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Standard_NC6s_v3, Standard_NC12s_v3 and Standard_NC24s_v3 Azure virtual machines will be retired on September 30, 2025

Published date: March 29, 2024

On September 30th, 2025, Microsoft Azure will retire the Standard_NC6s_v3, Standard_NC12s_v3 and Standard_NC24s_v3 virtual machines (VMs) in NCv3-series virtual machines (VMs). To avoid any disruption to your service we recommend that you change the VM sizing for your workloads from the current NCv3-series VMs to the newer VM series in the same NC product line. 

Required Action 
Evaluate your best path for migration by reviewing the additional virtual machines option here.

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