Integrate VM Windows Updates with Availability Sets
I would like to turn on automatic updates for our Windows virtual machines running on Azure but we can't because they are not integrated with Availability Sets. That is, I cannot guarantee that another node won't be down (being moved by Azure, etc) when Automatic Updates kicks in.
Even as it is, when we manually install updates, there's nothing preventing Azure from taking down the other nodes in the Availability Set, because Azure does publish its maintenance window.
I would like to be able to let the Azure service control and install Windows / Microsoft updates with respect to Availability Sets that I've already setup.
Good feedback. More granular control of the WU updates would be a nice thing to consider.
Lars Kemmann commented
This is an essential scenario for VM Scale Sets as well!
Nathan Lewis commented
Please move this to the Virtual Machine category. Thanks.