Software costs not included with Azure Reserved VM Instances

Virtual machine reserved instance and SQL reserved capacity discounts apply only to the infrastructure costs and not to the software costs. If you use Windows VM and don't have an Azure Hybrid Benefit on your reserved virtual machine instances, then you are charged for the software meters listed in the following section. For SQL PaaS deployments, the IP cost will continue to be charged using separate meter if Azure Hybrid Benefit is not selected.

Windows software meters not included in reservation cost

MeterId MeterName in usage file Used by VM
e7e152ac-f29c-4cce-ad6e-026192c01ef2 Reservation-Windows Svr Burst (1 Core) B Series
cac255a2-9f0f-4c62-8bd6-f0fa449c5f76 Reservation-Windows Svr Burst (2 Core) B Series
09756b58-3fb5-4390-976d-9ddd14f9ed18 Reservation-Windows Svr Burst (4 Core) B Series
e828cb37-5920-4dc7-b30f-664e4dbcb6c7 Reservation-Windows Svr Burst (8 Core) B Series
f65a06cf-c9c3-47a2-8104-f17a8542215a Reservation-Windows Svr (1 Core) All except B Series
b99d40ae-41fe-4d1d-842b-56d72f3d15ee Reservation-Windows Svr (2 Core) All except B Series
1cb88381-0905-4843-9ba2-7914066aabe5 Reservation-Windows Svr (4 Core) All except B Series
07d9e10d-3e3e-4672-ac30-87f58ec4b00a Reservation-Windows Svr (6 Core) All except B Series
603f58d1-1e96-460b-a933-ce3775ac7e2e Reservation-Windows Svr (8 Core) All except B Series
36aaadda-da86-484a-b465-c8b5ab292d71 Reservation-Windows Svr (12 Core) All except B Series
02968a6b-1654-4495-ada6-13f378ba7172 Reservation-Windows Svr (16 Core) All except B Series
175434d8-75f9-474b-9906-5d151b6bed84 Reservation-Windows Svr (20 Core) All except B Series
77eb6dd0-88f5-4a16-ab39-05d1742efb25 Reservation-Windows Svr (24 Core) All except B Series
0d5bdf46-b719-4b1f-a780-b9bdfffd0591 Reservation-Windows Svr (32 Core) All except B Series
f1214b5c-cc16-445f-be6c-a3bb75f8395a Reservation-Windows Svr (40 Core) All except B Series
637b7c77-65ad-4486-9cc7-dc7b3e9a8731 Reservation-Windows Svr (64 Core) All except B Series
da612742-e7cc-4ca3-9334-0fb7234059cd Reservation-Windows Svr (72 Core) All except B Series
a485cb8c-069b-4cf3-9a8e-ddd84b323da2 Reservation-Windows Svr (128 Core) All except B Series
904c5c71-1eb7-43a6-961c-d305a9681624 Reservation-Windows Svr (256 Core) All except B Series
6fdab81b-4284-4df9-8939-c237cc7462fe Reservation-Windows Svr (96 Core) All except B Series

Cloud services software meters not included in reservation cost

MeterId MeterName in usage file
ac9d47ff-ff68-4afc-a145-0c321cf8d0d5 Cloud Services 1 vCPU License
e0434559-19ee-4132-9c46-05ad4044f3f7 Cloud Services 2 vCPU License
6ecc834e-39b3-48b3-8d10-cc5626bacb66 Cloud Services 4 vCPU License
13103090-ca72-4825-ab12-7f16c4931d95 Cloud Services 8 vCPU License
ecd2bb6e-45a5-49aa-a58b-3947ba21c364 Cloud Services 16 vCPU License
de2c7f1d-06dc-4b16-bc8b-c2ec5f4c8aee Cloud Services 20 vCPU License
ca1af837-4b35-47f5-8d14-b1988149c4ca Cloud Services 32 vCPU License
dc72ee45-2ab7-4698-b435-e2cf10d1f9f6 Cloud Services 64 vCPU License
7a803026-244c-4659-834c-11e6b2d6b76f Cloud Services 80 vCPU License

Rates for Azure meters

You can get the cost of each of these meters through Azure RateCard API. For information on how to get the rates for an azure meter, see Get price and metadata information for resources used in an Azure subscription.

Next steps

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