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The G5 and GS5 Azure VMs will no longer be hardware-isolated on 28 February 2022

Published date: February 22, 2021

Azure Dedicated Host allows you to run your organization’s Linux and Windows virtual machines (VMs) on single-tenant physical servers. We recommend you use Azure Dedicated Host if you need hardware isolated VMs. After 28 February 2022, the G5 and GS5 Azure VMs will no longer be hardware isolated and isolation guarantee for your G5 and GS5 Azure VMs will not be supported. 

What actions should I take? 

If hardware isolation is not a requirement for you, there is no action you need to take.  

If isolation is required for you, before 28 February 2022, please select one of the following options: 

More information 

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