Azure Linux Support Team

Support for Linux on Azure

Best Practices: Using SSH keys to access Linux VMs on Azure

When deploying Linux workloads on Azure, Microsoft highly recommends using SSH keys since they provide a more secure way of logging on to a Linux instance using SSH than using normal passwords. Most of the time passwords can be cracked with for example a brute force attack whereas SSH keys are nearly impossible to decipher… Read more

Best Practices: Running Linux on Azure

A lot of times we help customers getting¬†the best out of running their workloads on Azure using any of our Endorsed Linux Distributions. There are a few best practices and recommendations that will sure help getting the most out of your Linux virtual machines and we would like to share a few of them. A… Read more

Azure PowerShell: How to delete and re-deploy a VM from VHD

Before moving further, please make sure you have Azure PowerShell installed: How to install and configure Azure PowerShell For basic information about using Azure Powershell with Resource Manager (ARM), please have a look at: Using Azure PowerShell with Azure Resource Manager In this example, the following variables are being used: Resource Group: ARMGROUP Original VM… Read more

Azure CLI: How to delete and re-deploy a VM from VHD

NOTE: Recently the azure cli has changed to the az cli, unless you have the older azure cli tools still installed, you should visit the new and updated post with instructions for the az cli here. Unless you are still using the old azure cli tool, the instructions bellow will not work in the new… Read more

Linux Recovery: Cannot SSH to Linux VM due to FSTAB errors.

There are a few cases where a VM might stop booting up properly if the syntax in fstab is not correct and also if a data disk is missing (not attached to the VM) as well as other reasons. Traditionally in Linux you can mount a scsi device by using the following format in fstab:… Read more

Welcome to the Linux on Azure Support Team

Hi and welcome to the official Linux on Azure Support Team Blog! Here you will find articles that help running Linux on Azure, in most cases covering our Endorsed distributions as well as best-practices and technical articles to resolve specific problems that you need help. All articles and information here are reviewed and published by… Read more