Important update to Windows Azure that requires Immediate Action


Microsoft is making updates to Windows Azure to further increase performance and stability of Virtual Machines, currently in preview. These updates require an immediate action – by January 15, 2013 – for custom Linux virtual machine images that fit the definition below:

  • Any gallery Linux images you have captured into your storage account from a virtual machine originally created on or before December 21, 2012
  • Any of your own Linux images you uploaded to Windows Azure on or before December 21, 2012

There is no impact to your running Linux virtual machines. However, if you intend to capture and store images from a running Linux virtual machine, and if that Linux virtual machine was created on or before December 21, 2012, you should update your virtual machine using the instructions below.

Please do not delay as you might lose your ability to provision new Linux SUSE virtual machines from your custom images. You have until January 15, 2013 to take action.

Please see the SUSE Studio Blog for Instructions and FAQ

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