Change the Size of a Windows Azure Virtual Machine

 

How to: Change the Size of a Windows Azure Virtual Machine

You can change the size of a Windows Azure virtual machine by using either the Windows Azure Management Portal or PowerShell commands. The size of a virtual machine determines the number of CPU cores, the memory capacity, and the local file system size that is allocated to a running instance

To change the size of a virtual machine by using the Windows Azure Management Portal

  1. Sign in to the Windows Azure Management Portal.
  2. Choose VIRTUAL MACHINES, and then choose the virtual machine for which you want to change the size.
  3. Choose the CONFIGURE tab. In the VIRTUAL MACHINE SIZE drop-down box, select from the following sizes:
    • Extra Small (Shared core, 768 MB Memory)
    • Small (1 core, 1.75 GB Memory)
    • Medium (2 cores, 3.5 GB Memory)
    • Large (4 cores, 7 GB Memory)
    • Extra Large (8 cores, 14 GB Memory)
    • A6 (4 cores, 28 GB Memory)
    • A7 (8 cores, 56 GB Memory)
  4. Choose the SAVE command.

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