Category: VHD

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How to migrate Azure Managed Disk to different subscription and region – Part II

On the previous post I describe what need to do to move Azure Managed Disks between subscriptions and after that between regions (see link HERE). Although I didn’t explore the steps mention to move between regions. Here are the step-by-steps of each stage, mention on the previous post, of how to move the Azure Managed Disk between Azure Regions: 1. Stop the virtual machine from migrating 1. Navigate to the...

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How to migrate Azure Managed Disk to different subscription and region – Part I

On a recent project, I was asked to help move some virtual machines from a MSDN Subscription to a CSP subscription. With this move, we use the opportunity to consolidate on a different region as well. This last aspect makes the move a little more complex that was described on the Move resources to new resource group or subscription documentation. The migration of resources between different or within the same...

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Move VM between VNETs in Azure

This week I come into this scenario, I would like to move a virtual machine in azure between different VNETs. You might have different reasons to do it, but what is the best way to do it? First you have to understand the scenario, is between VNETs on the same region, or between regions? Same subscription or different subscriptions? And at last same tenant or between different tenants? The way...

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Deploy a ARM VM using an existing VHD in Azure

Another day, one of my costumer wants to rebuild a virtual machine from the existing VHD and place on the new Resource Group and on a different VLAN, but without transferring VHD. The idea was to park the VHD on a storage account to avoid transferring this huge VHD. First, I want to clarify if you delete the VM, you are not deleting the all the resources, that means that...

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Managed disk on Azure

You probably already saw this when you are creating a Virtual Machine on Azure. After you insert the basic information like Name of the VM, choose the size, then comes the time to define and configure the settings of that VM. One of the first thing is the Use of managed disk. But what is managed disks? How they work? What are the implication of using the Managed disks? So,...

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Azure Site Recovery Planning Considerations – Part 1

I have been writing quite a bit about how Azure Site Recovery can help you build a Disaster Recovery solution, help you migrating workloads in to Azure, help you migrate between VMware to Hyper-V and so many more others ways to use ASR. Although, I never cover what do you need to do and know, when you need to plan/design the ASR deployment/infrastructure to achieve your business requirements. The first...

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Bigger disks on Azure Storage

If you follow the announcements during the Microsoft Build 2017 conference on the beginning of the month, one of the announcements was the increase of the size of the disks in Azure. Azure had a hard limit of a 1TB size disks. But those days are almost over. Oh Yeah Baby! During one session at the Build 2017 about Big data workloads with Azure Blob Storage, they announce the increase of...

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Virtual Machines: Hyper-V vs Azure IaaS

A lot of times, during the Azure Foundation workshops session that I usually deliver, the difference between Azure virtual machines and Hyper-V virtual machines comes up. So I decide to write this post explaining what are the most important differences between them. Sometimes, depending on the workload, it doesn’t make sense to move to the cloud. I hope this post will clarify you on that. Because Azure uses Hyper‑V as...

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ARM vs Classic Virtual Machines

Right now, Azure allows us to use the classic and the ARM portal. They might be very similar, except the end-user experience (in this case the portal himself), because you can create virtual machines in both. Although there is a huge difference. The choice of the deployment model determines the characteristics of the Azure components that you deploy. The Azure classic deployment model was originally referred to as the Service...

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How does a storage migration of a running virtual machine in Windows Server 2012 (both through Hyper-V manager and through PowerShell) actually work?

The process followed by Hyper-V internally to perform a storage migration is actually quite simple to explain and is as follows: Step 1: Start with a virtual machine that is reading and writing to a virtual hard disk file (.VHDX in the diagram, but storage migration is supported for both .VHDX and .VHD files). Step 2: After the user selects to perform a storage migration, immediately create a new virtual...