Cost of Azure VM running in an Availability set


  • Hi,

    Simple question, is the cost of a VM running in an availability set the same than running the same VM outside of an availaibility set ?

    I know that availability set itself is free, just want to understand the impact of moving my VM into an availability set

    Friday, January 11, 2019 1:13 PM

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  • Hi Joker226_2,

    Yes, the cost is the same as long as it's a single VM running within (or outside) an availability set.

    Please note: you need 2 or more instances of a VM in the availability set to get the redundancy benefits availability-sets offer.  



    Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:21 AM
  • Btw. note that you cannot "move" a VM into an availability set.

    The membership in an availability set has to be specified at the provisioning time. Otherwise, you would have to delete the VM, retain its disks, and create a new VM using the existing disks.


    Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:52 AM