Moving Azure Images from the Commercial to the Azure Government Cloud (MAG)


Some times we see customers move Microsoft provided images from the Azure commercial cloud to the Azure Government (MAG) cloud.  While this is technically supported, there are several things to consider.  When using the Microsoft provided images, there are configuration settings that are specific to the cloud environment.  When you move the VM (by moving the VHD), you risk having the wrong settings for your new cloud location.

Below is a list of settings that need to be changed.  This is NOT comprehensive and will be updated as needed.  Keeping mind the various endpoint that are different as well (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-government-developer-guide/)

Commercial Value MAG Value
KMS kms.core.windows.net:1688 kms.core.usgovcloudapi.net:1688

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