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How to Upload a Virtual Hard Disk or Image to Windows Azure

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - App Controller, System Center 2012 R2 App Controller, System Center 2012 SP1 - App Controller

Before you begin this task:

  1. If you are uploading from a file share or from a VMM library, ensure that you have a destination storage container prepared in Windows Azure.

  2. If you are uploading a virtual hard disk, verify the operating system (if any) that is installed on the disk before you proceed.

To upload a virtual hard disk or image to Windows Azure

  1. On the Library page, expand the Windows Azure node.

  2. Expand the Windows Azure subscription to the Windows Azure storage account in which the destination container is located.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To upload a virtual hard disk, select the Disks folder and click Add in the taskbar.

    • To upload an image, right-click the Images folder and click Add in the taskbar.

  4. Specify the file share, VMMlibrary, or Windows Azure storage container from which you want to retrieve the source disk or image.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • For a virtual hard disk, specify the operating system that is installed on the disk. If no operating system installed, select None.

    • For a disk image, specify the operating system that is installed on the image.

  6. Click OK.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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