Copilot for Security - Commission and Decommission Security Compute Units

Stefan Oancea 0 Reputation points
2024-05-06T09:58:58.1233333+00:00

Hello,

I would like to onboard Copilot for Security to do some testing. I am planning to start with 1 Security Compute Unit. I am trying to understand the following:

  1. I do not want to run Copilot for Security continuously for 1 month, I just want to run it when I am using it for testing. Can I decommission the 1 SCU I plan to use any time, and after that commission it again? So that for example I would be testing for a coupe of hours every day, instead of having it running non-stop?
  2. Would the monthly price reflect the actual hours I've had that 1 SCU commissioned (10-20 hours in a month instead of 720)?
  3. If this is not going to work, any advice on how I could achieve this?
  4. If eventually I decide to completely turn Copilot for Security off, how would I do that?

I can find a lot of good information on how to turn Copilot for Security on, but I miss insight into how to decommission it or optimize costs in a testing scenario such as the one above.

I am including the answer from Q&A Assist, but if anyone can confirm that it would be great!

Thank you,

Stefan

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  1. Q&A Assist
    2024-05-06T09:58:58.1266667+00:00
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    To answer your questions:

    1. Yes, you can decommission the 1 SCU you plan to use any time, and after that commission it again. This way, you can test Copilot for Security for a couple of hours every day instead of having it running non-stop. You can easily manage capacity by increasing or decreasing provisioned SCUs within the Azure portal or the Copilot for Security portal. For more information, see Managing usage.
    2. Yes, the monthly price will reflect the actual hours you've had that 1 SCU commissioned. Billing is calculated on an hourly basis with a minimum of one hour. For more information, see Microsoft Copilot for Security pricing.
    3. If you want to optimize costs in a testing scenario, you can provision Security Compute Units (SCUs) and increase or decrease them at any time. This way, you can commission the SCUs you need for testing and decommission them when you're done. For more information, see Managing usage.
    4. If you decide to completely turn Copilot for Security off, you can decommission all the SCUs you have provisioned. For more information, see Update the provisioned security compute units (SCUs).

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