Virtual Machines - Generalize

Sets the OS state of the virtual machine to generalized. It is recommended to sysprep the virtual machine before performing this operation.
For Windows, please refer to Create a managed image of a generalized VM in Azure.
For Linux, please refer to How to create an image of a virtual machine or VHD.

POST https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/resourceGroups/{resourceGroupName}/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/{vmName}/generalize?api-version=2019-12-01

URI Parameters

Name In Required Type Description
resourceGroupName
path True
  • string

The name of the resource group.

subscriptionId
path True
  • string

Subscription credentials which uniquely identify Microsoft Azure subscription. The subscription ID forms part of the URI for every service call.

vmName
path True
  • string

The name of the virtual machine.

api-version
query True
  • string

Client Api Version.

Responses

Name Type Description
200 OK

OK

Security

azure_auth

Azure Active Directory OAuth2 Flow

Type: oauth2
Flow: implicit
Authorization URL: https://login.microsoftonline.com/common/oauth2/authorize

Scopes

Name Description
user_impersonation impersonate your user account

Examples

Generalize a Virtual Machine.

Sample Request

POST https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/{subscription-id}/resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/myVMName/generalize?api-version=2019-12-01

Sample Response