General Availability Announcement: Azure VM Regional to Zonal Move

General Availability Announcement: Azure VM Regional to Zonal Move

Today, we announce the general availability of the capability to convert regional VMs to a zonal configuration within the same region. This feature will enable you to achieve better application resiliency and availability by helping you move your application to a zonal configuration. This announcement continues our momentum to reinforce the Azure wide zonal strategy and is in succession to the Preview Announcement of the feature we made a few months back.


Key enhancements


We are now offering the following enhancements with this release:


Built-In validation for SKU and capacity



During the validation phase, the availability of the desired SKU in the target zone is checked. Alternate SKU recommendations are provided in case of unavailability of the selected SKU in target zone.


Enhanced scale support 

Based on the key feedback from Preview customers, we now support move for 250+ VMs within a single operation using Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, and Azure SDKs.


Azure Government and Sovereign Cloud regions support 

The VM Regional to Zonal Move capability will be available in all Availability Zone supported Azure public regions, Azure China (China North 3) and Azure Govt (US Gov Virginia) regions. Please check our documentation for the latest list of supported regions. 


Future enhancements

Additional key enhancements that we plan to launch in the near future: 

  • Moving regional VMs under an Availability set to VMSS Flex with zonal configuration
  • Moving VM from one zone to another zone


Resources to get started 

Learn more about the VM Regional to Zonal Move: 





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