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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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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    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?

  4. 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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  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)

    11 votes
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  6. Please enable download as CSV/PDF for the Azure Cost Advisor Breakdowns

    Please enable download as CSV/PDF for the Azure Cost Advisor Breakdowns
    i.e. the actual useable information detailing:

      Recommended quantity: 1
    
    Currently deployed virtual machines: 1
    Standard_D11_v2 virtual machines in westeurope
    Virtual machine Resource Group

    Rather than the current summary which is merely a basic minimal starting point and of no value in a PDF or CSV.
    Thanks

    10 votes
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  7. Include all current SKU capabilities in resizing recommendations.

    Example would be one today that had 20 data disk at a size of StandardDS4V2 and Advisor says to move it to a Standard_B8ms which only supports 16 data disk.

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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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  9. 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.

    6 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Advisor Reccomendations for Reserved instances with Azure DB MYSQL

    Advisor Recommendations for Reserved instances with Azure DB MYSQL.

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  13. Allow customize advisor to look at 60 days CPU utilization instead of 7

    There should be a option or rules engine to feed into Advisor, currently it only looks at 7 days CPU utilization data for recommending, that should be customizable. There should be a way to enter custom rules like CPU < 25 for 80% of time over 30 days. Something like this.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Add cost recommendations for Azure SQL DB and Managed instance

    It would be beneficial to have recommendations presented in Azure Advisor for Azure SQL DB / MI. Below an example of where it would be helpful to have additional insights.

    My example is driving on a Service Owner and Architect within a Cloud Competence Center. Their role is facilitating information (like cost insights) and also help with making architecture decisions before DevOps teams start their project.
    The internal customers of the CCC are departments like Business Intelligence teams, development teams, departments with external vendors deploying applications.
    All these personas have different cloud skills:
    * BI and Developer teams that know…

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  17. Add DDOS protection plan cost saving suggestion through Azure Advisor or through clear documentation

    DDOS protection plan is a shared service and shall be configured in one subscription and should be used by all other subscriptions.

    The above statement is not very clear with Azure DDOS protection plan pricing documentation. Most of the teams end up creating multiple instances of DDOS protection plan in different subscriptions.

    Can Azure Advisor provide cost recommendation when multiple DDOS protection plans are configured or at least this can be highlighted in bold in the documentation as the recommended practice.

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  18. Custom rules for Advisor rather only CPU usage

    At present we only get recommendation based on < CPU usage, if you can allow to modify the rules based on requirement and include Memory, network load, disk load would be great

    Also, the cost recommendations are not exact, it suggests something which is not current. What is the source of info

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  19. 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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  20. Using REST API/Powershell "Buy Reserved instance" recommendation we do not see any the VM under impacted value for the recommended SKU size

    Under Cost Category for "Buy Reserved instance" recommendation we do not see any the VM impacted for the recommended SKU size. Only the affected resources are shown and not the resources that may be nested within. We would like to see for which vm the reservation of size is recommended by API calls output or powershell output.

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