Praveen Kumar Sreeram

Praveen Kumar Sreeram

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Azure - How SQL Server billing works when VM is deallocated

Aug 9 2016 12:59 PM

We have configured a Windows VM with the following configuration on Azure.

  1. VM[Standard DS2 v2 (2 cores, 7 GB memory)]
  2. SQL Server Enterprise Edition.

Let's say, I stop the VM (deallocated). I understand that I don't need to pay for the Compute hours. However, I would have to pay for the storage, IPAddress etc. My Question is, Do I need to pay for SQL Server? If Yes, then, Is there a way that I can skip those SQL Server costs?

Thanks, Prawin

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