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  • Hi,

    Can i create a Standard_A4 size VMs? If yes, how do i specify that?


    Please mark the response as answers if it solves your question or vote as helpful if you find it helpful. http://thoughtorientedarchitecture.blogspot.com/

    Saturday, August 20, 2016 12:30 PM

Answers

  • If you are using a Cloud Service Configuration, then you can get A4 VMs by specifying a VM Size of "ExtraLarge".

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cloud-services-sizes-specs/#general-purpose


    If you are using a Virtual Machine Configuration, then you can get A4 VMs by specifying a VM Size of "Standard_A4"

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-windows-sizes/#a-series

    It sounds to me like you attempted to use a Cloud Service Configuration with the value "Standard_A4", which would result in an error message.  If this is the case, please try again with the value "ExtraLarge".  Let us know if this doesn't solve your issue.

    • Marked as answer by Haripraghash Monday, August 22, 2016 9:27 PM
    Monday, August 22, 2016 4:45 PM
  • Hi Haripraghash,

    A STANDARD_A4 machine can definitely be created on Azure Batch. If you are using a CloudServiceConfiguration based pool, see this for a list of sizes and their names: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cloud-services-sizes-specs/

    If you are using a VirtualMachineConfiguration based pool, see this: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-windows-sizes/

    Since Standard_A4 isn't working for you, I'll assume that you're using CloudServiceConfiguration based pools, in which case Standard_A4 is called "A4" or "ExtraLarge" I believe.

    Hope that helps,

    -Matt

    • Marked as answer by Haripraghash Monday, August 22, 2016 9:27 PM
    Monday, August 22, 2016 4:46 PM

All replies

  • Well, how do you answer that one. What prevents you from doing so?

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    Saturday, August 20, 2016 3:42 PM
  • It says Standard_A4 isnt supported.

    Please mark the response as answers if it solves your question or vote as helpful if you find it helpful. http://thoughtorientedarchitecture.blogspot.com/

    Saturday, August 20, 2016 4:51 PM
  • If you are trying to créate a VM using new portal, you probably selected SSD on the first screen, and that is indeed not supported, switch to HDD.

    The data above this text is pseudorandom, brace yourselves.

    Saturday, August 20, 2016 6:49 PM
  • Well..I am talking about Azure batch here. In azure batch you can specify the vmSize property and say what VM you want. For example you can specify "small","medium","large" etc. Is there a way to specify "Standard_A4". I am not talking about creating standalone VMs.

    Please mark the response as answers if it solves your question or vote as helpful if you find it helpful. http://thoughtorientedarchitecture.blogspot.com/

    Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:36 AM
  • Oh, didn't pay attention to the fórum you posted to, sorry. In that case = Large = A3. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cloud-services-sizes-specs/

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    Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:51 AM
  • If you are using a Cloud Service Configuration, then you can get A4 VMs by specifying a VM Size of "ExtraLarge".

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cloud-services-sizes-specs/#general-purpose


    If you are using a Virtual Machine Configuration, then you can get A4 VMs by specifying a VM Size of "Standard_A4"

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-windows-sizes/#a-series

    It sounds to me like you attempted to use a Cloud Service Configuration with the value "Standard_A4", which would result in an error message.  If this is the case, please try again with the value "ExtraLarge".  Let us know if this doesn't solve your issue.

    • Marked as answer by Haripraghash Monday, August 22, 2016 9:27 PM
    Monday, August 22, 2016 4:45 PM
  • Hi Haripraghash,

    A STANDARD_A4 machine can definitely be created on Azure Batch. If you are using a CloudServiceConfiguration based pool, see this for a list of sizes and their names: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cloud-services-sizes-specs/

    If you are using a VirtualMachineConfiguration based pool, see this: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-windows-sizes/

    Since Standard_A4 isn't working for you, I'll assume that you're using CloudServiceConfiguration based pools, in which case Standard_A4 is called "A4" or "ExtraLarge" I believe.

    Hope that helps,

    -Matt

    • Marked as answer by Haripraghash Monday, August 22, 2016 9:27 PM
    Monday, August 22, 2016 4:46 PM