Linux Virtual Machines

Provision virtual machines for Ubuntu, Red Hat, and more.


Azure virtual machines are one of several types of on-demand, scalable computing resources that Azure offers. Typically, you choose a virtual machine when you need more control over the computing environment than the other choices offer. This article gives you information about what you should consider before you create a virtual machine, how you create it, and how you manage it.


11/10/2022, Azure HPC Blog
  When deploying an HPC Pack workload to the Azure public cloud, until recently, it could be challenging to deploy a highly available, Active Directory-integrated file share to host your SMB...
11/9/2022, GA Announcements
The update brings enhancements to IoT Edge 1.4 and more.
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10/7/2022, GA Announcements
PowerShell DSC Virtual Machine extension for Linux, and Azure Automation DSC support for Linux, will be retired on 30 September 2023
9/28/2022, GA Announcements
Maximum scale-out limits for Functions Linux Premium plans have been increased in a number of regions.
Contents Storage Azure Blob Storage lifecycle management  Orphaned Managed Disks  Geo-Redundant Storage Accounts  Recovery Services Vault  Recovery Services Vault & Backup Vaults  How to change...
Azure Cloud Shell automatically has the latest version of Terraform installed. Also, as Terraform is run from the cloud it automatically uses information from the current Azure subscription and...
gRPC support is enabled for Linux workloads across App Service. 
Work with your App Configuration resources in Storage Explorer on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
8/30/2022, GA Announcements
The Azure IoT Edge release 1.4 is the long term servicing (LTS) release of IoT Edge. The companion release of Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) 1.4 long term servicing will be coming...
8/11/2022, Hanselminutes
Erica Brescia co-founded Bitnami, and later joined GitHub as COO. She's also on the board of directors of the Linux Foundation. This week she talks to Scott about how VC works, where the money...
Announcing the .NET 7 support for Azure functions in isolated process in public preview for Linux Consumption Plan.
7/12/2022, GA Announcements
The Azure IoT Edge release 1.3 is available with support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and requires that inbound/outbound communication use TLS 1.2 by default.
This feature is in private preview. Linux users can now use hybrid connections manager without maintaining a Windows client.
6/20/2022, Azure Podcast
The team catches up with Sarah Novotny and Xin Liu to learn about both the network switch SONiC and why Microsoft recently transferred control of it to the Linux Foundation. Media...
You can now edit Azure Functions running on Linux from within the Azure portal.
Ubuntu 22.04, AlmaLinux, and Rocky Linux now supported via the Azure Monitor Agent.
Develop and test locally at no cost on Linux and macOS with Azure Cosmos DB Linux emulator with API for MongoDB support.