Azure VMware Solution - May 2023 - What's New Update
Published May 10 2023 07:32 AM 4,880 Views

We are thrilled to announce the May 2023 release for Azure VMware Solution. A variety of new and highly anticipated features such as , AVS Gov is in GA for some areas, new regions and newly updated content. Read on to explore more.


Azure VMware Solution Feature Updates


  • Azure VMware Solution in Azure Gov AmyColyer_0-1678729293607.png
  • New Region: Qatar AmyColyer_0-1678729776217.png
  • Azure Migrate  DigitalEvent 
  • Azure VMware Solution Webinar
  • New Blog Post - Enable App Volume Replication for Horizon VDI with AVS


Azure VMware Solution in Azure Gov

Azure VMware Solution in Azure Gov: Arizona and Virgina AmyColyer_1-1678730002291.png


Azure VMware Service will become generally available on May 17, 2023, to US Federal and State and Local Government (US) customers and their partners, in the regions of Arizona and Virgina. With this release, we are combining world-class Azure infrastructure together with VMware technologies by offering Azure VMware Solutions on Azure Government, which is designed, built, and supported by Microsoft


New Azure VMware Solution Region: Qatar

New region available for AVS: Qatar CentralAmyColyer_0-1678731604246.png

We are excited to announce that the Azure VMware Solution has gone live in Qatar Central and is now available to customers. 

With the introduction of AV36P in Qatar, customers will receive access to 36 cores, 2.6 GHz clock speed, 768GB of RAM, and 19.2TB of SSD storage.

Learn more about regions here: Azure Products by Region | Microsoft Azure


Azure Migration Event

Now Available On-Demand Migrate to Azure Hybrid 



Azure VMware Solution provides a secure way to migrate to Azure using the tools your VMware Admins are already familiar with.  Watch this webinar on-demand and learn what other Azure Native services are available.

Azure Migration Digital Event | Microsoft Azure 


Azure VMware Solution Webinar

A look inside Azure VMware Solution, June 6th 10 am Pacific

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In this session, we will take you under the hood of Azure VMware Solution with hands-on demonstrations and best practices. Our experts will share: 

  • Network planning for your VMware migration demonstration. 
  • Executing your migration with HCX and vMotion demonstration. 
  • Connecting additional Azure services with Azure VMware Solution demonstration. 
  • Day-two operations and how to optimize Azure VMware Solution. 
  • Options to use existing licenses to lower your cloud costs. 

Join the live session for Q&A and walk-throughs of key features. We’ll leave you with tools and actionable tips to kickstart your VMware cloud migration. 

Azure VMware Solution Webinar | Microsoft Azure


Enable App Volume Replication for Horizon VDI with AVS

Enable App Volume Replication for Horizon VDI on Azure VMware Solution using Azure NetApp Files



VMware suggests utilizing a multi-instance model with distinct instances for each site to extend their Horizon infrastructure to the Cloud. This multi-site Horizon implementation enables each instance to operate independently, with its unique database instance and set of App Volumes Managers. Implementing separate instances for each site is straightforward and enables effortless scaling. Additionally, it provides resilience, allowing uninterrupted access to Packages and AppStacks in the event of an outage, as the remaining instance in the operational sites can provide access with no requirement for intervention.  Learn how to use Azure NetApp Files to provide a datastore that is mounted to AVS Private Cloud cluster in order to enable App Volume Replication using Storage Groups.

Read the full blog post



That is all for this month. Please continue sending us your feedback on features you would like to see in Azure VMware Solution. We hope that you enjoy the update!  


Amy Colyer

Amy Colyer - Senior Cloud Advocate | Microsoft Developer


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