A new feature that Microsoft released is the possibility to isolate virtual machines, from other Microsoft’s customers VM, by using a dedicated Hyper-V host. This service is in SaaS, so you will not be able to manage something, except the host deployment.

Firstly, you need to create a Host Group:

Сreate a Host Group

The Host group is created.

The Host group is created.

Now, before creating the dedicated host, you must register the Microsoft.Maintenance resource provider, for your subscription:

Microsoft.Maintenance resource provider

When it has been done, you’re now able to deploy a Dedicated Host, in the previous created host group:

Dedicated Host

If you’ve the following error, check your usage or your subscription type (doesn’t work with Visual Studio/Sponsorship subscriptions):

Check your usage or your subscription type

Requesting a cloud shell

If you need more vCPU for the region, open a ticket:


When the deployment is done, you can see it in the Azure Portal:

Azure Portal

Now, try to deploy a new virtual machine. In the Advanced tab, choose the host group created previously and the Host that we deployed previously:

Choose the host group

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When the virtual machine is deployed, you can see it directly in the Host service:

The virtual machine is deployed

You have now a great opportunity to deploy resources, in Azure Cloud, on dedicated hardware.

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Florent Appointaire
Florent Appointaire is Microsoft Engineer with 5 years of experience, specialized in Cloud Technologies (Public/Hybrid/Private). He is a freelance consultant in Belgium from the beginning of 2017. He is MVP Cloud and Datacentre Management. He is MCSE Private Cloud and Hyper-V certified. His favorite products are SCVMM, SCOM, Windows Azure pack/Azure Stack and Microsoft Azure.
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