Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set automatic OS image upgrades

Wool Sock 261 Reputation points
2023-04-06T09:23:03.3733333+00:00

I could not find proper information about automatic OS image upgrades but are they performed every mouth and what kinda changes there are usually? I read that if automatic OS image upgrades is enabled on scale set, an extra patching process through Windows Update is not required so that indicates that Windows OS update are at least part of that. If this is the case how long does it take to start those OS image upgrade so when could I expected getting new patches if they are released every 2nd Tuesday?

Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Azure compute resources that are used to create and manage groups of heterogeneous load-balanced virtual machines.
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  1. vipullag-MSFT 24,881 Reputation points
    2023-04-06T10:01:49.6133333+00:00

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

    Yes, you are correct. If automatic OS image upgrades are enabled on a scale set, an extra patching process through Windows Update is not required. The automatic OS image upgrade feature is designed to keep your operating system up to date with the latest security patches and updates. The upgrades are performed automatically by Azure and are usually released within a few days of the latest security patches and updates being released by Microsoft. The exact timing of the upgrades can vary depending on the availability of the new updates and the size of your scale set. However, you can expect to receive the latest patches and updates within a few days of their release. I hope this helps!

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