How to Get Largest VM in the #Cloud G-series 448GB of memory and 6.59 TB of local SSD space in #Azure

G-series sizes provide the most memory, the highest processing power and the largest amount of local SSD of any Virtual Machine size currently available in the public cloud. This extraordinary performance will allow customers to deploy very large scale-up enterprise applications. G-series offers up to 32 vCPUs using the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family, 448GB of memory, and 6.59 TB of local Solid State Drive (SSD) space. This powerful VM size easily handles deployments of mission critical applications such as large relational database servers


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But keep in mind that the Disk space is just temp space and if the VM is turned off all the data is gone!!

6TB disk space sound nice but is only for Temp Stuff and not suitable for storing your data!!



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As you can see picking the right Azure VM is important to save money Cores vs Memory vs DiskSpace

So just for a demo setup you could have nice machines for little costs.

At this time G-Series VMs cannot be in the same Cloud Service as A-Series, D-Series or DS-Series VMs. These different VMs can be place into the same Virtual Network as long as it is a Regional Virtual Network . Additionally, resizing an existing Virtual Machine of any other series to a G-Series size is not supported at this time. Please delete and recreate the Virtual Machine using existing disks to change the size of an existing Virtual Machine.

But before you can use this a good thing to know is that each Azure Account has 20 cores this can easy increased  

In the Azure portal under settings and Usage you can see your current Core Limit


To extend this you need to create a Support Ticket ( no costs ) and even the Upgrade is Free ! 



Click on your email right top screen and there is an option Contact Microsoft Support.

And Pick Azure Billing


If you have Multiple Subscriptions then pick the right one for the upgrade.

After filling in all the details you will see a pick list of predefined  items


Check the Quota or Core Increase Request


pick the Cores Virtual machines and Cloud Services. Or just VM cores


Just give a simple text on what you want. see also the sample.



In this case there is no need to speed things up so Class C is fine for me. Even I picked C the upgrade was done within 60 Minutes. Great Service !

and after I checked if the Call is executed like I asked I saw 100 Cores and 100 Storage Accounts.



Azure is great an very Flexible but remember Cloud Services Cost money*

In the Next Blog post I will create a Big Cluster With all the Hybrid stuff the Modern Cluster Can have.



Happy clustering

Robert Smit


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Author: Robert Smit [MVP]

Robert Smit is Senior Technical Evangelist and is a current Microsoft MVP in Clustering as of 2009. Robert has over 20 years experience in IT with experience in the educational, health-care and finance industries. Robert’s past IT experience in the trenches of IT gives him the knowledge and insight that allows him to communicate effectively with IT professionals who are trying to address real concerns around business continuity, disaster recovery and regulatory compliance issues. Robert holds the following certifications: MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCTS - Windows Server Virtualization, MCSE, MCSA and MCPS. He is an active participant in the Microsoft newsgroup community and is currently focused on Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, SQL Server, Azure and all things related to Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Optimalization. Follow Robert on Twitter @ClusterMVP Or follow his blog Linkedin Profile Http:// Robert is also capable of transferring his knowledge to others which is a rare feature in the field of IT. He makes a point of not only solving issues but also of giving on the job training of his colleagues. A customer says " Robert has been a big influence on our technical staff and I have to come to know him as a brilliant specialist concerning Microsoft Products. He was Capable with his in-depth knowledge of Microsoft products to troubleshoot problems and develop our infrastructure to a higher level. I would certainly hire him again in the future. " Details of the Recommendation: "I have been coordinating with Robert implementing a very complex system. Although he was primarily a Microsoft infrastructure specialist; he was able to understand and debug .Net based complext Windows applications and websites. His input to improve performance of applications proved very helpful for the success of our project

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