Why i am still been charged for Azure Bastion even i removed the Virtual Machine

john john 946 Reputation points

I created an Azure virtual machine and i started been charged for Azure Bastion - Basic each month. now i removed the virtual machine:-

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but i am still been charged for the Bastion service? any advice how i can disabled this service since i am not using it any more?

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An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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An Azure service that provides private and fully managed Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Secure Shell (SSH) access to virtual machines.
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  1. Sander van de Velde | MVP 30,396 Reputation points MVP

    Hello @john john,

    Even when you stop (or delete) Azure VMs, the Bastion solution is still there and keeps on consuming Azure resources.

    It keeps reserving resources like some computing and a public IP address.

    We also run into this and now use this runbook approach to deleting the Bastion, time-based in this example.

    When we need a Bastion again, once every few days we accept the penalty for the 10-15 minutes it takes to set up.

    If the response helped, do "Accept Answer". If it doesn't work, please let us know the progress. All community members with similar issues will benefit by doing so. Your contribution is highly appreciated.

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  2. TP 81,571 Reputation points


    You need to delete the Azure Bastion so that you will no longer be charged for it. Bastion can be used to connect to 1 or multiple VMs, and charges accrue regardless of whether or not you use it, for as long as the Bastion exists. You will also want to delete associated public ip if you no longer need it.

    If the above is useful please click Accept Answer.