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Batch custom image pools using VHD or managed images will be retired on 31 March 2026

Published date: March 24, 2023

To align with modern Azure offerings and improve reliability and scale, Azure Batch will retire support for custom image pools using VHD blobs in Azure Storage and Azure Managed Images on 31 March 2026. Please transition custom image pools to Azure Compute Gallery by that date.

Required action 

Follow these steps to transition your Batch pools using Azure Compute Gallery before 31 March 2026. 

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