Migrate your IaaS resources to Azure Resource Manager by 1 March 2023

Published date: 28 February, 2020

As Azure Resource Manager now has all the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) capabilities of Azure Service Management and new advancements, we’ll retire classic IaaS VMs on 1 March 2023.

If you use IaaS resources from ASM, please complete your migration by 1 March 2023. We encourage you to make the switch sooner to take advantage of these feature enhancements in Azure Resource Manager:

  • Enables the deployment of complex applications through templates.
  • Includes scalable, parallel deployment for virtual machines into availability sets.
  • Provides lifecycle management of compute, network and storage independently.
  • Enables security by default with the enforcement of virtual machines in a virtual network.

How does this affect me?

Beginning today, customers who are not currently using classic IaaS VMs, will not be able to create new classic VMs.

Beginning 1 March 2023, customers who are using classic IaaS VMs will no longer be able to start any classic IaaS VMs using ASM. Any remaining VMs in a running or stopped-allocated state will be moved to a stopped-deallocated state.

The following Azure services and functionality will NOT be affected by this retirement: Cloud Services, storage accounts NOT used by classic VMs and virtual networks (VNets) NOT used by classic VMs.

What actions should I take?

To avoid service disruption, migrate your IaaS resources from classic IaaS VMs to Resource Manager by 1 March 2023. We recommend migrating sooner to start using the feature enhancements in Resource Manager.

Learn more about the classic IaaS VM retirement.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements

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