Resolve errors for SKU not available

This article describes how to resolve the SkuNotAvailable error. If you're unable to find a suitable SKU in that region or an alternative region that meets your business needs, submit a SKU request to Azure Support.


This article has been updated to use the new Azure PowerShell Az module. You can still use the AzureRM module, which will continue to receive bug fixes until at least December 2020. To learn more about the new Az module and AzureRM compatibility, see Introducing the new Azure PowerShell Az module. For Az module installation instructions, see Install Azure PowerShell.


When deploying a resource (typically a virtual machine), you receive the following error code and error message:

Code: SkuNotAvailable
Message: The requested tier for resource '<resource>' is currently not available in location '<location>' 
for subscription '<subscriptionID>'. Please try another tier or deploy to a different location.


You receive this error when the resource SKU you've selected (such as VM size) isn't available for the location you've selected.

Solution 1 - PowerShell

To determine which SKUs are available in a region, use the Get-AzComputeResourceSku command. Filter the results by location. You must have the latest version of PowerShell for this command.

Get-AzComputeResourceSku | where {$_.Locations -icontains "centralus"}

The results include a list of SKUs for the location and any restrictions for that SKU. Notice that a SKU might be listed as NotAvailableForSubscription.

ResourceType          Name        Locations   Restriction                      Capability           Value
------------          ----        ---------   -----------                      ----------           -----
virtualMachines       Standard_A0 centralus   NotAvailableForSubscription      MaxResourceVolumeMB   20480
virtualMachines       Standard_A1 centralus   NotAvailableForSubscription      MaxResourceVolumeMB   71680
virtualMachines       Standard_A2 centralus   NotAvailableForSubscription      MaxResourceVolumeMB  138240

Solution 2 - Azure CLI

To determine which SKUs are available in a region, use the az vm list-skus command. Use the --location parameter to filter output to location you are using. Use the --size parameter to search by a partial size name.

az vm list-skus --location southcentralus --size Standard_F --output table

The command returns results like:

ResourceType     Locations       Name              Zones    Capabilities    Restrictions
---------------  --------------  ----------------  -------  --------------  --------------
virtualMachines  southcentralus  Standard_F1                ...             None
virtualMachines  southcentralus  Standard_F2                ...             None
virtualMachines  southcentralus  Standard_F4                ...             None

Solution 3 - Azure portal

To determine which SKUs are available in a region, use the portal. Sign in to the portal, and add a resource through the interface. As you set the values, you see the available SKUs for that resource. You don't need to complete the deployment.

For example, start the process of creating a virtual machine. To see other available size, select Change size.

Create VM

You can filter and scroll through the available sizes.

Available SKUs

Solution 4 - REST

To determine which SKUs are available in a region, use the Resource Skus - List operation.

It returns available SKUs and regions in the following format:

  "value": [
      "resourceType": "virtualMachines",
      "name": "Standard_A0",
      "tier": "Standard",
      "size": "A0",
      "locations": [
      "restrictions": []
      "resourceType": "virtualMachines",
      "name": "Standard_A1",
      "tier": "Standard",
      "size": "A1",
      "locations": [
      "restrictions": []