Export an image version to a managed disk

Applies to: ✔️ Linux VMs ✔️ Windows VMs ✔️ Flexible scale sets ✔️ Uniform scale sets

You can export the OS or a single data disk from an image version as a managed disk from an image version stored in a Shared Image Gallery.

CLI

List the image versions in a gallery using az sig image-version list. In this example, we are looking for all of the image versions that are part of the myImageDefinition image definition in the myGallery image gallery.

az sig image-version list \
   --resource-group myResourceGroup\
   --gallery-name myGallery \
   --gallery-image-definition myImageDefinition \
   -o table

Set the source variable to the ID of the image version, then use az disk create to create the managed disk.

In this example, we export the OS disk of the image version to create a managed disk named myManagedOSDisk, in the EastUS region, in a resource group named myResourceGroup.

source="/subscriptions/<subscriptionId>/resourceGroups/<resourceGroupName>/providers/Microsoft.Compute/galleries/<galleryName>/images/<galleryImageDefinition>/versions/<imageVersion>"

az disk create --resource-group myResourceGroup --location EastUS --name myManagedOSDisk --gallery-image-reference $source 

If you want to export a data disk from the image version, add --gallery-image-reference-lun to specify the LUN location of the data disk to export.

In this example, we export the data disk located at LUN 0 of the image version to create a managed disk named myManagedDataDisk, in the EastUS region, in a resource group named myResourceGroup.

source="/subscriptions/<subscriptionId>/resourceGroups/<resourceGroupName>/providers/Microsoft.Compute/galleries/<galleryName>/images/<galleryImageDefinition>/versions/<imageVersion>"

az disk create --resource-group myResourceGroup --location EastUS --name myManagedDataDisk --gallery-image-reference $source --gallery-image-reference-lun 0

PowerShell

List the image versions in a gallery using Get-AzResource.

Get-AzResource `
   -ResourceType Microsoft.Compute/galleries/images/versions | `
   Format-Table -Property Name,ResourceId,ResourceGroupName

Once you have all of the information you need, you can use Get-AzGalleryImageVersion to get the source image version you want to use and assign it to a variable. In this example, we are getting the 1.0.0 image version, of the myImageDefinition definition, in the myGallery source gallery, in the myResourceGroup resource group.

$sourceImgVer = Get-AzGalleryImageVersion `
   -GalleryImageDefinitionName myImageDefinition `
   -GalleryName myGallery `
   -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup `
   -Name 1.0.0

After setting the source variable to the ID of the image version, use New-AzDiskConfig to create a disk configuration and New-AzDisk to create the disk.

In this example, we export the OS disk of the image version to create a managed disk named myManagedOSDisk, in the EastUS region, in a resource group named myResourceGroup.

Create a disk configuration.

$diskConfig = New-AzDiskConfig `
   -Location EastUS `
   -CreateOption FromImage `
   -GalleryImageReference @{Id = $sourceImgVer.Id}

Create the disk.

New-AzDisk -Disk $diskConfig `
   -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup `
   -DiskName myManagedOSDisk

If you want to export a data disk on the image version, add a LUN ID to the disk configuration to specify the LUN location of the data disk to export.

In this example, we export the data disk located at LUN 0 of the image version to create a managed disk named myManagedDataDisk, in the EastUS region, in a resource group named myResourceGroup.

Create a disk configuration.

$diskConfig = New-AzDiskConfig `
   -Location EastUS `
   -CreateOption FromImage `
   -GalleryImageReference @{Id = $sourceImgVer.Id; Lun=0}

Create the disk.

New-AzDisk -Disk $diskConfig `
   -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup `
   -DiskName myManagedDataDisk

Next steps

You can also create an image version from a managed disk.