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.