Jim Wang (Microsoft) on Tue, 02 Apr 2013 08:43:31

<p>The "Service Name" is required to run PS script, but it doesn't show on the dashboard any more.</p><p>So how can we know the "Service Name " for a Azure VM? or other services?</p>

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Pooja Singh on Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:25:51

Service Name is nothing but the Cloud Service name/DNS name for your VM (without the part).

So for example, if your DNS is "" then your Service Name is "abc"


Jim Wang (Microsoft) on Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:21:35

Thanks, but what is the Virtual Machine name then? In that case, is it still "abc"?

Patrick [MSFT] on Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:20:33

Jim, that is correct. ABC would be the name in your example.


Patrick [MSFT]

Pooja Singh on Wed, 03 Apr 2013 06:43:00

Not really.

When you create a new VM, you supply two things:

1. The Virtual Machine name as shown below - this has to be unique within one cloud service, but is not really related in any way to the DNS you choose in the next step.


2. The DNS aka Service Name aka Cloud Service Name, that you choose however should be universally unique as shown below:


So step 1 gives you the VM name and Step 2 gives you the Service Name.



Paul W. Cayley on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:08:49

Please put the information in the dashboard - this is a major nuisance and yet another example of your total lack of usability testing - fix it!

msitcmatt72 on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:05:52


vnat on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:23:42

Not really... DNS Name is "optional" on a VM, so what do you use if you didn't (and don't want to) specify one?

Saurav.Roy on Thu, 08 Feb 2018 03:00:30

so big explanation was not needed 

Nirushi J on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:14:48

Service Name is used in cloud service. Could you confirm if you are still using Cloud Service or ARM.


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