VM stops randomly

cloud 21 Reputation points
2022-03-11T09:10:07.547+00:00

our VM stops randomly stops, it says "This virtual machine has been preempted. This low-priority virtual machine is being stopped and deallocated."
How can we stop this from happening? Where can we change the VM not to be "low-priority"??

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An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. Alan Kinane 16,796 Reputation points MVP
    2022-03-11T10:03:49.597+00:00

    This is a condition of low-priority VMs, although they are now known as spot VMs. Microsoft have the option to deallocate these where capacity is needed so they are really only useful for interruptible workloads.

    There is no upgrade method for these so you would need to create a new VM as a 'Standard' virtual machine. You can snapshot your existing disks and create a new VM from these.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/snapshot-copy-managed-disk?tabs=portal
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/create-vm-specialized-portal

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