Azure Use standard snapshots for managed disks

Rule Description

Rule Code: Azure-SNAP-02

Identify snapshots that are stored in premium storage and recommends migrating then from premium to standard storage.

The standard snapshot is by default for managed disk. To save 60% of cost, we recommend storing your snapshots in standard storage, regardless of the storage type of the parent disk.

Audit / Verification

To determine if you have any disk snapshots that are stored in premium storage within your Azure account, perform the following operations:

Step 1: Sign in to Azure Management Portal. Navigate to All resources blade, select the Azure subscription.

Step 2: From the Type filter box, select Snapshot. Click on the name of the VM disk snapshot that you want to examine.

Step 3: Navigate Overview, view configuration details available for the selected disk snapshot and check the DISK SKU attribute value determine the storage type of snapshot.

Consider to create other standard snapshots replaced of these snapshots that are stored in premium storage.

Step 4: Repeat steps for each disk snapshot available in the selected Azure subscription.

Step 5: Repeat steps for each subscription created within your Microsoft Azure cloud account.