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Azure Batch Low Priority VMs will be retired on 30 September 2025

Published date: September 30, 2022

Azure Batch offers Low Priority and Spot Virtual Machines (VMs). Low Priority VMs are a deprecated feature and will be retired on 30 September 2025. Please transition to using Spot VMs, the official generally available (GA) preemptible offering from the Compute platform.

Required Action 

Follow these steps to transition using Spot VMs before 30 September 2025. After that, we’ll stop supporting Low priority VMs. The existing Low priority pools may no longer work or be provisioned. They may be forced to be scaled down after the target date. 

Help and Support 

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