Article number
000003023
Affected Versions
All
Source Hypervisor
Azure
Target Hypervisor
Azure

When using Microsoft Azure, recovery Instance Type that does not support the number of NICs of the protected VM will fail Recovery operations

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Summary

An attempt to Failover a VM with a number of NICs that is greater than what the Recovery Instance type allows. 

For more info on multiple NICs in Azure see - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/multiple-vm-nics-and-network-virtual-appliances-in-azure/ 

From the mentioned Microsoft article - The amount of NICs supported in various instance types:

Large (A3) and A6: 2 
ExtraLarge (A4) and A7: 4 
A9: 2 
D3: 4 
D4: 8 
D13: 8  In Azure, different instance types support different amounts of NICs on a VM. If a user protects a VM with a number of NICs that will not be supported in the Recovery instance type it is replicating to, during a recovery operation, Azure will not allow the VM to be created and the operation will fail, with a "Failed to create VM" error message. 

Steps

If the protected VM has more than a single NIC, make sure it is replicating to a Recovery Instance Type that supports the amount of NICs on your VM.