Can Temporary Storage be used for pagefile in cloud services?

Nigel Stratton 21 Reputation points

An A1v2 PaaS Instance in Cloud Services has 1 core, 1.75Gb RAM and 10Gb of Temporary storage. I think 1.75Gb will be enough RAM for most of our operations. What happens if all that memory is used? Can temp storage be used for paging, to allow larger requests or concurrent requests to run? Speed of execution is not an issue.

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  1. Pranathi Panyam_MSFT 646 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    NigelStratton-2251 Welcome to Microsoft Platform. Thankyou for posting your Query here.

    In Azure, every VM – regardless if Linux or Windows – gets a temporary disk assigned automatically. This temporary disk is located on the physical server (the hypervisor) where the Azure VM is hosted and is non-persistent. Disks used by the operating system or additionally added data disks are persistent disks and stored in Azure Storage.

    Assuming this is a classic IaaS VM, page file is by default set on the temporary storage for all the Azure Iaas VM's
    For PaaS instances user will not have control over the OS configurations.

    Please refer :

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