Managed Disks

Azure Preview – Standard SSD Disks

June 5, 2018 // 2 Comments

Say what?!?! Standard SSD disks? And we thought that Standard = HDD and Premium = SSD! But that’s no longer the case. In the coming world of Azure (we’re not there yet), Premium will be just that, but Standard will be normal deployments of either HDD or SSD. How do the three tiers of managed [...]

Create a New VM From An Existing Managed Disk

September 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

In previous posts I have shown how to restore the disks of a VM to a storage account and how to create managed disks from those VHD blobs. In this post, I will show how to create a new VM from a managed disk. When these 3 steps are done together, this is an easy way to restore an Azure virtual [...]

Create an Azure Managed Disk from a VHD Blob

September 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

This post will show you how to create a managed disk from a VHD blob file, such as one you’ve uploaded or restored from a virtual machine backup. In my example, I have restored the virtual hard disks of an Azure VM to a storage account called aidanfinnrestore. I am going to create a new managed [...]

Restore an Azure Virtual Machine’s Hard Disks

September 7, 2017 // 2 Comments

In this post, I’ll show you how to restore just the disks of an Azure virtual machine. This is useful if you want to restore a virtual machine to an availability set, or restore it as a different series/size. Restoring to Availability Sets For some reason that I do not know, we cannot restore a [...]