Pricing VM Hourly or minute

Geert Massa 21 Reputation points


We are dynamically scaling a virtual scale set for our aks cluster.
We are wondering if the vm's are billed by minute running of hour they are running.
So we dont scale up a machine for 5 minutes if we are billed for 1 hour.

Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Azure compute resources that are used to create and manage groups of heterogeneous load-balanced virtual machines.
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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 42,516 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @GeertMassa-5645 Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!

    VM is associated to at least one disk (OS Disk). The disk storage is charged "24hours/7days" because the storage is allocated all the time, even if the VM itself is not running.

    You are only charged for the Azure VMs you deploy, as well as any additional underlying infrastructure resources consumed such as storage and networking. There are no incremental charges for the Virtual Machine scale sets service itself. Standard egress charges apply.

    The below mentioned link will help you in calculating the price of Azure products along with their features available.

    If the issue is still not rectified, for more specialized assistance on this kindly contact Azure Billing support, it's free, and it's the best choice for you. billing and subscription management support has been provided.

    Hope this helps!

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.


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