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. 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. 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. 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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  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. 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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  9. AKS Recommendations

    It would be great to see AKS recommendations in Azure Advisor - we have a big push towards AKS and would be good to see recommendations around security, cost e.g. reserved memory, high availability e.g. replica sets, performance. Are there any plans for this ?

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  10. fix advisor recomendations

    any chance of fixing the advisor recommendations? especially the shut down or resize your virtual machine one.That it should not include market place vms. ie getting a notification that i can resize a meraki vmx100 which hardware config has been pre configured, then you cant dismiss or postpone as it alwasy erros out. also cant exclude the resource group as that also erros out

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