Best practices

Stopped Azure VM instances for more than a week

Risk Level

Informational (4)

Compliance Frameworks


Azure compute vm {AzureComputeVm} is stopped. Please note that while the VM is stopped, there is still a storage cost for the disk that is holding the virtual hard drive file, as well as any other data storage disks you may have created. In order to avoid being charged for the VM compute resources, it is recommended to deallocate the VM- the VM's status will change from 'Stopped' to 'Stopped (Deallocated)'. For more information, see
  • Recommended Mitigation

    Cost optimization could be achieved by deallocating the azure VM instance.