Azure Cloud Free Tier

Aug 6, 2022

I have just started using Azure cloud. As a frugal engineer, I will make full use of the 30 days free tier.

As I added more VMs to my free account, it finally hit the limit. On the Virtual Machines page, I could not find a button to downsize the ones I already created (even if I power the VM down). So I started deleting them to free up the limit.

But the following error persisted, even after I deleted every VM/refreshed the page:

X vCPUs are needed for this configuration, but only 0 vCPUs (of 4) remain in your subscription.

Eventually it turns out that there’s a need to click on the ‘Refresh quota’ link (a Blue hyperlink below the error), so it will get rid of the error.