Monthly updates for Virtual Machines: May 2019
Azure Monitor for VMs is now available in West US 2. Around the world, it's available in seven public regions.
The VMBoundPort data set is now available for Azure Monitor for VMs customers in all supported Log Analytics workspace regions, including East US and West Europe.
Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now available in US East and US East 2 regions. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.
Azure App Configuration provides a service to centrally manage application settings and helps secure their accesses. In addition, it helps developers to ship code faster by being able to easily “flight” their features in production using feature flags.
Announcing newly discounted promotional pricing for the NCv1, NVv1, and Hv1-series VM families.
Generation 2 (UEFI Boot) Virtual Machines available in Azure for public preview
Effective July 1, 2019, the meter names for Azure Virtual Machines NVv2 will change.
HB-Series VMs are now available in South Central US, Western Europe
You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.
We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux images are now available as both BYOS and PAYG offers.
Azure Shared Image Gallery makes it easier to manage, share and distribute custom virtual machine (VM) images in Azure. Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in all public cloud regions.
We are happy to announce Ephemeral OS disk in Public Preview. Ephemeral OS disks work well for stateless workloads, where applications are tolerant of individual VM failures and are more concerned about the time it takes to deploy at scale or to reimage the individual VMs.
Run your VMware workloads natively on Azure with Azure VMware Solutions. This new category of Azure services, now available to the public, allows you to deploy your VMware-based applications on a dedicated and bare metal infrastructure in Azure.
The Azure Quickstart Center within the Azure portal enables new customers to use the self-guided approach to build cloud projects and accelerate deployment with ease.
You may now use the Serial Console feature to troubleshoot connectivity issues in both VMs and individual VMSS instances in a variety of languages.