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Spot instances in Azure Education

As an azure student account user, can I use spot instances? Every time that I have attempted to create one, I always get a validation failed error,
'The requested size for resource '[Vm here]' is currently not available in location 'westus' zones '' for subscription '[My education Subscription]'.
I have tried switching to different zones, and it is always the same error.

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Hello Chinmay,

Azure Education subscription is not supported for Spot VMs. PFB the documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/spot-vms#limitations . Only specific set of subscriptions are supported


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ManuPhilip answered ·

Hello @ChinmayPatil-4169 ,


Get-AzureRMVMSize -Location 'locationname'


Above cmlet returns all the possible SKUs available for the location disregarding limitations of your subscription. So, try and see the option suitable for your account and create the spot instance available at the location you selected.


If you need the details of the location name, you can check it using the following cmdlet


Get-AzureRmLocation |Format-Table


Please mark as "Accept the answer" if the above steps helps you. Others with similar issues can also follow the solution as per your suggestion


Regards,


Manu


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Hi @ManuPhilip , I ran your suggested command to see which SKUs are available for 'northcentralus', and found that D2S-v2 was available.


Standard_D2s_v3 2 8192 4 1047552 16384


However, after attempting to create the instance with spot, the same validation error occurred. Sorry for the late response, and thank you for looking into this.


Chinmay


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Hello Chinmay,

Azure sport instance selection is a tedious task as many customers reports. Please try a different region and try again

Thanks,
Manu

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