Frequently asked questions about Azure Stack usage

This article answers some frequently asked questions about Azure Stack usage and the Azure Stack usage API.

What meter IDs can I see?

Usage is reported for the following resource providers:

Network

Meter ID: F271A8A388C44D93956A063E1D2FA80B
Meter name: Static IP Address Usage
Unit: IP addresses
Notes: Count of IP addresses used. If you call the usage API with a daily granularity, the meter returns IP address multiplied by the number of hours.

Meter ID: 9E2739BA86744796B465F64674B822BA
Meter name: Dynamic IP Address Usage
Unit: IP addresses
Notes: Count of IP addresses used. If you call the usage API with a daily granularity, the meter returns IP address multiplied by the number of hours.

Storage

Meter ID: B4438D5D-453B-4EE1-B42A-DC72E377F1E4
Meter name: TableCapacity
Unit: GB*hours
Notes: Total capacity consumed by tables.

Meter ID: B5C15376-6C94-4FDD-B655-1A69D138ACA3
Meter name: PageBlobCapacity
Unit: GB*hours
Notes: Total capacity consumed by page blobs.

Meter ID: B03C6AE7-B080-4BFA-84A3-22C800F315C6
Meter name: QueueCapacity
Unit: GB*hours
Notes: Total capacity consumed by queue.

Meter ID: 09F8879E-87E9-4305-A572-4B7BE209F857
Meter name: BlockBlobCapacity
Unit: GB*hours
Notes: Total capacity consumed by block blobs.

Meter ID: B9FF3CD0-28AA-4762-84BB-FF8FBAEA6A90
Meter name: TableTransactions
Unit: Request count in 10,000's
Notes: Table service requests (in 10,000s).

Meter ID: 50A1AEAF-8ECA-48A0-8973-A5B3077FEE0D
Meter name: TableDataTransIn
Unit: Ingress data in GB
Notes: Table service data ingress in GB.

Meter ID: 1B8C1DEC-EE42-414B-AA36-6229CF199370
Meter name: TableDataTransOut
Unit: Egress in GB
Notes: Table service data egress in GB.

Meter ID: 43DAF82B-4618-444A-B994-40C23F7CD438
Meter name: BlobTransactions
Unit: Requests count in 10,000's
Notes: Blob service requests (in 10,000s).

Meter ID: 9764F92C-E44A-498E-8DC1-AAD66587A810
Meter name: BlobDataTransIn
Unit: Ingress data in GB
Notes: Blob service data ingress in GB.

Meter ID: 3023FEF4-ECA5-4D7B-87B3-CFBC061931E8
Meter name: BlobDataTransOut
Unit: Egress in GB
Notes: Blob service data egress in GB.

Meter ID: EB43DD12-1AA6-4C4B-872C-FAF15A6785EA
Meter name: QueueTransactions
Unit: Requests count in 10,000's
Notes: Queue service requests (in 10,000s).

Meter ID: E518E809-E369-4A45-9274-2017B29FFF25
Meter name: QueueDataTransIn
Unit: Ingress data in GB
Notes: Queue service data ingress in GB.

Meter ID: DD0A10BA-A5D6-4CB6-88C0-7D585CEF9FC2
Meter name: QueueDataTransOut
Unit: Egress in GB
Notes: Queue service data egress in GB

Compute

Meter ID: FAB6EB84-500B-4A09-A8CA-7358F8BBAEA5
Meter name: Base VM Size Hours
Unit: Virtual core hours
Notes: Number of virtual cores multiplied by the hours the VM ran.

Meter ID: 9CD92D4C-BAFD-4492-B278-BEDC2DE8232A
Meter name: Windows VM Size Hours
Unit: Virtual core hours
Notes: Number of virtual cores multiplied by hours the VM ran.

Meter ID: 6DAB500F-A4FD-49C4-956D-229BB9C8C793
Meter name: VM size hours
Unit: VM hours
Notes: Captures both base and Windows VM. Does not adjust for cores.

