Virtual machine size flexibility with Reserved VM Instances

With a reserved virtual machine instance that's optimized for instance size flexibility, the reservation you buy can apply to the virtual machines (VMs) sizes in the same size series group. For example, if you buy a reservation for a VM size that's listed in the DSv2-series table, like Standard_DS5_v2, the reservation discount can apply to the other four sizes that are listed in that same table:

  • Standard_DS1_v2
  • Standard_DS2_v2
  • Standard_DS3_v2
  • Standard_DS4_v2

But that reservation discount doesn't apply to VMs sizes that are listed in different tables, like what's in the DSv2-series high memory table: Standard_DS11_v2, Standard_DS12_v2, and so on.

Within the size series group, the number of VMs the reservation discount applies to depends on the VM size you pick when you buy a reservation. It also depends on the sizes of the VMs that you have running. The ratio column that's listed in the following tables compares the relative footprint for each VM size in that group. Use the ratio value to calculate how the reservation discount applies to the VMs you have running.

Examples

The following examples use the sizes and ratios in the DSv2-series table.

You buy a reserved VM instance with the size Standard_DS4_v2 where the ratio or relative footprint compared to the other sizes in that series is 8.

  • Scenario 1: Run eight Standard_DS1_v2 sized VMs with a ratio of 1. Your reservation discount applies to all eight of those VMs.
  • Scenario 2: Run two Standard_DS2_v2 sized VMs with a ratio of 2 each. Also run a Standard_DS3_v2 sized VM with a ratio of 4. The total footprint is 2+2+4=8. So your reservation discount applies to all three of those VMs.
  • Scenario 3: Run one Standard_DS5_v2 with a ratio of 16. Your reservation discount applies to half that VM's compute cost.

The following sections show what sizes are in the same size series group when you buy a reserved VM instance optimized for instance size flexibility.

B-series

Size Ratio
Standard_B1s 1
Standard_B2s 4

For more information, see B-series burstable virtual machine sizes.

B-series high memory

Size Ratio
Standard_B1ms 1
Standard_B2ms 4
Standard_B4ms 8
Standard_B8ms 16

For more information, see B-series burstable virtual machine sizes.

D-series

Size Ratio
Standard_D1 1
Standard_D2 2
Standard_D3 4
Standard_D4 8

For more information, see Previous generations of virtual machine sizes.

D-series high memory

Size Ratio
Standard_D11 1
Standard_D12 2
Standard_D13 4
Standard_D14 8

For more information, see Previous generations of virtual machine sizes.

Ds-series

Size Ratio
Standard_DS1 1
Standard_DS2 2
Standard_DS3 4
Standard_DS4 8

For more information, see Previous generations of virtual machine sizes.

Ds-series high memory

Size Ratio
Standard_DS11 1
Standard_DS12 2
Standard_DS13 4
Standard_DS14 8

For more information, see Previous generations of virtual machine sizes.

DSv2-series

Size Ratio
Standard_DS1_v2 1
Standard_DS2_v2 2
Standard_DS3_v2 4
Standard_DS4_v2 8
Standard_DS5_v2 16

For more information, see General purpose virtual machine sizes.

DSv2-series high memory

Size Ratio
Standard_DS11_v2 1
Standard_DS11-1_v2 1
Standard_DS12_v2 2
Standard_DS12-1_v2 2
Standard_DS12-2_v2 2
Standard_DS13_v2 4
Standard_DS13-2_v2 4
Standard_DS13-4_v2 4
Standard_DS14_v2 8
Standard_DS14-4_v2 8
Standard_DS14-8_v2 8
Standard_DS15_v2 10

For more information, see Memory optimized virtual machine sizes.

DSv3-series

Size Ratio
Standard_D2s_v3 1
Standard_D4s_v3 2
Standard_D8s_v3 4
Standard_D16s_v3 8
Standard_D32s_v3 16
Standard_D64s_v3 32

For more information, see General purpose virtual machine sizes.

Dv2-series

Size Ratio
Standard_D1_v2 1
Standard_D2_v2 2
Standard_D3_v2 4
Standard_D4_v2 8
Standard_D5_v2 16

For more information, see General purpose virtual machine sizes.

Dv2-series high memory

Size Ratio
Standard_D11_v2 1
Standard_D12_v2 2
Standard_D13_v2 4
Standard_D14_v2 8
Standard_D15_v2 10

For more information, see Memory optimized virtual machine sizes.

