Create a proximity placement group using the portal

To get VMs as close as possible, achieving the lowest possible latency, you should deploy them within a proximity placement group.

A proximity placement group is a logical grouping used to make sure that Azure compute resources are physically located close to each other. Proximity placement groups are useful for workloads where low latency is a requirement.

Create the proximity placement group

  1. Type proximity placement group in the search.

  2. Under Services in the search results, select Proximity placement groups.

  3. In the Proximity placement groups page, select Add.

  4. In the Basics tab, under Project details, make sure the correct subscription is selected.

  5. In Resource group either select Create new to create a new group or select an existing resource group from the drop-down.

  6. In Region select the location where you want the proximity placement group to be created.

  7. In Proximity placement group name type a name and then select Review + create.

  8. After validation passes, select Create to create the proximity placement group.

    Screenshot of creating a proximity placement group

Create a VM

  1. While creating a VM in the portal, go to the Advanced tab.

  2. In the Proximity placement group selection, select the correct placement group.

    Screenshot of the proximity placement group section when creating a new VM in the portal

  3. When you are done making all of the other required selections, select Review + create.

  4. After it passes validation, select Create to deploy the VM in the placement group.

Next steps

You can also use the Azure PowerShell to create proximity placement groups.