Getting error "Changing property '' is not allowed." with Azure Powershell Script


I'm trying to move an existing Azure VM with a Managed Disk into an existing Availability Set. However, when I apply the command:

New-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $rg -Location $OriginalVM.Location -VM $NewVM -DisableBginfoExtension

I get the following error:

New-AzureRmVM : Changing property '' is not allowed. ErrorCode: PropertyChangeNotAllowed ErrorMessage: Changing property '' is not allowed. StatusCode: 409 ReasonPhrase: Conflict OperationID : c179070b-e189-4025-84b0-87ba748f5844 At line:2 char:5 New-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $rg -Location $OriginalVM.Locati ... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CategoryInfo : CloseError: (:) [New-AzureRmVM], ComputeCloudException FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Compute.NewAzureVMCommand


In Azure ,once the disk is attached to the VM ,there is no way to change the name of the disk. The OS disk will get the name of the VM as provided by you during the creation of the VM. You can refer to this link to find more details.

I did a test and reproduced the same error as yours. Because I changed the OS disk name with Set-AzureRmVMOSDisk. Then I deleted the cmdlet which changed the OS disk’s name and succeed.

You can refer to create the vm without changing the OS disk name like the following cmdlet:

$VirtualMachine = Set-AzureRmVMOSDisk -VM $VirtualMachine -ManagedDiskId $disk.Id -CreateOption Attach -Windows 

The whole powershell cmdlet I used :

#Provide the subscription Id
$subscriptionId = 'xxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx'

$resourceGroupName ='yangsatest'

$diskName = 'VM1_OsDisk_1_xxxxxxxxxxxx'
$location = 'eastus'

$virtualNetworkName = 'yangsatest-vnet'
$virtualMachineName = 'VM2'

$virtualMachineSize = 'Standard_A1'
Select-AzureRmSubscription -SubscriptionId $SubscriptionId

$disk =  Get-AzureRmDisk -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -DiskName $diskName

$VirtualMachine = New-AzureRmVMConfig -VMName $virtualMachineName -VMSize $virtualMachineSize -AvailabilitySetId /subscriptions/xxxxx-xxxxxx-xxx-xxxx8-xxxxxx/resourceGroups/yangsatest/providers/Microsoft.Compute/availabilitySets/Myset

#Use the Managed Disk Resource Id to attach it to the virtual machine. Please change the OS type to linux if OS disk has linux OS
$VirtualMachine = Set-AzureRmVMOSDisk -VM $VirtualMachine -ManagedDiskId $disk.Id -CreateOption Attach -Windows

$publicIp = New-AzureRmPublicIpAddress -Name ($VirtualMachineName.ToLower() '_ip') -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Location $location -AllocationMethod Dynamic

$vnet = Get-AzureRmVirtualNetwork -Name $virtualNetworkName -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName

$nic = New-AzureRmNetworkInterface -Name ($VirtualMachineName.ToLower() '_nic') -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Location $location -SubnetId $vnet.Subnets[0].Id -PublicIpAddressId $publicIp.Id

$VirtualMachine = Add-AzureRmVMNetworkInterface -VM $VirtualMachine -Id $nic.Id

#Create the virtual machine with Managed Disk
New-AzureRmVM -VM $VirtualMachine -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Location $location 

----------Update---------- Updating Script to fit Official document :Change the availability set for a Managed Windows VM(

#set variables
    $rg = "demo-resource-group"
    $vmName = "demo-vm"
    $newAvailSetName = "demo-as"
    $outFile = "C:\temp\outfile.txt"

#Get VM Details
    $OriginalVM = get-azurermvm -ResourceGroupName $rg -Name $vmName

    #Output VM details to file
    "VM Name: " | Out-File -FilePath $outFile 
    $OriginalVM.Name | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append

    "Extensions: " | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append
    $OriginalVM.Extensions | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append

    "VMSize: " | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append
    $OriginalVM.HardwareProfile.VmSize | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append

    "NIC: " | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append
    $OriginalVM.NetworkProfile.NetworkInterfaces.Id | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append

    "OSType: " | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append
    $OriginalVM.StorageProfile.OsDisk.OsType | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append

    "OSDisk: " | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append
    $OriginalVM.StorageProfile.OsDisk.ManagedDisk.Id| Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append

    if ($OriginalVM.StorageProfile.DataDisks) {
    "Data Disk(s): " | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append
    $OriginalVM.StorageProfile.DataDisks.Id | Out-File -FilePath $outFile -Append

    #Remove the original VM
    Remove-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $rg -Name $vmName
#Create new availability set if it does not exist
    $availSet = Get-AzureRmAvailabilitySet -ResourceGroupName $rg -Name $newAvailSetName -ErrorAction Ignore
    if (-Not $availSet) {
    $availset = New-AzureRmAvailabilitySet -ResourceGroupName $rg -Name $newAvailSetName -Location $OriginalVM.Location -Managed     -PlatformFaultDomainCount 2    -PlatformUpdateDomainCount 2

    #Create the basic configuration for the replacement VM
    $newVM = New-AzureRmVMConfig -VMName $OriginalVM.Name -VMSize $OriginalVM.HardwareProfile.VmSize -AvailabilitySetId $availSet.Id
    Set-AzureRmVMOSDisk -VM $NewVM -ManagedDisk $OriginalVM.StorageProfile.OsDisk.ManagedDisk.Id   -CreateOption Attach -Windows

    #Add Data Disks
    foreach ($disk in $OriginalVM.StorageProfile.DataDisks ) { 
    Add-AzureRmVMDataDisk -VM $newVM -Name $disk.Name -ManagedDiskId $OriginalVM.StorageProfile.DataDisks.Id -Caching $disk.Caching -Lun $disk.Lun -CreateOption Attach -DiskSizeInGB $disk.DiskSizeGB

    #Add NIC(s)
    foreach ($nic in $OriginalVM.NetworkProfile.NetworkInterfaces.Id) {
        Add-AzureRmVMNetworkInterface -VM $NewVM -Id $nic

    #Create the VM
    New-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $rg -Location $OriginalVM.Location -VM $NewVM -DisableBginfoExtension