Set-AzureStaticVNetIP Error: The static address doesn’t belong to the address space defined by the role´s subnet

Quick blog post on a simple and logic error that you might get when you´re trying to set a static IP on your Microsoft Azure VM.


So as you can see above, when you try and run:

Get-AzureVM -ServiceName MYMSEXCHANGE -Name TestVNetVM |Set-AzureStaticVNetIP -IPAddress |Update-AzureVM

You get the error:

“Update-AzureVM : BadRequest : The static address doesn’t belong to the address space defined by the role’s subnets.”

The reason behind this error is simple: You are trying to set a static IP for your VM that does not belong to the subnet where the VM is. So let’s have a quick look on how to see which subnet does your VM belongs to. From the azure PowerShell run:

$MyVM = Get-AzureVM -ServiceName MYMSEXCHANGE -Name TestVNetVM

Get-AzureSubnet -VM $MyVM


The output will show you the Subnet of your VM.

You can also see the network where your VM is on by running:

Get-AzureVM |fl Name, VirtualNetworkName


Now that you know what network and subnet your VM is on, you can go to the Azure Portal > Networks, and on the Configure tab of the network you can see the range of IP addresses from the subnet of your VM:


In my case the VM is on the subnet-2, with a range of Ip’s of and i was trying to set up an IP address on the range.

Let’s try with a valid IP now on the network:


No error, job done, and as simple as it gets! 🙂

Microsoft Azure Tip: How to assign a static IP address to your Azure VM

This blog post will quickly show you how you can assign a static IP address to one of yours Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, using the Microsoft Azure Powershell.

Assuming that you have already created at least one virtual machine, on your Azure subscription, the first thing you need to know and do is, how to install and configure the Azure Powershell.

On the article from the above link, you can follow the instructions to install the Microsoft Azure Powershell and to connect it to your Azure subscription.

Now let’s login to the Microsoft Azure Management Portal, and start by looking at the Virtual Networks.


I created a virtual network on my subscription, named “vlan192”, and as you can see the virtual machine “DC01” got the IP address assigned, which is part of a sub. Now I will change that IP address to one of my choosing.


Above you can see the virtual network in more detail. Before assigning a static IP address to your virtual machine, make sure the address you choose is within the usable address range of one of the subnets of your virtual network. My virtual network has two subnets.

One other thing that you need to take into account, is that when you create the Vitual Machine, you need to make sure that you assign the correct virtual network and subnet to it, as shown below:


You can always go to the Dashboard of the virtual network, and make sure that the Virtual Machine you created is listed there, and what subnet is the virtual machine using.

We can now connect to the Microsoft Azure Powershell and set the static IP. Let’s start by running the following cmdlet to see the details of the existing virtual machines:


The cmdlet above will give you the servicename and the virtual machine name that you need to run the cmdlet that sets the static IP:

Get-AzureVM -ServiceName <ServiceName> -Name <VMName>  | Set-AzureStaticVNetIP -IPAddress <StaticIP> | Update-AzureVM

Below you can see the output of the cmdlet.


And finally if you go to the properties of the virtual machine, on the Azure Management Portal, you can see that the static IP is set.



You need to be aware is that the IP above is assigned to the specific VM. A reservation is made and therefore that will be the IP of the virtual machine as long as the reservation is kept. This does not change the network properties at the OS level. It doesn´t set the static IP there. You should now login to the virtual machine and set the static IP to match the reservation, as you are now sure that it won’t cause any IP address conflict.