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Microsoft Azure – Resize a Azure Virtual Machine for Windows or Linux Servers

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In this article, we will look into the process of resizing Azure VM size for Linux and Windows servers.


Follow the below steps to resize a Azure Virtual Machine with new size.

Note: The Process is same for both the Windows and Linux OS Servers.

Step 1: Log in to Azure Portal

Step 2: Go to Virtual Machines and select your Virtual Machine which you want to resize.

Step 3: Before resizing we have to stop the running server. Click on “Stop” to stop the running VM. Wait un-till you get the Status : Stopped (deallocated) and then go to next step for resize. If already in Stopped (deallocated) Status go to next step.

Step 4: Now, from the left menu navigate to Settings >> Click on Size 

  • Expand the Series you want and select your preferred new size.

Note: Before selecting the size always check the price of a VM. Use Azure pricing calculator to forecast the cost of a VM.

Step 5: After selecting your size >> Click on below “Resize” button

Step 6: Once the VM resize is done, you will get a notification like the following (refer below screenshot)

Step 7: Now on the same page navigate to the overview section from the left menu and then expand Essentials to verify the new size. 

  • You can verify from below screen that it was resized with Standard B1s from Standard B2s. 
  • Then, Click on Start to start a stopped VM.

That’s it you are done.

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Last Updated : 31 Mar, 2023
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