Azure Classroomnotes 24/Nov/2022

Azure Managed Disks

  • In Azure We have two disks based on where they are created from
    • Temp Disk (Created on the same physical server as vm):
      • Data in temp disk is accesible faster when compared to other disk types
      • Data will be lost once we shutdown/delete
      • Temp Disks can be used for data which donot require persistence
      • Size of temp disk is decided by the instance size you select.
      • On the windows machine the temp disk is mounted on D drive
      • On the linux machine it is mounted on /mnt
    • Os Disk: Os Disk will be created generally from a different physical server
    • Data Disks: Additional disks that can be added to VM and they are also attached from a different physical server
      • Number of Data disks that can be attached is decided again by instance size selected
  • Disk Types supported by Azure
    • Standard:
      • HDD
      • SSD
    • Premium
      • SSD
    • Ultra
      • SSD
  • Disk Types Comparision Refer Here
  • Any vm instance size with letter s in it supports premium disks.


  • Lets create a linux vm and explore options w.r.t to disk
  • Now we have selected standard_B1s which supports 2 data disks and temp disk of size 4 GB and max iops => 320
  • While creating VM, we can choose disk type
    • Premium SSD (only for instances with premium disk supported i.e with s )
    • Standard SSD
    • Standard HDD
  • Linux treats disks as block devices. Right now to this instance we two disks provided by azure
  • In linux the block devices are mounted to folders
  • Lets add one more data disk


  • Units: GiB, TiB, MiB …
  • IOPS: Input Output Operations per second
  • Throughput: The size of data that can be read/write per second
Throughput = (Block size) * IOPS

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

About continuous learner

devops & cloud enthusiastic learner