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. 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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  2. 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?

  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. remove unused services from the "All type" drop down in Advisor > Cost

    When you go to "Advisor > Cost > All Types", it lists probably 150+ services. Advisor > Cost only works with maybe 6 of these. Can we remove all of the extra as it is confusing to the customer?

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  9. 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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