System Center 2012 SP1 Explained Storing VM in Windows Azure (Part 25 of 31) by Yung Chou

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The 25th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: Storing VM.  In this edition, Yung Chou explains how to store and copy VMs to Windows Azure using System Center 2012.

A noticeable capability now available in System Center 2012 SP1 is to COPY a stored VM from on-premise private cloud fabric to Windows Azure. This COPY process is to be initiated from App Controller with an established connection to an intended Windows Azure subscription. A prerequisite of copying a VM is that the VM must be in a “stored” state. Storing a VM and later deploying the stored VM may appear conceptually plain. They are actually quite interesting operations in implementation.


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