Azure Unused VM instances

Rule Description

Rule Code: Azure-VM-Idle

Identify any Virtual Machine instances with idle CPU utilization.

The average CPU utilization has been less than 1% the last 7 days.

Audit / Verification

Step 01: Sign in to the AWS Management Console. Choose the Azure subscription and navigate to All resources blade.

Step 02: Filter Virtual machine in the search box. Click on the virtual machine that you need to check.

Step 03: In the navigation panel, under Monitoring, select CPU average to view CPU metric of the selected Azure VM.

Step 04: Verify if the average CPU utilization has been less than 1% for the last 7 days.

Step 05: Repeat steps for each Azure virtual machine available in the selected subscription.

Step 06: Repeat steps for each subscription created in your Microsoft Azure cloud account.