How to convert a VM from managed disks to unmanaged disks

Recently, managed disk has been published as a new feature. Azure Managed Disks simplifies disk management for Azure IaaS VMs by managing the storage accounts associated with the VM disks. You only have to specify the type (Premium or Standard) and the size of disk you need, and Azure creates and manages the disk for you. There is also a tutorial for you to help you convert a virtual machine from unmanaged disks to managed disks (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/convert-unmanaged-to-managed-disks). With the Azure PowerShell, you can easily finish the job. However, someone of you may want to return back to use unmanaged disk. To... Read more

How to migrate a VM from classic virtual network to an ARM one

As a new deployment model,ARM deployment model is much more flexible than the classic one.However,since the great architectural divide of this two deployment models , some resources under ASM deployment model is not compatible with the resources deployed by ARM model. For instance,we can’t migrate VMs deployed by ASM model in classic VNET to ARM VNET directly.And this blog will provide an easy way to do it. Now,I have two resource groups: ARMDemo and ASMDemo: each of them has a Windows VM and the VM is deployed in a VNET. The resources in first group is deployed by ARM model and the second is under... Read more

Add, Remove and Resize VM Data Disk using Azure REST API

It is a common need that some developers want to add, remove or resize VM data disk when they decide to take a secondary development on Azure VM service. Now, this article will show you how to implement it by Azure REST API. Before we start, you should know the size of your VM, because the availability of disk type and disk amount could be different from various sizes of the VM. You will get an error response if you tried to add a disk whose type was not support by your VM. For more infomation, please see : Sizes for Windows... Read more