Managed Disks

Meter ID: 380874f9-300c-48e0-95a0-d2d9a21ade8f
Meter name: S4
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 32 GB

Meter ID: 1b77d90f-427b-4435-b4f1-d78adec53222
Meter name: S6
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 64 GB

Meter ID: d5f7731b-f639-404a-89d0-e46186e22c8d
Meter name: S10
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 128 GB

Meter ID: ff85ef31-da5b-4eac-95dd-a69d6f97b18a
Meter name: S15
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 256 GB

Meter ID: 88ea9228-457a-4091-adc9-ad5194f30b6e
Meter name: S20
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 512 GB

Meter ID: 5b1db88a-8596-4002-8052-347947c26940
Meter name: S30
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 1024 GB

Meter ID: 7660b45b-b29d-49cb-b816-59f30fbab011
Meter name: P4
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 32 GB

Meter ID: 817007fd-a077-477f-bc01-b876f27205fd
Meter name: P6
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 64 GB

Meter ID: e554b6bc-96cd-4938-a5b5-0da990278519
Meter name: P10
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 128 GB

Meter ID: cdc0f53a-62a9-4472-a06c-e99a23b02907
Meter name: P15
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 256 GB

Meter ID: b9cb2d1a-84c2-4275-aa8b-70d2145d59aa
Meter name: P20
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 512 GB

Meter ID: 06bde724-9f94-43c0-84c3-d0fc54538369
Meter name: P30
Unit: Count of Disks*month
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 1024 GB

Meter ID: 7ba084ec-ef9c-4d64-a179-7732c6cb5e28
Meter name: ActualStandardDiskSize
Unit: GB*month
Notes: The actual size on disk of standard managed disk

Meter ID: daef389a-06e5-4684-a7f7-8813d9f792d5
Meter name: ActualPremiumDiskSize
Unit: GB*month
Notes: The actual size on disk of premium managed disk

Meter ID: 108fa95b-be0d-4cd9-96e8-5b0d59505df1
Meter name: ActualStandardSnapshotSize
Unit: GB*month
Notes: The actual size on disk of managed standard snapshot.

Meter ID: 578ae51d-4ef9-42f9-85ae-42b52d3d83ac
Meter name: ActualPremiumSnapshotSize
Unit: GB*month
Notes: The actual size on disk of managed premium snapshot.

Meter ID: 5d76e09f-4567-452a-94cc-7d1f097761f0
Meter name: S4
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 32 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: dc9fc6a9-0782-432a-b8dc-978130457494
Meter name: S6
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 64 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: e5572fce-9f58-49d7-840c-b168c0f01fff
Meter name: S10
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 128 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 9a8caedd-1195-4cd5-80b4-a4c22f9302b8
Meter name: S15
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 256 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 5938f8da-0ecd-4c48-8d5a-c7c6c23546be
Meter name: S20
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 512 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 7705a158-bd8b-4b2b-b4c2-0782343b81e6
Meter name: S30
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Standard Managed Disk - 1024 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 5c105f5f-cbdf-435c-b49b-3c7174856dcc
Meter name: P4
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 32 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 518b412b-1927-4f25-985f-4aea24e55c4f
Meter name: P6
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 64 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 5cfb1fed-0902-49e3-8217-9add946fd624
Meter name: P10
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 128 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 8de91c94-f740-4d9a-b665-bd5974fa08d4
Meter name: P15
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 256 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: c7e7839c-293b-4761-ae4c-848eda91130b
Meter name: P20
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 512 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 9f502103-adf4-4488-b494-456c95d23a9f
Meter name: P30
Unit: Count of Disks*hours
Notes: Premium Managed Disk - 1024 GB (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 8a409390-1913-40ae-917b-08d0f16f3c38
Meter name: ActualStandardDiskSize
Unit: Byte*hours
Notes: The actual size on disk of standard managed disk (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 1273b16f-8458-4c34-8ce2-a515de551ef6
Meter name: ActualPremiumDiskSize
Unit: Byte*hours
Notes: The actual size on disk of premium managed disk (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 89009682-df7f-44fe-aeb1-63fba3ddbf4c
Meter name: ActualStandardSnapshotSize
Unit: Byte*hours
Notes: The actual size on disk of managed standard snapshot (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 95b0c03f-8a82-4524-8961-ccfbf575f536
Meter name: ActualPremiumSnapshotSize
Unit: Byte*hours
Notes: The actual size on disk of managed premium snapshot (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 75d4b707-1027-4403-9986-6ec7c05579c8 Meter name: ActualStandardSnapshotSize Unit: GB*month Notes: The actual size on disk of managed standard snapshot (Deprecated)

