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change virtual machine virtual network through portal

Today, I needed to change a virtual network to a existing Virtual Machine. I had to delete this VM, create a new one using attached disks from the old one and set the Virtual Network. It would be nice if we had another way to do that, using Portal for example.

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  • John Tallon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be a great additional to the features, although I know its not an easy task and would have a lot of knock on effects to resources deployed to any given VNET.

  • Mark Larma commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    No doubt. Get it together, MSFT. Having to do a move as others described below and this is so stupidly cumbersome that it's just ridiculous.

  • Derek Williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be available both via powershell and the portal. Seems extremely illogical to not be included. Please make this available asap!

  • Nathalie Vaiser commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How was doing basic things like "changing virtual networks" and "adding NICs" (or, replacing NICs) , not implemented in Azure in the FIRST place?

    Why even bother giving us an Azure GUI (portal) when it can only do 10% of what we need and for everything else we have to figure out how to use Powershell to do it?

    Disable our portals, just set realistic expectations...

    - you're going to need to use powershell to get most things done
    - you're going to need to spend hours fumbling around in the dark
    - you're going to run into unexpected limitations (can't add an extra NIC to a VM unless it already had 2 NICs. Whaa?


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A year later and still not added?
    Common guys !!
    We need basic function as changing VM networks/NICS and migration of storage.

  • Jesse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I concur - this is a pretty significant limitation - especially with so many existing marketplace gallery items / resource templates forcing users to create unique virtual networks because they can't easily integrate with existing virtual networks / subnets. It would be nice to move between vnets as easily as it is to move between subnets (via portal UI/CLI/Powershell).

  • Zahid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I can add a sub-request to allow VM to move from one network to a different network. I was of the impression that with ARM you can quickly configure network interface to accomplish this but alas....

  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good Idea, I ran into the same, using the blanks in the Vnet. Moving between the networks via powershell and/or Portal makes sense.

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