Friday, 28 August 2015

Azure Site to Site VPN Hangs “Disconnecting Local Site” & Azure VM Provisioning Hangs “Creating Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter” for 1+ Hour

When you try to drop the Site to Site VPN connection from your data centre to the Azure cloud, it hangs for 30-40 minutes stating “Disconnecting local site….”. It normally only takes a couple of minutes to complete.

The disconnect was performed using the Preview Portal. The only way to force the disconnect is to use PowerShell.



Set-AzureVNetGateway –Disconnect –VNetName networkname –LocalNetworkSiteName sitename


You must do this from an Administrative Azure Powershell prompt. You can authenticate to the tenancy using the;

Get-AzurePublishSettingsFile and Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile

Azure VM Provisioning Hangs “Creating Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter” for 1+ Hour
When you provision a new Windows Server 2012 R2 it hangs at the creating VM stage. It sits on “Creating Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter” for over an hours.


The following command can be used to force the VM provisioning to be stopped. The –Force switch de-provisions the VM therefore the IP’s etc is released.



Stop-AzureVM -Name vm-name -ServiceName cloud-server-for-vm -Force

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