Moving VM from CSP to personal Azure account

Vinit Jogani 26 Reputation points

We currently have an Azure VM with a Cloud Service Provider. We created our own account on Azure now (from and we would now like to migrate our VM from the CSP to our own Azure account.

In particular, we want to do so with as little disruption to the live service as possible. This may involve seamlessly migrating the database server as well as the static IPs. Essentially we would like to take over the subscription from the CSP.

We are not a CSP ourselves. What does the process for this look like?

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  1. kobulloc-MSFT 26,131 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello, @Vinit Jogani !

    You can transfer resources/subscriptions from a CSP Partner to any other Azure offer by moving resources from the source CSP subscription to the target (personal) Azure subscription. This works mostly in the same way as moving resources to a new resource group or subscription, and is completed by you as well as your CSP (there is a note that this is not done by a Microsoft representative).

    You'll need to ensure that both the source and target subscriptions are in the same Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenant. The change directory option isn't supported for the CSP subscription so if you were to transfer to a pay-as-you-go subscription, you'd need to change the directory of the pay-as-you-go subscription to match the CSP directory.

    The documentation on moving resources to another subscription covers dependent resources like databases and involves consolidating them into a resource group, moving the resource group to the target subscription, and optionally redistributing the dependent resources to different resource groups within the target subscription.

    Your CSP should be able to assist you with any questions that you may have and help you with the process. I'm including both guides below which covers what you'll need to know and gives you an idea of what to expect:


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