Is it good practice to assign a Reserved VM Instance to a VPN Gateway VM in Azure?

Nathan Valentine 66 Reputation points
2021-02-03T16:44:49.64+00:00

Is it good practice to assign a Reserved VM Instance to a VPN Gateway VM in Azure? My client setup a managed Cisco Meraki VM Marketplace image as their edge device in Azure and would like to assign a Reserved Instance to it. Thank you.

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  1. Andreas Baumgarten 98,626 Reputation points MVP
    2021-02-03T16:58:19.07+00:00

    If it's planned to run a VM a year or 3 years with the same size or same VM series it is good practice to do this with Reserved Instances.

    Some more information here:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/manage/understand-vm-reservation-charges
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/reserved-vm-instance-size-flexibility

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    Andreas Baumgarten