Change the size of a virtual machine by using a Azure PowerShell script

Finally i got around to moving my demo environment to Azure

I don’t need my environment to perform 100% while not using it, so came a cross this nice way to scale my environment on-demand.

This is possbile with a simple powershell script:

Function HowTo-SetAzureVMSize{
[CmdletBinding()]
param(
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[string]$ServiceName,
[parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
[ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
[string]$Name=$ServiceName,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[string]$VMSize
)
PROCESS{
Get-AzureVM –ServiceName $ServiceName –Name $Name |
Set-AzureVMSize $VMSize |
Update-AzureVM
}
}
HowTo-SetAzureVMSize -ServiceName {your-cloud-service-name} -Name {your-vm} –VMSize “{your-desired-vm-size}”

Example:

Function HowTo-SetAzureVMSize{
[CmdletBinding()]
param(
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[string]$ServiceName,
[parameter(Mandatory=$false)]
[ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
[string]$Name=$ServiceName,
[parameter(Mandatory=$true)]
[string]$VMSize
)
PROCESS{
Get-AzureVM –ServiceName $ServiceName –Name $Name |
Set-AzureVMSize $VMSize |
Update-AzureVM
}
}
HowTo-SetAzureVMSize -ServiceName ThomasMarcussen -Name TMSRV001 –VMSize “Standard_D2”

Currently not all hardware configurations are available in all locations – I tested in Western Europe.

Virtual Machine Sizes:

A0 (Shared core, 768 MB Memory)
A1 (1 core, 1.75 GB Memory)
A2 (2 cores, 3.5 GB Memory)
A3 (4 cores, 7 GB Memory)
A4 (8 cores, 14 GB Memory)
A5 (2 cores, 14 GB Memory
A6 (4 cores, 28 GB Memory)
A7 (8 cores, 56 GB Memory)

D1 (1 core, 1.75 GB Memory)
D2 (2 cores, 7 GB Memory)
D3 (4 cores, 14 GB Memory)
D4 (8 cores, 28 GB Memory)
D11 (2 cores, 14 GB Memory)
D12 (4 cores, 28 GB Memory)
D13 (8 cores, 56 GB Memory)
D13 (16 cores, 112 GB Memory)

Allowed values are:

ExtraSmall
Small
Medium
Large
ExtraLarge
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9

Basic_A0
Basic_A1
Basic_A2
Basic_A3
Basic_A4

Standard_D1
Standard_D2
Standard_D3
Standard_D4
Standard_D11
Standard_D12
Standard_D13
Standard_D14

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