Creating 2nd Generation VMs in Azure.

On the last day of 11/04/2019, Microsoft finally made second-generation VMs generally available, which we had on our local Hyper-v since Windows Server 2012 R2. They have a new architecture based on UEFI that is different from the BIOS-based architecture of generation 1. With these VMs, according to Microsoft, you will be able to:

  • Create larger VMs (up to 12 TBs).
  • Provision OS disk sizes that exceed 2 TBs.

Below is a screenshot of the option when creating the VM through the portal:

IMPORTANT: Not all resources are currently compatible with second-generation VMs, the image above shows some, such as Disk Encryption

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