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High performance computing on Azure: Migration guide for A8 to A11 virtual machines

Published: 8/8/2018

This guide provides recommendations and tools for migrating the virtual machines (VMs) in the A8 to A11* sizes. KR Kandavel of AzureCAT tells you how to migrate these legacy HPC clusters into new VM series—such as H, D, E, and F—for better performance with reduced cost. To help reduce downtime for your workloads, he shares tools and scripts to help you automate the migration process.

* Note: The A8 – A11 VMs are planned for retirement on 3/2021. See here for more information.