New: Azure Cost Estimator Tool

Have you ever wondered what it would cost to run a traditional on premise or virtualized machine in Azure? If you are like me, you’ve tried many different ways to accurately baseline the server utilization and translate that to the proper instance size and utilization in Azure.

I have some good news for you. There is a new tool, Microsoft Azure (Iaas) Cost Estimator Tool, that will help you do this work faster and more accurately.  It takes just a minute to download and can be run quickly.

The tool supports

  1. Microsoft technologies (Hyper-V, SCVMM)
  2. VMware technologies (vCenter, ESXi)
  3. Physical environments (Windows, Linux)

Here is the download page with full specs and details on the tool:

Note: No data is sent to Microsoft at any time. All report and profile information resides on the machine where the tool is installed.

Comments (14)

  1. Why is the download removed ?

  2. My MVP colleague Aidan Finn and I discovered very strange results with the tool and reached out to Microsoft. We are now in contact with the developers.

    Seems to be that Microsoft removed the download until the issues are fixed.

  3. Michael Harris says:

    Any update?

  4. Thanks for your patience, we’re working through a couple improvements on the tool. It should be back on the download site soon.

  5. Billy Clark says:

    Can you please add options to Choose Region, Currency and Pricing Plan

  6. Billy Clark says:

    Would also be really useful to have the option to save a Profile and run this again at a later time to get up-to-date Pricing

  7. Billy_Clark says:

    Hi Daniel,

    Any idea when there may be a UK (European) version available?

  8. Billy_Clark says:

    Hi Daniel,

    Any idea when there may be a UK (European) version availbale

  9. Soumit Banerjee says:

    Dear Billy,

    We are planning a v2.0 that will include worldwide coverage. A launch date is not available at this time. However, we did work on some localization issues already, so please feel free to use the Beta version in the UK. If you find errors, we would love it if
    you could kindly let us know. You can send tool-related feedback to

    Best regards,
    Soumit Banerjee
    Product Mktg Mgr Intern
    Microsoft Corporation

  10. stephane says:

    Find only 7 VM where there are 56 on VCenter … 🙁

  11. Christian says:

    I can’t connect to SCVMM 2008R2. Get this error ‘SCVMM is not installed on remote computer’.

    I have set execution policy to ‘Unrestricted’ as explained in help. (as well as enabled the listener on the vmm server).

    The tracelog says: ‘Message: The term ‘Get-SCVMMServer’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.’

    ‘Get-SCVMMServer’ command that fails, seems to be an unknown command in SCVMM 2008R2 powershell.

    IS SCVMM 2008 R2 supported? (if so, suggestions?)

  12. Harjeet Chandwani says:

    Stephane, can you check if VM’s other than 6 are not turned off? Please check log files it should say why remaining 50 VM’s were not found.

  13. Harjeet Chandwani says:

    Christian, are you able to connect to the SCVMM 2008 R2 server using the PowerShell command

    Get-SCVMMServer. Please run this PowerShell command on the machine where tool is installed.

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