How to: See VM uptime in the Azure Portal

Quick trick to see the uptime of a VM directly in the Azure Portal.

The steps to follow

  • Go to your Virtual Machine in the Azure Portal
  • Under ‘Operations’, click on ‘Run command’
  • Choose ‘RunPowerShellScript’
  • Run:
(get-date) - (gcim Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootUpTime

After a minute of two you will get the uptime of your Virtual Machine.

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