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

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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