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Finding VM creation Time/Date RRS feed

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  • Can anybody suggest how can I get the VM creation date and time on Azure?

    Regards,
    Hemanth L


    Hemanth L

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:13 PM

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  • To check the creation date and time of an Azure VM you can use the Activity Log.

    Navigate to Monitor - Activity Log and set the Event category to Administrative with Event severity to Informational. The operation name will be Write Virtual Machines which will show the timestamp of the creation.

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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:32 PM
  • Is there no PowerShell command or a CLI command to get VM creation date time for a large number of VM's.

    Cos viewing activity log for individual VM's may be a tedious step!


    Hemanth L

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:53 PM
  • Unable to find any property through Get-Azure-RmVm for creation date. You can use Get-Azure-RmDisk where you can get creation date of disk and attached vm name. Considering your disk and vms were created at same time

    Rest API can give you the creation detail of vms

    https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualmachines?api-version={apiVersion}

    Also, Please check https://resources.azure.com and instanceView under virtualMachines . You can make a dynamic query to get details.


    Thanks

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:42 PM
  • The below mentioned command may help you in this scenario

    Get-AzureRmResource -ResourceGroupName <RG name> -ResourceName <Resource Name> -ResourceType <Resource Type>

    Get-AzureVM <cloud service name> <VM name> | Get-AzureOSDisk | select medialink

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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:41 PM
  • Sumanth,

    I have tried that as well.. that gives more details of VM.... But, doesn't provide what I'm looking for.


    Hemanth L

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:20 PM
  • There is no PowerShell command for specify VM creation date for now.  You may find the creation date of disk which is same as VM creation date.

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    Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:44 PM
  • Thank you, SumanthMarigowda-MSFT!
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:54 PM