which Virtual machine to use

David Rooker 21 Reputation points

I need to setup a few VM from to test a browser online game, its not heavy just needs to have good internet and each account must connect always from the same ip. I only need an hour or 2 per day on each, what would be the best way to set themup to be the best cost eficiant. and practical.

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  1. ChristopherW-MSFT 1,681 Reputation points

    Hi @David Rooker ,

    Most Virtual Machine sizes should work for this, maybe start with a smaller D Series as that's a General Purpose used for most things - Just make sure that you attach a Static Public IP to the Virtual Machine on or after deployment. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-deploy-static-pip-arm-portal

    Alternatively, if the game you're playing requires DirectX or OpenGL 3D support and you find the size you're on won't work, you can deploy a GPU Series VM or Size up your existing VM. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/sizes-gpu

    If you're only using the Virtual Machine for 2 hours a day, make sure it's Stopped (Deallocated) to not accrue unnecessary charges. Shutting a VM down from within the OS will put it into a 'Stopped' state, but clicking 'Stop' from the Azure Portal will make sure it's deallocated.

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  1. David Rooker 21 Reputation points

    hanks for the help i got all setup except about the static IP, I followed the steps provided here https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-networks-static-private-ip-arm-pportal but in the example I have to put an IP however all the ips i try to put as the static return an error message

    "Failed to save IP address changes for network interface 'maquinav2324'. Error: Private static IP address does not belong to the range of subnet prefix"

    how can I chose the right IP? I'm located in Brazil and have chosen a VM from South Brazil.

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