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Constrained vCPU VM's from Azure taken into consideration for recommendations
Azure has a class of VM's that have constrained vCPU's for DB vm's that often require high memory, storage and IO bandwidth, but not high core count. So the VM class will basically only use a portion of the core count for that class to save money on SQL licenses. Azure is kinda dirty, as they don't offer a lower cost for this class of VM, so the only savings is for licenses. In the case of my customer, they have purchased VM's from Azure using the VM class Standard_E64-16s_v3, which only utilizes 16 cores, but has all of the other resources that would go with a 64core VM. It does not appear we take these VM classes into consideration, as we are recommending that they move this vm to the regular Standard_E64_v3 because how we see it, for the same cost, you go from 16 cores to 64 cores. Well yes, that is true, but now you are paying so much more for SQL licensing. All of this being said, perhaps this is something we should look into for our product. I have already spoken to AJ about this and he told me to submit an ER. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/constrained-vcpu
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