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Adding existing ARM virtual machine to availability set

Adding existing ARM virtual machine to availability set. I can't do much with certain setups cause they have to be in an availability set and I cant add them to one after they have been created.

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  • John Gilmartin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1. Ok, so this can be achieved using available Powershell scripts. But in that case, it should be a no brainer to add the option to the web portal and the CLI.

  • Ugo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please, just add this feature. The comments below well explain all the reasons to do that.

  • AUSTIN AUDU commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The restore from Azure Vault is almost useless if we cant get the option during the restore to select the AVset to restore VM into like during a regular build, that way we can fully restore the VM as it was originally.... that would make Azure backup a perfect product...almost :)

  • Mohammed Kasim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any update on this request.. we are with the same requirement. Client wanted to add VMs to availability set. and re-creating is not a good option.

  • David Graham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's also a requirement if you wish to use Load Balancers so if there is a design change halfway through a deployment it can be a pain to get everything into the right availability sets.

  • Rochelle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The workaround of requiring people to delete and recreate virtual machines is not without risk and not as simple as allowing availability set memberships to be modified. This capability needs implementing.

    Since having an availability set is key to providing high availability and having a service covered under SLA this core administration need is missing. Requirements may change and require people to add existing machines to sets or remove them.

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