Article number
000004079
Affected Versions
All
Source Hypervisor
Azure
Target Hypervisor
All

How to Determine Managed Disk vs Unmanaged Disk in Azure Portal

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Summary

An administrator may need to determine if specific disks in Azure are Managed or Unmanaged.

Steps

Follow the below steps to determine the disk type:

  1. Login to the Azure portal. 

  2. Select the VM in question.

  3. Select the disk to check. Look at the disk's URL.

  4. An Unmanaged Disk's URL will look like:

    1. /storage_account_name.blob.core.windows.net/VM_name/VM_name.vhd

  5. A Managed Disk's URL will look like:

    1. /subscriptions/0cbded86-6088-430c-a320-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroups/Resource_Group_name/providers/Microsoft.Compute/disks/Disk_name