Windows Azure For Developers Task 5: Configuring Virtual Machine sizes

What is specifying Virtual Machine Size?

We can specify the size of virtual machine on which Role will be deployed. Size of VM defines

1. CPU core

2. Memory capacity

3. Local file system

We can specify Virtual Machine size for the Role.

There are two way to specify the VM size

1. Through Service Definition file

2. If using Visual Studio then through property tab on the Role.

Through Service definition file

Open ServiceDefinition.csdef file and you can choose the size from provided dropdown.


Through Properties tab

Click on Web Role


And you can provide VM size by selecting Configuration tab and choosing VM size from the drop down.


There are 5 options available to choose from for the size of VM. Below table gives detail of all options available with different VM size


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