How to check in which zones in a region VM size is available?

Dominik Mańkowski 25 Reputation points

I would like to check in which zone(s) in West Europe VMs from HBv4 series are available. My standard approach, via Azure CLI:

az vm list-skus --location westeurope --all true --resource-type virtualMachines --output table

does not show anything regarding HBv4:

❯ az vm list-skus --location westeurope --all true --resource-type virtualMachines --output table | grep -e Zones -e HB
ResourceType     Locations    Name                       Zones    Restrictions
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB120-16rs_v2     1,3      None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB120-16rs_v3     3        None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB120-32rs_v2     1,3      None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB120-32rs_v3     3        None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB120-64rs_v2     1,3      None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB120-64rs_v3     3        None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB120-96rs_v2     1,3      None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB120-96rs_v3     3        None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB120rs_v2        1,3      None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB120rs_v3        3        None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB60-15rs         3        None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB60-30rs         3        None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB60-45rs         3        None
virtualMachines  westeurope   Standard_HB60rs            3        None

Most likely due to the fact that this series is in high demand and I need to request a quota to even deploy a single VM of this type. I also cannot find this information in the documentation or on any website. Could you point me to the right source of such data?

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  1. kobulloc-MSFT 17,376 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello, @Dominik Mańkowski !

    How to check in which zones in a region VM size is available?

    Using the az command you listed is the correct approach for determining if a SKU is available in a region. The issue you are running into here is that the HBv4-series was just released in June of 2023 and when we check the Azure products by region page, we see that it is not yet available in West Europe:

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    You would need to deploy either in East US for the time being or use an HBv3-series VM in West Europe.

    I hope this saves a bit of time in searching and thank you for your interest in the HBv4-series. Hopefully it will be available locally in the near future.

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