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Hands-On Networking with Azure by Mohamed Waly

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Azure VMs statuses

For a better understanding of how Azure VMs work, you need to know the statuses of the VMs.

State

Description

Running The VM is running and you get charged for usage as usual
Stopped The VM is shut down by Windows/Linux, but you still get charged for the VM, as it is still deployed to the same physical host and resources are still reserved for it
Stopped (Deallocated) The VM is stopped by the stop button on the VM plane via the Azure portal; this state will cost the user no charges, except for the storage of the VM

At the moment there are two billing models available: Pay-As-You-Go and Reserved Instances.

  • Pay-As-You-Go: This model enables you to pay for the VMs' usage as long as you are using them. In this ...

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