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smaller than 128GB boot drive for Windows Sever VM in Azure RRS feed

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  • I know by default, all Azure Windows Server VMs have 128GB boot disks. However, I barely use more than 20GB, and so would like to get a smaller drive. Is that possible? I didnt see an option to choose boot disk size in the create VM process
    Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:39 PM

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  • Yes - you have two options:

    - use the built-in images that include the [smalldisk] designation

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-smaller-windows-server-iaas-image/

    and 

    https://www.petri.com/deploying-azure-virtual-machines-smaller-os-disks

    - use custom images

    hth
    Marcin

    Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:55 PM
  • Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but I only see one option for [smalldisk] images?

    Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:01 PM
  • On the Marketplace blade, search for the OS you are interested in (e.g. Windows Server), then click the OS entry in the result set, and then on the resulting blade, you will be able to select any image you are interested in - including those using [smalldisk]

    hth

    Marcin

    Sunday, January 12, 2020 4:03 PM
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    Monday, January 13, 2020 5:45 AM
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    Monday, January 20, 2020 6:05 AM
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    Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:57 AM