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

The Av2-series VMs can be deployed on a variety of hardware types and processors. Av2-series run on the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8370C (Ice Lake), the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake), the Intel® Xeon® 8171M 2.1 GHz (Skylake), the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v4 2.3 GHz (Broadwell), or the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v3 2.4 GHz (Haswell) processors. Av2-series VMs have CPU performance and memory configurations best suited for entry level workloads like development and test. The size is throttled to offer consistent processor performance for the running instance, regardless of the hardware it is deployed on. To determine the physical hardware on which this size is deployed, query the virtual hardware from within the Virtual Machine. Some example use cases include development and test servers, low traffic web servers, small to medium databases, proof-of-concepts, and code repositories.

ACU: 100
Premium Storage: Not Supported
Premium Storage caching: Not Supported
Live Migration: Supported
Memory Preserving Updates: Supported
VM Generation Support: Generation 1
Accelerated Networking: Not Supported
Ephemeral OS Disks: Not Supported
Nested Virtualization: Not Supported

Size vCore Memory: GiB Temp storage (SSD) GiB Max temp storage throughput: IOPS/Read MBps/Write MBps Max data disks/throughput: IOPS Max NICs Expected network bandwidth (Mbps)
Standard_A1_v2 1 2 10 1000/20/10 2/2x500 2 250
Standard_A2_v2 2 4 20 2000/40/20 4/4x500 2 500
Standard_A4_v2 4 8 40 4000/80/40 8/8x500 4 1000
Standard_A8_v2 8 16 80 8000/160/80 16/16x500 8 2000
Standard_A2m_v2 2 16 20 2000/40/20 4/4x500 2 500
Standard_A4m_v2 4 32 40 4000/80/40 8/8x500 4 1000
Standard_A8m_v2 8 64 80 8000/160/80 16/16x500 8 2000

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).

Other sizes and information

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More information on Disks Types : Disk Types

Next steps

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