Azure Linux Support Team

Support for Linux on Azure

Why proactively ensuring you have access to GRUB and sysrq in your Linux VM could save you lots of down time?

Quite simply, to speed up the recovery time of your IaaS Linux Virtual Machine most recovery options will be possible if GRUB is configured. Recovering Linux Virtual Machines in Azure You will, at some point have to perform some type of recovery in your Linux VM unless you are very lucky, this inevitable. The reasons… Read more

How to: Resize Linux osDisk partition on Azure

Most Linux images on Azure will by default have 30GB size for the osDisk and that is something that you might want to resize moving forward. NOTE: We recommend to store applications and data on a separate data disk not only because of space but also for performance reasons. Resizing the partition is really simple… Read more

Linux Recovery: Cannot SSH to Linux VM due to file system errors (fsck, inodes)

When a Linux VM requires fsck to repair possible file system issues, manual intervention will be required. Below you can see four examples on how to identify file system issues by looking at the boot diagnostics on a given VM under: Virtual Machines > VMNAME >  All settings > Boot diagnostics Example (1) Checking all file systems. [/sbin/fsck.ext4… Read more