NC-series, NV-series and NV Promo VMs will be retired on 31 August 2023
After 31 August 2023, any remaining NC-series virtual machines and NV6, NV6_Promo, NV12, NV12_Promo, NV24, NV24_Promo virtual machines on your subscription will be set to a deallocated state, cease to be available, and will no longer incur billing charges.
On March 29, 2022, Microsoft announced NC-Series virtual machine and NV6, NV6_Promo, NV12, NV12_Promo, NV24, NV24_Promo virtual machines will be retired on 31 August 2023.
Azure NC-series virtual machines, powered by NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs, were introduced in 2016 and have been replaced by newer GPU VMs such as the NC T4 v3 which offers dramatic decreases in total cost of operation for most workloads. Additionally, support for the Tesla K80 has been deprecated as of CUDA 11.0 and may be dropped from future versions. NC-series virtual machine sizes will be retired on 31 August 2023.
Note: This VM size retirement only impacts the VM sizes in the original NC, ND, and NC v2-series powered by Keppler and Pascal GPUs. (K80, P40, and P100). This retirement announcement does not apply to the newer NC v3, NCas_T4_v3, and ND v2-Series virtual machines.
Required Action for NC-series
Evaluate your best path for migration by reviewing the additional virtual machines option that is available here and take into consideration the retirement date to give you more time to plan for your migration.
As Azure NVsv3 and NVv4 virtual machines have right sized VMs from entry level Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with GPU partitioned sizes to medium and high end VDI with better CPU/memory ratio, larger and faster local solid-state drives (SSDs), support for premium and ultra SSDs, and better cost/performance across a broad variety of visualization workloads, Microsoft is retiring NV6, NV6_Promo, NV12, NV12_Promo, NV24, NV24_Promo Azure Virtual Machine sizes on 31 August 2023.
Note: This VM size retirement only impacts the VM sizes in the NV and NV_Promo series. This retirement announcement does not impact the newer NVv3 and NVv4 series virtual machines.
Evaluate your best path for migration by reviewing the additional virtual machines option that will be available soon here
and take into consideration the new retirement date to give you more time to plan for your migration.
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