Create Affinity Group
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Create Affinity Group


Updated: August 24, 2015

The Create Affinity Group operation creates a new affinity group for the specified subscription.

The Create Affinity Group request may be specified as follows. Replace <subscription-id> with the subscription ID.


Request URI


You must make sure that the request that is made to the management service is secure. For additional details, see Authenticating Service Management Requests.

The following table describes the request headers.

Request Header



Required. Set this header to application/xml.


Required. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. This header should be set to 2011-02-25 or higher. For more information about versioning headers, see Service Management Versioning.

The format of the request body is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<CreateAffinityGroup xmlns="">

The following table describes the elements of the request body.

Element Name



Required. A name for the affinity group that is unique to the subscription.


Required. A base-64 encoded name for the affinity group. The name can be up to 100 characters in length.


Optional. A description for the affinity group. The description can be up to 1024 characters in length.


Required. The data center location where the affinity group will be created. To list available locations, use the List Locations operation.

The response includes an HTTP status code, a set of response headers, and a response body.

A successful operation returns status code 201 (Created). For information about status codes, see Service Management Status and Error Codes.

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.

Response Header



A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the management service.

If the value of x-ms-version is 2012-03-01 or later, an affinity group cannot be created in the Anywhere US, Anywhere Europe, or Anywhere Asia regions.

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