Migrate your NCv2 series virtual machines by August 31, 2023

Based on feedback we’ve received from customers we’re happy to announce that we are extending the retirement date by 1 year to August 31, 2023, for the Azure NCv2-Series virtual machine to give you more time to plan your migration.

As we continue to bring modern and optimized virtual machine instances to Azure leveraging the latest innovations in datacenter technologies, we thoughtfully plan how we retire aging hardware. With this in mind, we are retiring our NC (v2) GPU VM sizes, powered by NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs on 31 August 2023.

How does the NCv2-series migration affect me?

After 31 August 2023, any remaining NCv2 size virtual machines remaining in your subscription will be set to a deallocated state. These virtual machines will be stopped and removed from the host. These virtual machines will no longer be billed in the deallocated state.

This VM size retirement only impacts the VM sizes in the NCv2-series. This does not impact the newer NCv3, NC T4 v3, and ND v2 series virtual machines.

What actions should I take?

You will need to resize or deallocate your NC virtual machines. We recommend moving your GPU workloads to another GPU Virtual Machine size. Learn more about migrating your workloads to another GPU Accelerated Virtual Machine size.

Next steps

Learn more about migrating your workloads to other GPU Azure Virtual Machine sizes.

If you have questions, contact us through customer support.