Azure VM cloning procedure

daichi kawano 0 Reputation points
2023-04-05T05:58:01.3966667+00:00

There are 8 instances in the environment we are managing. As it should be, the applications, versions, etc. in all instances should match, but they are currently scattered. The ideal solution would be to have one instance as the master server and periodically replicate the master server VMs to the other 7 instances to unify them. (We do not want to change the IPs, etc. of the 8 instances.) To achieve this, we assume the following steps.

  1. Copy VMs on the master server
  2. Generalize the copied VMs
  3. Assign the generalized VMs to other instances

Is it possible to achieve the ideal with the above procedure?

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  1. vipullag-MSFT 25,041 Reputation points
    2023-04-05T07:20:24.0866667+00:00

    Hello daichi kawano

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Platform, thanks for posting your query here.

    Yes, it is possible to achieve the desired outcome using the Azure VM cloning procedure with the steps you have outlined. By copying the VMs on the master server, generalizing the copied VMs, and assigning the generalized VMs to other instances, you can ensure that all 8 instances have the same applications and versions without changing the IPs or other settings.

    This approach allows you to easily manage and update the applications and configurations on the master server VM and then replicate those changes to the other instances, ensuring consistency and reducing the risk of errors or conflicts.

    Hope this helps.

    If you need further help on this, tag me in a comment.

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