Starting with Parallels RAS v19.2, it is possible to automatically optimize the storage type of managed Azure Virtual Desktop hosts to reduce operating costs.
Cost optimization allows you to configure a provider to automatically change the type of the used managed disk to Standard HDD for VMs that are not currently in use. When a VM is started, the managed disk is automatically changed to the original type. This feature allows you to reduce the costs of maintaining VMs.
To enable storage cost optimization:
- Right-click a provider in the list and choose Properties.
- In the provider properties window, select the Advanced tab.
- Select the Enable disk storage cost optimization option.
- Select the desired option in the Set timeout before enabling the storage cost optimization drop-down list.