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VMs should not be stopped state#

Cost Optimization · Virtual Machine · Rule · 2023_03

Azure VMs should be running or in a deallocated state.

Description#

Azure Virtual Machines in a stopped state are still billed hourly for compute usage. Therefor VMs should generally be in a deallocated or running state.

Recommendation#

Consider fully deallocating VMs instead of stopping VMs to reduce cost.

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