127 votesstarted · AdminAzure IaaS Engineering Team (Azure IaaS Engineering Team, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure) responded
Startup times for VMs continues to be a focus in Azure. I am leaving this item in the “Started” state because we still have work to be done, but the current deployment time we are seeing for Windows Server on average is 2 minutes (1 minute for Linux). We’ll continue to invest resources in driving down this number.Collin Sauve commented
I just tried to start an Ubuntu VM and it was "starting" for 16 minutes before I gave up and just stopped it.
Will consider.Collin Sauve supported this idea ·