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  • Question

  • Hi Azure Experts,

    I have azure subscription. I want to have "windows server 2003" image installed in Azure VM. But I know we don't have existing image as like.

    Share me the best approach for doing this POC. 

    Thanks,


    Thanks, SaravanaBharathi.A

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:41 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    We do not have Windows Server 2003 in the Azure gallery as template. The latest one we have as template is Windows Server 2012.

    However, we have an option to migrate your Windows Server 2003 workloads to Microsoft Azure and the first thing we have to do is install the Hyper-V Integration Services. This will make sure your VM gets network connectivity etc.. both on your local Hyper-V as in Microsoft Azure.

    You will need to upload the VHD of your machine to a storage account and once the VHD has been uploaded you will have to register the VHD as a Disk, allowing you to create a VM using that Disk.

    See the steps here.

    For licensing details please check Virtual Machines Licensing FAQ 

    Regards,

    Shirisha Paderu

    Disclaimer :  This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:10 PM
  • Hi Saravanabharathi,

    This depends on your requirement like which edition of Windows Server 2003  you are using ( standard / datecenter / Enterprise ) . You may find the size of the VM here and choose one accordingly as per the requirement.

    Regards,

    Shirisha Paderu  

    Friday, July 31, 2015 4:24 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    We do not have Windows Server 2003 in the Azure gallery as template. The latest one we have as template is Windows Server 2012.

    However, we have an option to migrate your Windows Server 2003 workloads to Microsoft Azure and the first thing we have to do is install the Hyper-V Integration Services. This will make sure your VM gets network connectivity etc.. both on your local Hyper-V as in Microsoft Azure.

    You will need to upload the VHD of your machine to a storage account and once the VHD has been uploaded you will have to register the VHD as a Disk, allowing you to create a VM using that Disk.

    See the steps here.

    For licensing details please check Virtual Machines Licensing FAQ 

    Regards,

    Shirisha Paderu

    Disclaimer :  This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:10 PM
  • Thanks for your reply. Help me which VM instance has to choose while we are moving this to Azure. Like (D1,D2..etc). Suggest the suitable instance type for this OS in Azure.

    Thanks,


    Thanks, SaravanaBharathi.A

    Friday, July 31, 2015 2:32 PM
  • Hi Saravanabharathi,

    This depends on your requirement like which edition of Windows Server 2003  you are using ( standard / datecenter / Enterprise ) . You may find the size of the VM here and choose one accordingly as per the requirement.

    Regards,

    Shirisha Paderu  

    Friday, July 31, 2015 4:24 PM