Ensure that Boot Diagnostics feature is enabled for your Azure virtual machines (VMs) in order to capture server serial console output and the operating system screenshots, required for diagnosing and troubleshooting VM startup issues.
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Boot Diagnostics enables you to see the state of your Azure virtual machine as it boots up. Enabling Boot Diagnostics feature allows Microsoft Azure cloud platform to inspect the virtual machine operating system (OS) for provisioning errors, helping to provide deeper information on the root causes of the startup failures.
To determine if your Azure virtual machines (VMs) are configured to use Boot Diagnostics, perform the following actions:
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Boot Diagnostics collects serial log information and screenshots from virtual machines to help you to diagnose startup issues. To enable this feature for your Microsoft Azure virtual machines, perform the following actions:
- Azure Official Documentation
- Microsoft Azure Support diagnostic information and memory dump collection
- How to use boot diagnostics to troubleshoot virtual machines in Azure
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