Support is ending for Intel E5-2673 (Haswell) v3-based CPUs

Stephan Ware 6 Reputation points

I'm getting e-mails from Azure saying:
Support is ending for Intel E5-2673 (Haswell) v3-based CPUs – transition to newer compute hardware
You're receiving this email because you're currently using Gen 4 hardware on Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance.

I had an Azure-based SQL Server with 1 database, I'm not sure the size but it wasn't in use so I deleted it. I have a VM of "Size" "Standard B2s".

When I log into the Azure portal there is no notice or pop-up or message about this.

How do I figure out what the e-mail is referring to?

At the bottom of the e-mail it references an Account Subscription Name and Subscription ID I don't recognize.

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  1. Alberto Morillo 32,806 Reputation points MVP

    As you can read here, the VM Standard_B2s is using the Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2673 v3 @ 2.40 GHz processor.

    Consider moving your databases and managed instances to Gen 5 hardware by January 2023.

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  2. kobulloc-MSFT 23,336 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello, @Stephan Ware !

    What VM sizes are included in the Intel E5-2673 (Haswell) v3-based CPUs?
    The Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v3 2.4 GHz (Haswell) processors are found primarily in the general purpose and the compute optimized VM sizes (Av2, B-series, DV3 and DSv2-series, Dv3 and dsv3-series, Dv3 and Dsv2-series while the Ev3-series and Esv3-series have the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v4 2.3 GHz (Broadwell) processor). You can find a full list of VM sizes and their CPUs in the benchmark scores documentation.

    For Intel E5-2673 (Haswell) v3-based CPUs, you would be looking at the specific sizes within B, D, F, and Fs series (a common size might be the Dv3 and Dsv3-series). You mentioned that you don't notice the account subscription name and subscription ID, which is likely why you aren't seeing anything in the portal. All Azure subscriptions have the ability to create a billing and subscription management support ticket, which you could use to track down an Azure account (with subscription name and ID) that you may have forgotten about.

    Let me know if you run into any difficulties and I would be happy to help!

    Portal notifications do exist for some retirement announcements such as the Av1 size shown below however for the Intel® Xeon® E5-2673 v3 2.4 GHz (Haswell) retirement you would check your email for a notification. We've received feedback that portal notifications are a useful feature and that has been passed along to the product group. Thank you!

    Portal notification for the retirement of the Av1 size


    Prompt to resize VM on start


  3. Stephan Ware 6 Reputation points


    (I don't see a way to reply to your reply, so starting a new "answer" thread) Outstanding! Thanks very much for the steps. However for all VMs the only message I see where you have "myFirstVM ..... will be retired...." is a prompt to enable replication, even though I have the "Standard B2s" size that I think someone above implied was getting retired but maybe is not (?)