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Public Preview: On-demand capacity reservations for Specialty SKUs

Published date: March 27, 2024

On-demand capacity reservation for specialty SKUs in now in Public Preview. You can now reserve capacity with SLA for following Specialty VM sizes:

  • Mv3 series
  • NC-series, v3 and newer
  • NV-series, v2 and newer
  • Lsv2 series

For the above mentioned additional supported series for N, at VM deployment, Fault Domain (FD) count of 1 can be set using Virtual Machines Scale Sets. A deployment with more than 1 will fail to deploy against a Capacity Reservation. FD>1 will be supported at future release.

On-demand capacity reservations for Azure Virtual Machines let you deploy and manage the compute capacity required to run Azure Virtual Machines separately from the virtual machines (VMs) themselves. This new feature enables your IT organization to reserve compute capacity for a VM size. The reservation can be for any length of time in any public Azure region or availability zone and supports most VM series. You can create and cancel an on-demand capacity reservation at any time, no commitment is required. 

The ability for you to access compute capacity–with SLA guarantees–ahead of actual VM deployments is particularly important to ensure the availability of business-critical applications running on Azure. On-demand capacity reservations can be combined with Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) to significantly reduce costs. 

Read the blog (link to tech community blog for Public Preview of specialty SKUs) for more details. You can also watch this video or read the documentation

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