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  • Hi,

    Just want to know certain information about the VM hardware limitations in Azure. 

    1. Hard disk space - Could I make my Drive C space higher than 127GB. We have a system that mirrors a server and one requirement is to have its target disk space(which we will use Azure VM) higher or equal to the source(source is 250GB and higher).

    2. Does Azure VM support several NIC cards? Another requirement of the system is to have 2 NIC install on the target server. If yes how can this be done.

    Thanks in advance

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 4:48 AM

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  • Hi Allan,

    1. 127GB is the size limit for the OS disk. I don't think you can extend it further than that. For extended storage you should add another Data disk. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn197896.aspx

    2. Azure VM support only one NIC at this time.

    I hope this answer your question :)



    /Anders Eide

    • Marked as answer by Susie Long Monday, September 29, 2014 2:40 AM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:31 AM
  • Hi,

    1. By default, on Azure, across all VM sizes, 127GB is the standard Hard Disk Space offered. However, we have recently launched D-series VM sizes - which offers more space on the temporary disk (unsure if it'll be useful to you).

    http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/09/22/new-d-series-virtual-machine-sizes

    2. Presently, Azure VM doesn't support multiple vNICs. However, there are requests flowing for this to the team concerned and you may stay tuned to the below discussion forum for updates.

    http://feedback.azure.com/forums/217313-networking-dns-traffic-manager-vpn-vnet/suggestions/3144627-multiple-network-interface-cards-on-vm

    Thanks,

    Arvind
    • Marked as answer by Susie Long Monday, September 29, 2014 2:40 AM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:00 AM

All replies

  • Hi Allan,

    1. 127GB is the size limit for the OS disk. I don't think you can extend it further than that. For extended storage you should add another Data disk. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn197896.aspx

    2. Azure VM support only one NIC at this time.

    I hope this answer your question :)



    /Anders Eide

    • Marked as answer by Susie Long Monday, September 29, 2014 2:40 AM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:31 AM
  • Hi,

    1. By default, on Azure, across all VM sizes, 127GB is the standard Hard Disk Space offered. However, we have recently launched D-series VM sizes - which offers more space on the temporary disk (unsure if it'll be useful to you).

    http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/09/22/new-d-series-virtual-machine-sizes

    2. Presently, Azure VM doesn't support multiple vNICs. However, there are requests flowing for this to the team concerned and you may stay tuned to the below discussion forum for updates.

    http://feedback.azure.com/forums/217313-networking-dns-traffic-manager-vpn-vnet/suggestions/3144627-multiple-network-interface-cards-on-vm

    Thanks,

    Arvind
    • Marked as answer by Susie Long Monday, September 29, 2014 2:40 AM
    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:00 AM