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Applies to: ✔️ Linux VMs ✔️ Windows VMs ✔️ Flexible scale sets ✔️ Uniform scale sets

The Fsv2-series run on the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake), the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) processors, or the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 (Skylake) processors. It features a sustained all core Turbo clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a maximum single-core turbo frequency of 3.7 GHz. Intel® AVX-512 instructions are new on Intel Scalable Processors. These instructions provide up to a 2X performance boost to vector processing workloads on both single and double precision floating point operations. In other words, they're really fast for any computational workload.

Fsv2-series VMs feature Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology.

ACU: 195 - 210
Premium Storage: Supported
Premium Storage caching: Supported
Live Migration: Supported
Memory Preserving Updates: Supported
VM Generation Support: Generation 1 and 2
Accelerated Networking: Supported
Ephemeral OS Disks: Supported
Nested Virtualization: Supported

Size vCPU's 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 burst uncached disk throughput: IOPS/MBps1 Max NICs Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
Standard_F2s_v24 2 4 16 4 4000/31 (32) 3200/47 4000/200 2 5000
Standard_F4s_v2 4 8 32 8 8000/63 (64) 6400/95 8000/200 2 10000
Standard_F8s_v2 8 16 64 16 16000/127 (128) 12800/190 16000/400 4 12500
Standard_F16s_v2 16 32 128 32 32000/255 (256) 25600/380 32000/800 4 12500
Standard_F32s_v2 32 64 256 32 64000/512 (512) 51200/750 64000/1600 8 16000
Standard_F48s_v2 48 96 384 32 96000/768 (768) 76800/1100 80000/2000 8 21000
Standard_F64s_v2 64 128 512 32 128000/1024 (1024) 80000/1100 80000/2000 8 28000
Standard_F72s_v22, 3 72 144 576 32 144000/1152 (1520) 80000/1100 80000/2000 8 30000

1 Fsv2-series VMs can burst their disk performance and get up to their bursting max for up to 30 minutes at a time.

2 The use of more than 64 vCPU require one of these supported guest operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2016 or later
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later, with Azure tuned kernel (4.15 kernel or later)
  • SLES 12 SP2 or later
  • RHEL or CentOS version 6.7 through 6.10, with Microsoft-provided LIS package 4.3.1 (or later) installed
  • RHEL or CentOS version 7.3, with Microsoft-provided LIS package 4.2.1 (or later) installed
  • RHEL or CentOS version 7.6 or later
  • Oracle Linux with UEK4 or later
  • Debian 9 with the backports kernel, Debian 10 or later
  • CoreOS with a 4.14 kernel or later

3 Instance is isolated to hardware dedicated to a single customer.
4 Accelerated networking can only be applied to a single NIC.

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.

  • To learn how to get the best storage performance for your VMs, see Virtual machine and disk performance.

  • 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).

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