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You manage an Azure subscription with virtual machines (VMs) that are running in
Standard mode.
You need to reduce the storage costs associated with the VMs.
What should you do?

  • A. Locate and remove orphaned disks.
  • B. Add the VMs to an affinity group.
  • C. Change VMs to the Basic tier.
  • D. Delete the VHD container.
Created 4 months, 1 week ago by hexith


wgrong, should be A because question is about reducing storage costs, not VM


Yes, it's right !


C or A is right


What one is right? C or A?


A is only right answer.


The key working in this question is “storage costs” not “operational cost”. Changing from standard to basic has impact on disk performance (iops) but not the storage cost. Storage costs are the same on all plans apart from premium which is SSDs. Removing orphaned disk will reduce the amount of storage that is been used in your storage pool, resulting in paying less for storage. Reducing the tier the VM is in will reduce operational costs not storage cost. Correct answer is A. – Locate and remove orphaned disks. Hope that helps explain the difference and how MS like to catch you out.


Locate and remove orphaned disks.


In standard mode you pay the storage per usage not per allocation, so reducing the allocated storage from 50G to 10G won't change the storage costs (suppose the usage is less than 10G). Right answer is A I guess.


C . Even if we change to Basic tier it will reduce the storage size to 10GB which might also reduce the costs. Can we still go with C or A ? Please comment. Thx


As Jayakumarkazure mentioned above it's about "Storage cost'' and not "Operational Cost", so A would be the best practice here.