Azure VM: Standard to Premium Storage, Unmanaged to Managed

Hello folks and welcome back. I recently had cause to convert the OS disk of an Azure VM from Standard (HDD) to Premium (SSD). This turned out to be a little more interesting than I expected, so I thought I’d blog the process I decided on and for once this will actually be quite a short post as it’s all PowerShell.

Before we get into it, let’s have a look at the existing VM and what we’re looking to achieve:

The VM We’re Starting With

Here are the particulars of our test VM, post change:

  • VM Size:  Standard D1 v2 (1 CPU, 3.5 GB RAM)
  • 128 GB OS disk on standard storage (HDD)
  • 2 x 128 GB data disks on standard storage (HDD)
  • All disks are in the same storage account
  • All disks are unmanaged
  • VM has a dynamic Public IP assigned
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Part 2: Azure Stack – Scale up Existing App Service Worker Tier

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Welcome back folks! In part one we went over the ASDK App Service in a little more detail, mainly to prepare us for scaling up one of our existing worker tiers. So let’s get to it.

Scale Up Existing Dedicated Worker Tier

For the purposes of this guide I’ll be using the “Small” Worker Tier which as with the “Medium” and “Large” tiers currently has no “Worker Roles” deployed into it.

The first thing you’ll want to do is log into https://adminportal.local.azurestack.external as a Global Admin

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Part 4: Deploy App Service Resource Provider into ASDK

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So the last thing I want to cover in this series is the App Service RP deployment. Again, this is being deployed on the ASDK so all single-node rules apply.

Here’s a high level list of what we’ll be covering in this guide:

The current version of the App Service requires access to a file server, luckily there is an ARM template online that’ll deploy a fully configured one for us. Continue reading “Part 4: Deploy App Service Resource Provider into ASDK”