Dv3-series

Size Ratio
Standard_D2_v3 1
Standard_D4_v3 2
Standard_D8_v3 4
Standard_D16_v3 8
Standard_D32_v3 16
Standard_D64_v3 32

For more information, see General purpose virtual machine sizes.

ESv3-series

Size Ratio
Standard_E2s_v3 1
Standard_E4s_v3 2
Standard_E4-2s_v3 2
Standard_E8s_v3 4
Standard_E8-2s_v3 4
Standard_E8-4s_v3 4
Standard_E16s_v3 8
Standard_E16-4s_v3 8
Standard_E16-8s_v3 8
Standard_E32s_v3 16
Standard_E32-8s_v3 16
Standard_E32-16s_v3 16
Standard_E64s_v3 32
Standard_E64-16s_v3 32
Standard_E64-32s_v3 32

For more information, see Memory optimized virtual machine sizes.

Ev3-series

Size Ratio
Standard_E2_v3 1
Standard_E4_v3 2
Standard_E8_v3 4
Standard_E16_v3 8
Standard_E32_v3 16
Standard_E64_v3 32

For more information, see Memory optimized virtual machine sizes.

F-series

Size Ratio
Standard_F1 1
Standard_F2 2
Standard_F4 4
Standard_F8 8
Standard_F16 16

For more information, see Compute optimized virtual machine sizes.

FS-series

Size Ratio
Standard_F1s 1
Standard_F2s 2
Standard_F4s 4
Standard_F8s 8
Standard_F16s 16

For more information, see Compute optimized virtual machine sizes.

Fsv2-series

Size Ratio
Standard_F2s_v2 1
Standard_F4s_v2 2
Standard_F8s_v2 4
Standard_F16s_v2 8
Standard_F32s_v2 16
Standard_F64s_v2 32
Standard_F72s_v2 36

For more information, see Compute optimized virtual machine sizes.

H-series

Size Ratio
Standard_H8 1
Standard_H16 2

For more information, see High performance compute VM sizes.

H-series high memory

Size Ratio
Standard_H8m 1
Standard_H16m 2

For more information, see High performance compute VM sizes.

Ls-series

Size Ratio
Standard_L4s 1
Standard_L8s 2
Standard_L16s 4
Standard_L32s 8

For more information, see Storage optimized virtual machine sizes.

M-series

Size Ratio
Standard_M64s 1
Standard_M128s 2

For more information, see Memory optimized virtual machine sizes.

M-series fractional

Size Ratio
Standard_M16s 1
Standard_M32s 2

For more information, see Memory optimized virtual machine sizes.

M-series fractional high memory

Size Ratio
Standard_M8ms 1
Standard_M8-2ms 1
Standard_M8-4ms 1
Standard_M16ms 2
Standard_M16-4ms 2
Standard_M16-8ms 2
Standard_M32ms 4
Standard_M32-8ms 4
Standard_M32-16ms 4

For more information, see Memory optimized virtual machine sizes.

M-series fractional large

Size Ratio
Standard_M32ls 1
Standard_M64ls 2

For more information, see Memory optimized virtual machine sizes.

M-series high memory

Size Ratio
Standard_M64ms 1
Standard_M64-16ms 1
Standard_M64-32ms 1
Standard_M128ms 2
Standard_M128-32ms 2
Standard_M128-64ms 2

For more information, see Memory optimized virtual machine sizes.

NC-series

Size Ratio
Standard_NC6 1
Standard_NC12 2
Standard_NC24 4

For more information, see GPU optimized virtual machine sizes.

NCv2-series

Size Ratio
Standard_NC6s_v2 1
Standard_NC12s_v2 2
Standard_NC24s_v2 4

For more information, see GPU optimized virtual machine sizes.

NCv3-series

Size Ratio
Standard_NC6s_v3 1
Standard_NC12s_v3 2
Standard_NC24s_v3 4

For more information, see GPU optimized virtual machine sizes.

ND-series

Size Ratio
Standard_ND6s 1
Standard_ND12s 2
Standard_ND24s 4

For more information, see GPU optimized virtual machine sizes.

NV-series

Size Ratio
Standard_NV6 1
Standard_NV12 2
Standard_NV24 4

For more information, see GPU optimized virtual machine sizes.