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Azure VM pricing question

Hello,
One of my VM's for last month cost the below.
I'm struggling to work out what each part is for.
I expected to see 1 item for the compute cost and one item for the OS licence cost. but I seem to have 2 compute cost and 1 OS licence cost.
I understand no cost for SQL as we have hybrid. But why is there 2 compute amounts?

Virtual Machines Ev3 Series VM E8 v3/E8s v3 203.91
Virtual Machines Ev3 Series Windows VM E8 v3/E8s v3 183.78
Virtual Machines Licenses Windows Server 8 vCPU VM License 131.34
Virtual Machines Licenses SQL Server Azure Hybrid Benefit Enterprise Edition 0

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Hello, @mij2020-6135!

When trying to figure out your VM pricing information, are you looking at the Cost Analysis page (in your resource group, go to Cost Management > Cost analysis)? I've shared an example below:

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Hi - yes sorry I should have explained.
I am looking in Azure Cost Analysis with the View set to "CostByResource" and looking at the cost of a particular VM for the past month.

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@mij2020-6135, no worries! I'm going to reach out to you directly so I can get a better idea of what you are seeing.

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mij2020-6135 answered

I found out that these VM's had reservations applied to them. The change is the point in time where it moved from a regular meter type onto a discounted reservation instance!

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Hello, @mij2020-6135!

Thank you very much for the update! It makes sense that the switch from a standard VM to an Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instance would generate two very similar looking charges on your bill. Thank you again for following up!

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