Meter ID: 5ca1cbb9-6f14-4e76-8be8-1ca91547965e Meter name: ActualPremiumSnapshotSize Unit: GB*month Notes: The actual size on disk of managed premium snapshot (Deprecated)

Sql RP

Meter ID: CBCFEF9A-B91F-4597-A4D3-01FE334BED82
Meter name: DatabaseSizeHourSqlMeter
Unit: MB*hours
Notes: Total DB capacity at creation. If you call the usage API with a daily granularity, the meter returns MB multiplied by the number of hours.

MySql RP

Meter ID: E6D8CFCD-7734-495E-B1CC-5AB0B9C24BD3
Meter name: DatabaseSizeHourMySqlMeter
Unit: MB*hours
Notes: Total DB capacity at creation. If you call the usage API with a daily granularity, the meter returns MB multiplied by the number of hours.

Key Vault

Meter ID: EBF13B9F-B3EA-46FE-BF54-396E93D48AB4
Meter name: Key Vault transactions
Unit: Request count in 10,000's
Notes: Number of REST API requests received by Key Vault data plane.

Meter ID: 2C354225-B2FE-42E5-AD89-14F0EA302C87
Meter name: Advanced keys transactions
Unit: 10K transactions
Notes: RSA 3K/4K, ECC key transactions. (preview).

App service

Meter ID: 190C935E-9ADA-48FF-9AB8-56EA1CF9ADAA
Meter name: App Service
Unit: Virtual core hours
Notes: Number of virtual cores used to run app service. Note: Microsoft uses this meter to charge the App Service on Azure Stack. Cloud Solution Providers can use the other App Service meters (below) to calculate usage for their tenants.

Meter ID: 67CC4AFC-0691-48E1-A4B8-D744D1FEDBDE
Meter name: Functions Requests
Unit: 10 Requests
Notes: Total number of requested executions (per 10 executions). Executions are counted each time a function runs in response to an event, or is triggered by a binding.

Meter ID: D1D04836-075C-4F27-BF65-0A1130EC60ED
Meter name: Functions - Compute
Unit: GB-s
Notes: Resource consumption measured in gigabyte seconds (GB/s). Observed resource consumption is calculated by multiplying average memory size in GB by the time in milliseconds it takes to execute the function. Memory used by a function is measured by rounding up to the nearest 128 MB, up to the maximum memory size of 1,536 MB, with execution time calculated by rounding up to the nearest 1 ms. The minimum execution time and memory for a single function execution is 100 ms and 128 mb respectively.

Meter ID: 957E9F36-2C14-45A1-B6A1-1723EF71A01D
Meter name: Shared App Service Hours
Unit: 1 hour
Notes: Per hour usage of shard App Service Plan. Plans are metered on a per App basis.

Meter ID: 539CDEC7-B4F5-49F6-AAC4-1F15CFF0EDA9
Meter name: Free App Service Hours
Unit: 1 hour
Notes: Per hour usage of free App Service Plan. Plans are metered on a per App basis.

Meter ID: 88039D51-A206-3A89-E9DE-C5117E2D10A6
Meter name: Small Standard App Service Hours
Unit: 1 hour
Notes: Calculated based on size and number of instances.

Meter ID: 83A2A13E-4788-78DD-5D55-2831B68ED825
Meter name: Medium Standard App Service Hours
Unit: 1 hour
Notes: Calculated based on size and number of instances.

