New orchestration mode for Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets now generally available
Published date: 02 November, 2021
Virtual Machine Scale Sets flexible orchestration mode helps you simplify the deployment, management, and scalability of your applications. These new features also combine the functionality of our previously separate Availability Sets and Virtual Machine Scale Sets offerings. As a result, you will now be able to manage your business-critical applications more effectively while ensuring high availability at massive scale. For example, you can now deploy 1000s of VMs across Fault Domains, balance VMs across Fault Domains and Availability Zones automatically, run different VM families in the same scale set and more.
Additionally, this new capability provides full control of the individual VMs within a scale set while increasing overall performance. IT organizations will now also be able to change VM sizes without redeploying their scale set resulting in greater operational agility. They will also be able to mix Spot Virtual Machines and pay-as-you-go VMs within the same scale set to optimize costs while managing VMs and VM scale sets using the same APIs. These new capabilities are now generally available.