Steps to add existing VM into High Availability Set
In this blog, we will show you the Steps to add existing VM into High Availability set using Microsoft Azure Portal.
- Azure Subscription
- Azure VM
- We have already created a new vm named az-ha-vm-01 and a new availability set named VM-High-Availability-Set.
- You can able to configure the high availability set only during VM creation.
- To confirm that, access the VM properties of a VM in the Azure portal and click on availability set. You will see the below information.
- So, we are adding the existing VM to an availability set using PowerShell script.
DOWNLOAD VM HIGH AVAILABILITY SET
- Login into Microsoft and access the URL https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Set-Azure-Resource-Manager-f7509ec4
- Download the Set-ARmVmAvailabilitySet.ps1 script to your local machine.
- We have downloaded under c:\scripts folder for this demo.
RUNNING THE POWERSHELL SCRIPT
- Open the PowerShell window and execute the below command.
Syntax: Set-ArmVmAvailabilitySet.ps1 -VmName <Name of the VM> -ResourceGroup <Resourcegroup name> -AvailabilitySetName <Provide the high availability name>
Example: Set-ArmVmAvailabilitySet.ps1 -VmName az-ha-vm-01 -ResourceGroup az-resourcegroup -AvailabilitySetName VM-High-Availability-Set
- It will prompt for azure login credentials.
- Then it will prompt us to select the Azure subscription.
- It will validate the VM and availability set details.
- This script will destroy the existing VM and create an identical one with same name and its settings. This is the workaround for this limitation as of now.
- Log in to Azure portal and select availability set from the service list.
- Click on the availability set name.
- You can see one virtual machine has been added to this availability set.
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