Reference: Deprecation of DSVM Images

Below we discuss suggestions for dealing with upcoming deprecations on the Azure Data Science Virtual Machine.

Windows 2012: Migrating data disks

We will stop supporting the Windows 2012 DSVM image on December 31, 2019. In order to migrate a data disk from your existing Windows 2012 DSVM to a Windows 2016 DSVM, take the following steps:

  1. Create a new Windows 2016 DSVM, following the instructions shown here.
  2. Detach existing data disks from your Windows 2012 image using these instructions.
  3. Attach the disk from the previous step to your Windows 2016 image using these instructions.


New users should use the most recent Ubuntu or Windows images. CentOS will remain available for use with existing solution templates.