Powered-down Azure VMs on the Infrastructure List

When you power down your VMs in Azure, the Datadog Azure integration still collects the metric azure.vm.status for that VM. This metric is tagged with status:running, status:not_running, or status:unknown.

This is intended, but causes the VM to remain on your infrastructure list. If your VM reports only this metric, it does not count towards your billable host-count. See the Datadog Billing section for more info on billing matters.

If you destroy your Azure VM, it phases out of your infrastructure list within 3 hours.

Further Reading

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