I've set up a VM to day (Win 2008 R2 + SQL Server 2012 RC). Connected through RDP and installed IIS and deployed my test app (asp.net using the SQL Server). All worked as expected. Set up endpoint for http. Web app works as expected.
I initially set up a Large instance. Thought I'd test switching between sizes, so I went into the Win Azure control portal, selected the VM, went to configure and selected Extra Large, then saved.
Ever since the status of the VM has been Starting (Provisioning). I cannot connect through RDP, neither through http (to reach the web app). In Usage overview in Dashboard you see that the VM went dead, and there is no more stats after this point. It's now
gone 4-5 hours, and status is still Starting (Provisioning). I've tried to logout and in to the protal. Same result.
The icons for restart and shutdown are disabled. Only enabled are Connect and Delete. Connect does not work. I can go to configure, but cannot change anything there anymore. Save is disabled. So basically I have no options whatsoever! Only I can think of is
deleting the VM, and trying to get the VHD connected to another instance. But seriously, that doesn't sound good to me. In a production environment I'd hate to do that. Surely we need a reset/restart button here that actually works no matter what, so we can
get hold of our server again!