Azure Resource Manager (ARM) vs Azure Service Manager (Classic)
Azure Resource Manager is the replacement for Azure Service Manager (Classic). The architecture, APIs, and features available for Azure classic are different than Azure and more limited and the two models are not compatible. Microsoft documentation “recommends that you use Resource Manager for all new resources. If possible, Microsoft recommends that you redeploy existing resources through Resource Manager.”
While classic deployments are still supported in Azure, the Azure classic portal is no longer supported as of January 2018 and most Azure services are only supported under Azure Resource Manager.
You can continue to manage Azure classic deployments in RightScale, but you must register your Azure subscriptions separately for classic and ARM support. Learn about RightScale support for Azure Resource Manager.
Supported Azure Classic Services
RightScale supports the following Azure Classic features
- Virtual Machines
- Microsoft IIS App Server
- Database Manager for Microsoft SQL Server
- Microsoft Active Directory
- Microsoft SQL Server Witness
- Base ServerTemplate for Windows
- Base ServerTemplate for Linux (RSB)
- Base ServerTemplate for Linux
- LAMP All-In-One with MySQL 5.1
- LAMP All-In-One with MySQL 5.5
- LAMP All-In-One Trial with MySQL 5.5
- Load Balancer with HAProxy
- PHP App Server
- Apache-Rails-Passenger App Server
- Tomcat App Server
- Database Manager for MySQL 5.1
- Database Manager for MySQL
- Storage Toolbox
Known Issues and Limitations
- If you try to terminate multiple servers in one action using the bulk select and terminate option, it may result in one of the servers becoming stranded in the decommissioning state. In such cases, you must manually delete the stranded server(s) to terminate it.
- Command line based stop requests will result in an
allocatedstop. This type of stopped state is not supported by RightScale. If a CLI based stop is executed on a server that server will stay in the
Operationalstate in RightScale as opposed to transitioning to the stopped state as expected.
- Corporate website: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/