Meter ID: 1083B9DB-E9BB-24BE-A5E9-D6FDD0DDEFE6
Meter name: Large Standard App Service Hours
Unit: 1 hour
Notes: Calculated based on size and number of instances.

Custom Worker Tiers

Meter ID: Custom Worker Tiers
Meter name: Custom Worker Tiers
Unit: Hours
Notes: Deterministic meter ID is created based on SKU and custom worker tier name. This meter ID is unique for each custom worker tier.

Meter ID: 264ACB47-AD38-47F8-ADD3-47F01DC4F473
Meter name: SNI SSL
Unit: Per SNI SSL Binding
Notes: App Service supports two types of SSL connections: Server Name Indication (SNI) SSL Connections and IP Address SSL Connections. SNI-based SSL works on modern browsers while IP-based SSL works on all browsers.

Meter ID: 60B42D72-DC1C-472C-9895-6C516277EDB4
Meter name: IP SSL
Unit: Per IP Based SSL Binding
Notes: App Service supports two types of SSL connections: Server Name Indication (SNI) SSL Connections and IP Address SSL Connections. SNI-based SSL works on modern browsers while IP-based SSL works on all browsers.

Meter ID: 73215A6C-FA54-4284-B9C1-7E8EC871CC5B
Meter name: Web Process
Unit:
Notes: Calculated per active site per hour.

Meter ID: 5887D39B-0253-4E12-83C7-03E1A93DFFD9
Meter name: External Egress Bandwidth
Unit: GB
Notes: Total incoming request response bytes + total outgoing request bytes + total incoming FTP request response bytes + total incoming web deploy request response bytes.

How do the Azure Stack usage APIs compare to the Azure usage API (currently in public preview)?

  • The tenant usage API is consistent with the Azure API, with one exception: the showDetails flag currently is not supported in Azure Stack.
  • The provider usage API applies only to Azure Stack.
  • Currently, the RateCard API that is available in Azure is not available in Azure Stack.

What is the difference between usage time and reported time?

Usage data reports have two main time values:

  • Reported Time. The time when the usage event entered the usage system
  • Usage Time. The time when the Azure Stack resource was consumed

You might see a discrepancy in values for usage time and reported time for a specific usage event. The delay can be as long as several hours in any environment.

Currently, you can query only by Reported Time.

What do these usage API error codes mean?

HTTP status code Error code Description
400/Bad Request NoApiVersion The api-version query parameter is missing.
400/Bad Request InvalidProperty A property is missing or has an invalid value. The message in the error code in the response body identifies the missing property.
400/Bad Request RequestEndTimeIsInFuture The value for ReportedEndTime is in the future. Values in the future are not allowed for this argument.
400/Bad Request SubscriberIdIsNotDirectTenant A provider API call has used a subscription ID that is not a valid tenant of the caller.
400/Bad Request SubscriptionIdMissingInRequest The subscription ID of the caller is missing.
400/Bad Request InvalidAggregationGranularity An invalid aggregation granularity was requested. Valid values are daily and hourly.
503 ServiceUnavailable A retryable error occurred because the service is busy or the call is being throttled.

What is the policy for charging for VMs?

Running and stopped VMs generate usage data. Consistent with Azure, deallocation is needed to stop the emission of usage data. In the case in which the portal is unavailable, but the compute resource provider is still running, usage will be emitted.

How do I extract usage data from the Azure Stack usage APIs?

The easiest way to extract usage data from local usage APIs on an Azure Stack is by using the usage summary script on GitHub. The script requires the start and end dates as input parameters.

Alternatively, you can use the REST APIs, as explained in the Provider resource usage API and Tenant resource usage API articles.

How can I associate usage extracted from Azure usage APIs to a specific Azure Stack user subscription?

The usage records include a property bag called additionalinfo, which includes the Azure Stack subscription ID. This is the user subscription emitting the corresponding usage record.

Next steps