hardware to deploy larger production environments of SAP workloads (OLTP and OLAP). More details are available here.
For persistent storage, use the variant “Gs” VMs and purchase Premium Storage separately. The pricing and billing meters for Gs sizes are the same as G-series.
|G1||2||28.00 GB||384 GB||$0.61|
|G2||4||56.00 GB||768 GB||$1.22|
|G3||8||112.00 GB||1,536 GB||$2.44|
|G4||16||224.00 GB||3,072 GB||$4.88|
|G5||32||448.00 GB||6,144 GB||$8.69|
Specialized VMs targeted for heavy graphic rendering and video editing available with single or multiple GPUs.
The N-series is a family of Azure Virtual Machines with GPU capabilities. GPUs are ideal for compute and graphics-intensive workloads, helping customers to fuel innovation through scenarios like high-end remote visualization, deep learning and predictive analytics. Available in preview today, the N-series will feature the NVIDIA Tesla accelerated platform as well as NVIDIA GRID 2.0 technology, providing the highest-end graphics support available in the cloud today. Additionally there is a second low latency, high-throughput network interface (RDMA) optimized VM configuration (NC24r) which is tuned for tightly coupled parallel computing workloads.
|NV6||6||56.00 GB||340 GB||$0.62|
|NV12||12||112.00 GB||680 GB||$1.24|
|NV24||24||224.00 GB||1,440 GB||$2.48|
|NC6||6||56.00 GB||340 GB||$0.56|
|NC12||12||112.00 GB||680 GB||$1.13|
|NC24||24||224.00 GB||1,440 GB||$2.25|
|NC24r||24||224.00 GB||1,440 GB||$2.53|
Our fastest and most powerful CPU VMs with optional high-throughput network interfaces (RDMA).
The H-series is a new family specifically designed to handle high performance computing workloads such as financial risk modeling, seismic and reservoir simulation, molecular modeling and genomic research. They are based on the Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 Haswell 3.2 GHz (3.6 GHz with turbo) with DDR 4 memory. Turbo is always on for H series instances. Two of the H-series configurations (H16r, H16mr) also carry a second low latency, high-throughput network interface (RDMA) optimized and tuned for tightly coupled parallel computing workloads such as MPI applications.
|H8||8||56.00 GB||1,000 GB||$0.97|
|H8m||8||112.00 GB||1,000 GB||$1.3|
|H16||16||112.00 GB||2,000 GB||$1.94|
|H16m||16||224.00 GB||2,000 GB||$2.6|
|H16r||16||112.00 GB||2,000 GB||$2.14|
|H16mr||16||224.00 GB||2,000 GB||$2.86|
A8-11 instances feature Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, ideal for high-performance clusters, modeling and simulations, video encoding, and other compute or network intensive scenarios. Additionally there are second low latency, high-throughput network interface (RDMA) optimized VM configurations (A8, A9) which are tuned for Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications and other network intensive scenarios.
|A8||8||56.00 GB||382 GB||$0.975|
|A9||16||112.00 GB||382 GB||$1.95|
|A10||8||56.00 GB||382 GB||$0.78|
|A11||16||112.00 GB||382 GB||$1.56|
Support for certain Linux virtual machine images in the Azure Marketplace is available from the publisher. In some cases, it’s provided by the publisher for free. In other cases, we charge by the minute for the right to receive support. The total charge for running a Linux VM is the support rate (if applicable) plus the Linux compute rate. Microsoft does not provide support for Linux images in the Azure Marketplace.
Free trial, MSDN, BizSpark, and Microsoft Partner Network member benefits (monetary credits) don’t apply to publisher provided Linux support, which is billed separately. However, if you are on a 6 or 12-Month Purchase Plan or the 12-Month Commitment Offer, your commitment balance can be used for Linux support charges until June 30, 2016. Afterwards, license charges for the support provided by Linux publishers will be billed separately and won’t be discounted (consistent with all third-party products). Linux support charges are billed separately for Enterprise Agreement customers and are not deducted from prepaid monetary commitment (consistent with all third-party products).
Customers who deploy VMs from Canonical Ubuntu Server Linux images available in the Azure Marketplace are entitled to receive patching from Canonical for those VMs at no additional charge over the compute rates.
Customers who deploy VMs from OpenLogic CentOS-based Linux images available in the Azure Marketplace will be entitled to receive patching from OpenLogic for those VMs at no additional charge over the compute rates.
Every Cloud Service containing one or more Azure Virtual Machines is automatically assigned a free dynamic Virtual IP (VIP) address. For an additional charge, you can also get:
No. All new virtual machines have an operating system disk and a local disk (or “resource disk”). We don’t charge for local disk storage. The operating system disk is charged at the regular rate for disks. See all virtual machines configurations
Maybe. If the status says “Stopped (Deallocated),” you’re not being billed. If it says “Stopped Allocated,” you’re still being billed for allocated virtual cores (not the software license itself). Full details on VM states are available here.
|Starting||Yes||The initial starting state of VMs as they are going through the boot cycle. This period is billed as the VMs are running.|
|Running (Started)||Yes||The running state of the VM.|
|Stopped||Yes||You are billed for Allocated cores, but not software license. |
Note: To put a VM in “Stopped” status, use the power option within the VM, not from the Microsoft Azure classic portal.
|Stopped (Deallocated)||No||Cores are no longer allocated to the VM, and are no longer billed. |
Note: To put a VM in “Stopped (Deallocated)” status, use the “Shutdown” option from the Microsoft Azure classic portal.
No, it doesn’t.
Previously, all usage for A0, A2, A3, and A4 Standard and Basic Virtual Machines was emitted as fractions (for A0) or multiples (for A2, A3, and A4) of A1 Virtual Machines meter minutes. We heard this caused some confusion for our customers, so we’ve implemented a change to assign per-minute usage to dedicated A0, A2, A3, and A4 meters starting on January 11, 2016. As a result of this transition, the resource GUIDs for A0, A2, A3, and A4 Virtual Machines will change. If any of your billing routines rely on the resource GUIDs, they’ll need to be modified to take these new billing meters into consideration. For a list of new resource GUIDs itemized by region, please visit the GUID Migration webpage.
|Deployment size||Usage emitted as multiple of A1 through January 10, 2016||Usage emitted on dedicated meter starting January 11, 2016|
|A0||.25 of A1 hour||1 of A0 hour|
|A2||2 of A1 hour||1 of A2 hour|
|A3||4 of A1 hour||1 of A3 hour|
|A4||8 of A1 hour||1 of A4 hour|
We charge for the number of minutes your virtual machine is running, rounded up to the nearest minute, not hour.
It’s a new preview feature for Azure Virtual Machines with private IP addresses. The internally load balanced endpoint is only accessible within a virtual network (for VMs within a VNET) or cloud service (for VMs outside a VNET). Internal load balancing is useful for multi-tier applications where some of the application tiers aren’t public facing yet require load balancing functionality.
You can check the status of your virtual machines in the Virtual Machines tab and also in the VM Dashboard. If VM status says "Stopped," you’re still being billed. Only "Stopped (Deallocated)" indicates you’re not billed.
To ensure you’re not being billed, always stop virtual machines from the management portal. You can also stop the VM through Powershell by calling ShutdownRoleOperation with "PostShutdownAction" equal to "StoppedDeallocated".
If you shut down a VM from inside ( using Windows power options) or through PowerShell by calling ShutdownRoleOperation with "PostShutdownAction" equal to "Stopped".
Each instance is charged for its data egress across regions.
No. Tax will be added separately.
Yes, through license mobility if you have SA you can "bring-your-own-license" for all Virtual Machines supported server products except for Windows Server.