Should I change the location of my resource group for creating a Virtual Machine

Jezreel Phillip Alvarez 0 Reputation points
2023-05-29T09:26:17.87+00:00

I tried to create an Ubuntu Virtual Machine in my resource group that is located in US West because it is saying that I cannot create a virtual machine there. Should I move my resource group into another?

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An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. Prrudram-MSFT 23,051 Reputation points
    2023-05-29T09:36:56.5733333+00:00

    Hello @Jezreel Phillip Alvarez

    It is possible that the specific Azure region you are trying to create the Ubuntu Virtual Machine in does not support the VM size or image you have selected. In this case, you may need to select a different VM size or image that is supported in the region.

    If you are still unable to create the VM in the desired region, you can consider moving your resource group to a different region that supports the VM size and image you need. However, keep in mind that moving a resource group to a different region can have implications for your Azure services and may require additional configuration changes.

    Before moving your resource group, you should consider the following:

    Check if the VM size and image you need are supported in other regions. You can use the Azure VM size and image availability matrix to check which VM sizes and images are available in each region.

    1. Consider the impact of moving your resource group to a different region. Moving a resource group can affect the availability and performance of your Azure services and may require additional configuration changes.
    2. Plan the migration carefully. You should create a migration plan that includes testing and validation to ensure that your Azure services continue to function properly after the move.

    Also, consider checking if you have vCPU quota in the specific region for creating the VMs. You can check this from subscriptions blade->usage + quota

    If you decide to move your resource group to a different region, you can use the Azure Portal or Azure CLI to move the resource group. Keep in mind that moving a resource group can take some time, depending on the size of the resource group and the amount of data that needs to be moved.

    If this does answer your question, please accept it as the answer as a token of appreciation.

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