george9078907890 on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:15:07

Hi, I'm looking to get some clarification on Hybrid Usage Benefit (HUB) for Windows Servers in Azure. I would really appreciate if someone could clarify it for me as its confusing.

1)With 120 VMs on 10 Windows Hyper-V Hosts (2 proc's in each host), with Data-center licencing - Am I entitled to get move all 120 VM's in Azure and get Linux pricing or do I only get 10 VMs (16 core) at Linux pricing (one VM for each Data Center licence) and the remaining are full price?

2)The VMs in Azure are subject to a 90 day restriction where the VMs can not move from the hardware in Azure that they are placed on. How is this managed in Azure?





SumanthBM on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:43:10

You may use the Pricing calculator for detailed pricing.

Refer here for Azure Hybrid Use Benefit

The base compute rate used to calculate the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit is equal to the Linux rate for virtual machines.

Each two-processor license or each set of 16-Core licenses are entitled to two instances of up to 8 cores, or one instance of up to 16 cores. The Azure Hybrid Use Benefit for Standard Edition licenses can only be used once either on-premises or in Azure. Datacenter Edition benefits allow for the simultaneous usage both on-premises and in Azure.

Enterprise Agreement customers can deploy pre-built Azure Hybrid Use Benefit Windows Server images directly from Azure Marketplace or deploy them using Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI (Command Line Interface), or through the Azure SDKs. Customers without Enterprise Agreements can upload custom VMs and deploy them using PowerShell. Customers migrating existing workloads can use Azure Site Recovery (which is free for first 31 days).

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george9078907890 on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:30:15

So for clarity then - I only get 10 VMs (16 cores) at Linux pricing (1/2 price), not 120 +I need Software Assurance to get the HUB benefit. - please correct me if this wrong.

The second part of my question. The 10 VMs that do qualify for HUB must stay on the same hardware in Azure for 90 days - do you know how to make this happen ?

Sorry for the questions - its coming up a lot in customer conversations and would be very helpful to clear up this.

Thanks George

SumanthBM on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:32:58

If the issue is still not rectified, for more specialized assistance on this kindly contact Azure. 

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