AZ-304 – Question #4

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Question #4

You have an on-premises Hyper-V cluster. The cluster contains Hyper-V hosts that run Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. The hosts are licensed under a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement that has Software Assurance.
The Hyper-V cluster contains 30 virtual machines that run Windows Server 2012 R2. Each virtual machine runs a different workload. The workloads have predictable consumption patterns.
You plan to replace the virtual machines with Azure virtual machines that run Windows Server 2016. The virtual machines will be sized according to the consumption pattern of each workload.
You need to recommend a solution to minimize the compute costs of the Azure virtual machines.
Which two recommendations should you include in the solution? Each correct answer presents part of the solution.
NOTE: Each correct selection is worth one point.

A. Configure a spending limit in the Azure account center.
B. Create a virtual machine scale set that uses autoscaling.
C. Activate Azure Hybrid Benefit for the Azure virtual machines.
D. Purchase Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances for the Azure virtual machines.

E. Create a lab in Azure DevTest Labs and place the Azure virtual machines in the lab.

Correct Answer: CD
C: For customers with Software Assurance, Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server allows you to use your on-premises Windows Server licenses and run
Windows virtual machines on Azure at a reduced cost. You can use Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server to deploy new virtual machines with Windows OS.
D: With Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) you reserve virtual machines in advance and save up to 80 percent.
Reference: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/reserved-vm-instances/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/hybrid-use-benefit-licensing

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