Vhds file of web role instance RRS feed

  • Question

  • After Creating web role instance, i could connect to the remote desktop in the cloud service, but I could not see the vhd file associated with it in the storage account. 

    Can anyone help?

    Friday, May 29, 2015 10:32 AM


  • Hi,

      To begin with Cloud services (Web and Worker Roles) which is an Azure PAAS (Platform as a service) offerings are essentially Stateless VM's that are spun up at the time of deployment.
      Unlike IAAS VMs which are backed up or Geo-replicated by default, PAAS Cloud Service instances are Hosted on the Host Node and are Not Persistent.
      The VHD files are not Stored in a Storage account, instead they are dynamically spun up or destroyed as and when the number of instances are changed.
      Hope this answer's your question.
    Nithin Rathnakar

    Friday, May 29, 2015 12:56 PM