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  • Blog Post: Unable to delete VHD, “There is currently a lease on the blob…”

    For classic VMs, there are artifacts (metadata about the VHDs) that keep a lease on the VHD even when no VM is using it. To delete a disk or image for classic VMs, in the classic portal ( https://manage.windowsazure.com/ ) select Virtual Machines on the left navigation pane, then select the Disks...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Azure Virtual Machines for Optimal Storage Performance

    In support, one of the most common questions we get is: How do I achieve the best disk performance for Azure virtual machines? Platform Planning: In the standard tier of virtual machine in Azure, the maximum IOPS is 500 per disk . When planning for a high I/O virtual machine, you also need to take...
  • Blog Post: How to Monitor for Storage Account Throttling

    For Azure Virtual Machines, we document storage limits of 500 IOPS per disk, and the guidance to not place more than 40 highly used VHDs in any single storage account since there is a 20,000 IOPS limit per storage account. By default, each subscription can have up to 20 storage accounts containing...
  • Blog Post: How to Copy files to/from Azure Storage

    If you are looking for a reliable way to copy files to or from Azure storage then this blog post might just have the right answer. Note: In this post I am not writing anything new but merely pointing to posts or tools that already exists. Copying VHDs (Blobs) between Storage Accounts using Azure...
  • Blog Post: Unable to create Storage Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure VM

    UPDATE Mar. 10: This issue is now resolved. The fix has been fully deployed to all Windows Azure hosts. There is no action needed within the VM itself, as the fix was on the Windows Azure hosts. We recently determined the Storage Spaces feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 is not compatible with the...
  • Blog Post: Why does an Azure storage account have two access keys?

    If you are using Windows Azure you might be familiar with the storage access keys. These storage access keys are used in authentication for accessing the storage account. When you create a storage account you are provided with two storage access keys i.e. Primary and Secondary access keys. You might...
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