Azure Advisor

Azure Advisor helps you optimize your Azure resources for high availability, security, performance, and cost by providing free, personalized recommendations based on your usage and configurations. Advisor recommendations are available at no additional cost and can be implemented with ease through inline actions. Advisor is available in the Azure portal or via API or CLI. Learn more details about this service in the Azure Advisor documentation.

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  1. Include Cost Savings in the Advisor Recommendations

    It would be great if the Advisor recommendations included options for cost savings instead of typically only suggesting ways to spend more money.

    We had an excellent recent example: after digging into an unusually high quarterly invoice, we finally realized that we had unintentionally added a rule to scale out our primary App Service when CPU % was high. It ended up scaling out to 4 instances and we continued to be billed for the next 5 months until we realized what was happening. We realize this was our mistake, but it would have been nice if the Advisor would…

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    6 comments  ·  Recommendations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback. While we do have some cost savings recommendations in the Cost category in Advisor already, this is a great idea for a new recommendation. Are there any other specific cost savings recommendations you’re looking for in addition to App Service?

  2. Add a recommendations section in Azure Advisor to change the size of the VM based on VM’s historical performance

    Current Advisor capability only suggests to shut down a VM if it's not used optimally. Please add a functionality to recommend a right VM size based on VM’s performance matrices and historical usage

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  3. Can I retrieve Potential Annual Cost Savings and Recommendation Detail/Rule using this CLI/API/PowerShell ?

    Hello Team, My customer is trying to consolidate an Exec report over 100's of Subscriptions and they have to programaticaly retrieve all of the following Fields that they see when they download a report from Advisor. Is this possible ?

    If so would you be kind enough to post an example on how to retrieve ? (Recommendation & Potential Annual Cost Savings ?)
    Recommendation Subscription ID Subscription Name Resource Group Resource Name Resource Type Updated Date Recommendation rule Potential Annual Cost Savings Potential Cost Savings Currency Potential Cost Savings Percentage

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  4. Allow the ability to refresh Advisor recommendations

    It would be great to have functionality to refresh advisor recommendations through a PowerShell command in the Az.Advisor library, we can already get and disable recommendations but currently do not have the ability to do a full refresh.

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    Thanks for your note. Advisor relies on backend telemetry to update its recommendation list. There will always be some delay between resolving a recommendation and seeing it removed from the list. If more people also feel strongly about this issue, we can prioritize accordingly.

  5. Enable Azure Advisor recommendations to be filtered by tags.

    I've seen tags recommended to help group business unit resources for budgeting purposes. Would be nice to be able to find ways to save money per business unit in that way (or identify wasteful ones).

    The ability to filter Advisor recommendations by tags would enable greater recommendation granularity (in cost savings in particular) to maximize the benefits of implementing Advisor recommendations for business groups, major projects, etc...

    (For transparency, I'm a Microsoft employee, but not on the Advisor team, and providing this feedback based on personal Azure usage experiences)

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  6. azure advisor custom rules

    Hello,
    I think Azure Advisor is a great idea but you are not leveraging enough the community.
    Portal users should be able to define their own rules based on entreprise strategy. In that spirit it would be nice to see some kind of merge between Azure policy monitoring and Azure Advisor.
    You could keep a difference of priority/leveling between Microsoft recommandations and users one with a specific display in the interface.

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  7. When advising to renew reserved instance do it closed to the day the old one expires

    When Advisor suggest to renew RI it will create a new RI overlapping the old one since there's no extension of the previous RI, so recommendation is to advised renewal closest to the day the old one expires to avoid overlapping of 2 reserved instances and having one with 0% utilization

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  8. allow more than 60 subscriptions to be included when running Advisor.

    We have a large number of subscriptions and would like to get the data from advisor on all of them at once, rather than having to run in batches.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  10. Monthly report Azure Advisor

    It would be nice if there is an option to send the recommendation PDF/CSV every week or month by mail.

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  11. Unattached and unassigned resources in the overview of Azure Advisor.

    It would be nice if the unattached and unassigned resources are also in the overview of Azure Advisor.

    We have dozens of subscriptions and resources so an overview would be nice.

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  12. Notifications for unused VMs to stop spending money

    Let me tell you my personal case: I created a VM, used it a lot for preparing university course.
    At some point I checked costs and was very disappointed to know that it was running for 10 days and costing me a lot of money. I thought that I switched if off, but I didn't. It would be great notify people like me that VM is running while not being used. E-mail and sms would be great channels for this.

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