Azure - Vm Size

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Vm size note


Default Size



VM's by the number of CPU cores. One core holds about 2.2 GHZ .

Serie / Family


  • Burstable VMs - Our B-series VMs provide an economical, low-cost solution for workloads that normally don't use a lot of CPU but occasionally need to burst to handle higher workloads. Free for 12 months.
  • Compute Optimized - Fv2 is our newest compute-optimized VM family and uses the Intel Skylake processor. Fv2 delivers the latest Intel CPU for raw compute power.
  • Balanced CPU and memory - Our Dv3 family is the latest generation of our general purpose VMs. It's appropriate for a variety of workloads.
  • High memory-to-core ratio - Ev3 is our latest generation memory-optimized VM. It's great for relational database servers, caches, and in-memory analytics.

Usage Category

From Azure doc, click on the link and choose the value in the size column.

Type Sizes Description
General purpose Dsv3, Dv3, DSv2, Dv2, DS, D, Av2, A0-7 Balanced CPU-to-memory. Ideal for dev / test and small to medium applications and data solutions.
Compute optimized Fs, F High CPU-to-memory. Good for medium traffic applications, network appliances, and batch processes.
Memory optimized Esv3, Ev3, M, GS, G, DSv2, DS, Dv2, D High memory-to-core. Great for relational databases, medium to large caches, and in-memory analytics.
Storage optimized Ls High disk throughput and IO. Ideal for Big Data, SQL, and NoSQL databases.
GPU NV, NC Specialized VMs targeted for heavy graphic rendering and video editing.
High performance H, A8-11 Our most powerful CPU VMs with optional high-throughput network interfaces (RDMA).

Price estimation

In the market place, take an VM with an application that has the same characteristic.

In step 2, you will get a price estimation.

Azure Size Selector With Virtual Machine Create Wizard

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