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Virtual network data gateway suddently crashed - capacity license now a requirement?



We have a Virtual Network Data Gatway set up in PowerBi to access data from Azure Blob Storage. 


This has worked wonderfully for a long time. But this morning the connection crashed and we can see that the Connection and Virtual Network Data Gateway are both offline. Why? 


When we try to create a new Virtual Network Data Gateway we are unable to do so, because it suddently requires a Capacity License (which we don't have - we have PowerBI Premium). We can see in the documentation that PowerBi Premium should be enough: 




So is this an error? Why is chosing a capacity license suddenly a prerequisite? And is this the reason our connection is down? 




Thank you very much in advance. 




Maria from Denmark

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They have removed the awareness message now, and our services are once again up and running 🙂 


Through the problem remains when creating a new data gateway, but that's less important. 


Thank you everyone 🙂

Thanks man, i was beating my head for Europe West. This was working perfectly fine for EU north though. 

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Using PowerBI embedded with an activite capacity and the list is empty.




Do this- Create a fabric capacity in your azure subscription and then you will see a capacity in the drop down. The reason its empty because you arent administrating any license capacity. You can also talk to your power platform admin to get these gateways assigned a capacity if there is one exists at org level ( Fabric or premium) 

Thank you for the suggestion. 


One could create a Fabric Capacity just to make the gateway work again, but then you have to pay a minimum of 321,20 dollars a month. Surely this should not be necessary?




As of this Article, it is now mandatory, that you create a Fabric Capacity... Thanks to Microsoft...

By the way im currently running 8 gateways on single F2 SKU. 

I agree, im currently trying to find out who my power platform admin is to see if we have a capacity created for this specific purpose at org level. I didnt mean that every project has to create a private capacity for this. 

MS Support says that there are issues in Europe with the Gateways. You can find it here:
Microsoft Fabric Support and Status | Microsoft Fabric



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Same Problem here, need help!!

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Same problem here. Advice would be much appreciated. I also opened a support Ticket.

Thank you for having created a ticket. Any responses from the support team yet? 

nothing reasonable till now. Keep you updated.

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