Azure OS disk

HASSAN BIN NASIR DAR 306 Reputation points


Can I create a OS disk without VM?


Azure Disk Storage
Azure Disk Storage
A high-performance, durable block storage designed to be used with Azure Virtual Machines and Azure VMware Solution.
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  1. Andreas Baumgarten 95,496 Reputation points MVP


    the easiest way to get a OS disk without a VM is to create a VM with OS disk and delete the VM after deployment.
    If an Azure VM will be deleted the OS disk will not be deleted automatically.

    It's possible to upload a vhd-file of an on-premises OS disk as well:

    With some more details regarding your use case there might be more options.


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    Andreas Baumgarten

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  2. Sumarigo-MSFT 43,406 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @HASSAN BIN NASIR DAR Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!

    Adding more information to above response

    Let me explain why you need OS disk and what's been used for: Every virtual machine has one attached operating system disk. That OS disk has a pre-installed OS, which was selected when the VM was created. This disk contains the boot volume. This disk has a maximum capacity of 4,095 GiB.

    Without VM creation we can't create OS disk , Using OS disk you can create a New VM

    There are three main disk roles in Azure: the data disk, the OS disk, and the temporary disk. These roles map to disks that are attached to your virtual machine.
    For more information on Azure disk, please refer here:

    Additional information: Create a VM from a VHD by using the Azure portal
    Create a VM from a managed image
    Ephemeral OS disks for Azure VMs

    Hope this helps!
    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.


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  3. Dhanya Gopinath 1 Reputation point

    Where is OS disk stored?