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Create an Affinity Group in the Management Portal

Updated: June 10, 2014

Affinity groups allow you to group your Windows Azure services to optimize performance. All services and VMs within an affinity group will be located in the same region. For more information about affinity groups, see Operations on Affinity Groups (REST API) and About Affinity Groups for Virtual Network.

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Affinity groups are no longer required in order to create a virtual network. Virtual networks can now be associated with a Location (region).

When you create affinity groups, keep the following in mind:

  • Affinity group names must be unique within a Windows Azure subscription.

  • You can’t change the region associated with an affinity group after you create it.

  1. Log on to the Management Portal.

  2. In the navigation pane on the left, click Settings, and then click Affinity Groups at the top of the page.

  3. On the Settings/Affinity Groups page, click Add at the bottom of the page. If you are creating the first affinity group for this subscription, you can click Add An Affinity Group.

  4. On the Specify affinity group details page, enter the following information, and then click the check mark.

    • Name: Enter a name for this affinity group.

    • Description: Enter a description for this affinity group.

    • Region: Select the region where this affinity group is to be located.

  5. Click the checkmark. Once your affinity group has been created, you can view it on the Affinity Groups page in the Management Portal.

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