Ev3 and Esv3-series

The Ev3 and Esv3-series run on Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake), or Intel® Xeon® 8171M 2.1 GHz (Skylake), or the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v4 2.3 GHz (Broadwell) processor in a hyper-threaded configuration, providing a better value proposition for most general purpose workloads, and bringing the Ev3 into alignment with the general purpose VMs of most other clouds. Memory has been expanded (from 7 GiB/vCPU to 8 GiB/vCPU) while disk and network limits have been adjusted on a per core basis to align with the move to hyperthreading. The Ev3 is the follow up to the high memory VM sizes of the D/Dv2 families.

Ev3-series

Ev3-series instances run on Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake), Intel® Xeon® 8171M 2.1 GHz (Skylake), or the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v4 2.3 GHz (Broadwell) processors, and feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. Ev3-series instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications.

Data disk storage is billed separately from virtual machines. To use premium storage disks, use the ESv3 sizes. The pricing and billing meters for ESv3 sizes are the same as Ev3-series.

Ev3-series VM’s feature Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology.

ACU: 160 - 190

Premium Storage: Not Supported

Premium Storage caching: Not Supported

Live Migration: Supported

Memory Preserving Updates: Supported

Size vCPU Memory: GiB Temp storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max temp storage throughput: IOPS / Read MBps / Write MBps Max NICs / Network bandwidth
Standard_E2_v3 2 16 50 4 3000/46/23 2/1000
Standard_E4_v3 4 32 100 8 6000/93/46 2/2000
Standard_E8_v3 8 64 200 16 12000/187/93 4/4000
Standard_E16_v3 16 128 400 32 24000/375/187 8/8000
Standard_E20_v3 20 160 500 32 30000/469/234 8/10000
Standard_E32_v3 32 256 800 32 48000/750/375 8/16000
Standard_E48_v3 48 384 1200 32 96000/1000/500 8/24000
Standard_E64_v3 64 432 1600 32 96000/1000/500 8/30000
Standard_E64i_v3 1,2 64 432 1600 32 96000/1000/500 8/30000

1 Constrained core sizes available.

2 Instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.

Esv3-series

Esv3-series instances run on Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake), Intel® Xeon® 8171M 2.1 GHz (Skylake), or the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v4 2.3 GHz (Broadwell) processor, feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and use premium storage. Esv3-series instances are ideal for memory-intensive enterprise applications.

Esv3-series VM’s feature Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology.

ACU: 160-190

Premium Storage: Supported

Premium Storage caching: Supported

Live Migration: Supported

Memory Preserving Updates: Supported

Size vCPU Memory: GiB Temp storage (SSD) GiB Max data disks Max cached and temp storage throughput: IOPS/MBps (cache size in GiB) Max uncached disk throughput: IOPS/MBps Max NICs/Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
Standard_E2s_v3 2 16 32 4 4000/32 (50) 3200/48 2/1000
Standard_E4s_v3 1 4 32 64 8 8000/64 (100) 6400/96 2/2000
Standard_E8s_v3 1 8 64 128 16 16000/128 (200) 12800/192 4/4000
Standard_E16s_v3 1 16 128 256 32 32000/256 (400) 25600/384 8/8000
Standard_E20s_v3 20 160 320 32 40000/320 (400) 32000/480 8/10000
Standard_E32s_v3 1 32 256 512 32 64000/512 (800) 51200/768 8/16000
Standard_E48s_v3 1 48 384 768 32 96000/768 (1200) 76800/1152 8/24000
Standard_E64s_v3 1 64 432 864 32 128000/1024 (1600) 80000/1200 8/30000
Standard_E64is_v3 2 64 432 864 32 128000/1024 (1600) 80000/1200 8/30000

1 Constrained core sizes available.

2 Instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.

Size table definitions

  • Storage capacity is shown in units of GiB or 1024^3 bytes. When you compare disks measured in GB (1000^3 bytes) to disks measured in GiB (1024^3) remember that capacity numbers given in GiB may appear smaller. For example, 1023 GiB = 1098.4 GB.

  • Disk throughput is measured in input/output operations per second (IOPS) and MBps where MBps = 10^6 bytes/sec.

  • Data disks can operate in cached or uncached modes. For cached data disk operation, the host cache mode is set to ReadOnly or ReadWrite. For uncached data disk operation, the host cache mode is set to None.

  • If you want to get the best performance for your VMs, you should limit the number of data disks to two disks per vCPU.

  • Expected network bandwidth is the maximum aggregated bandwidth allocated per VM type across all NICs, for all destinations. For more information, see Virtual machine network bandwidth.

    Upper limits aren't guaranteed. Limits offer guidance for selecting the right VM type for the intended application. Actual network performance will depend on several factors including network congestion, application loads, and network settings. For information on optimizing network throughput, see Optimize network throughput for Azure virtual machines. To achieve the expected network performance on Linux or Windows, you may need to select a specific version or optimize your VM. For more information, see Bandwidth/Throughput testing (NTTTCP).

Other sizes

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