Unable to delete VHD, “There is currently a lease on the blob…”

For classic VMs, there are artifacts (metadata about the VHDs) that keep a lease on the VHD even when no VM is using it. To delete a disk or image for classic VMs, in the classic portal (https://manage.windowsazure.com/) select Virtual Machines on the left navigation pane, then select the Disks or Images tab on the right…

How to Monitor for Storage Account Throttling

For Azure Virtual Machines, we document storage limits of 500 IOPS per disk, and the guidance to not place more than 40 highly used VHDs in any single storage account since there is a 20,000 IOPS limit per storage account. By default, each subscription can have up to 20 storage accounts containing up to 500…


How to move your Windows server VM running on Hyper-V to Microsoft Azure

  Note: This blog post comes from Manoj Sehgal, Sr. Support Escalation Engineer from Microsoft Azure team.   The following blog post will guide you through the procedure to move your on premises Windows server VM which is running in Hyper-V or VMWare environment to Microsoft Azure, by uploading its VHD.   Steps: 1.      1….