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timwiser

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We've got a server (Labtech) which is sitting in Azure and is struggling with disk performance.  I'm interested to hear what the options (if any) there are for increasing the disk performance in an Azure VM.  Is it possible to move it to another plan or sorts?
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Consider Storage Spaces to combine disks, or try a D-Series VM.
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I found the plans and we're looking at moving from a Basic A4 to a D3 or D4.
Is the move seamless ?  Can it be done by Microsoft themselves?
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The move is simple.
Power down the server.
In the GUI change the server deployed size
In the old Classic portal 
Go to the VM/ Guest > Configure Tab and chenge the size.
In the new Ibiza/ Blade console
Microsoft Azure > Virtual machines > Server Name > Settings > Choose a size



With Powershell, use the following for size info and naming convention and commands
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn168976%28v=nav.70%29.aspx

And use these commands to resize the server

A Standard A3, you can use:

Get-AzureVM -ServiceName $vmName -Name $vmName | Set-AzureVMSize –InstanceSize “Large”| Update-AzureVM

If you want to switch the Stanard A3 to a Basic A0, you can use:

Get-AzureVM -ServiceName $vmName -Name $vmName | Set-AzureVMSize –InstanceSize“Basic_A0” | Update-AzureVM




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Great reply by Joe.
Tim there are many choices. Not knowing what price points your comfortable with you could look at the DS series also if you don't mind paying a bit more. This will get you into the SSD arena. Stripping the SSD's can get you up to 80K IPOS so depending on the need that is an option.
You can provision the DS to classic is your not ready to move to ARM yet from the new portal also.
The effect on your current environment. Obviously if moving to SSD that will be more impactful but if just moving to a larger SKU on standard disk you can choose your size and Azure will take care of the rest reboot/migrate/power up
We also just announced the new Dv2 15 today at build,! Loads of power there.
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