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...

Author: Vittorio Franco Libertucci Date: 10/23/2018

/var/empty/sshd must be owned by root and not group or world-writable

Problem Statement: You are attempting to ssh into a Linux VM and are unsuccessful. We have seen...

Author: Vittorio Franco Libertucci Date: 01/30/2018

AZ CLI: How to delete and re-deploy a VM from VHD (unmanaged disk)

You should be able to use the built-in CLI on the Azure portal, for more details on how to use it,...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 05/07/2017

How to: Deploy a basic wordpress on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Azure

How to deploy a simple Wordpress instance using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Nginx, MariaDB and Memcache in...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 04/10/2017

How to: Add SWAP to Linux VM's on Azure

Every virtual machine (VM) on Azure has what we call a temporary (ephemeral) disk which is...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 04/10/2017

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...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 04/03/2017

Azure Linux Extensions: Custom Script for Linux

You have probably seen some extensions that are available on Azure, some of them listed/documented...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 02/12/2017

In a previous article, it was described how to manually fix kernel related issues that could cause a...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 10/09/2016

You have a Linux VM that had kernel changes applied recently such as a kernel upgrade and is no...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 10/09/2016

Unsupported: How to install xRDP for GUI remote access on Linux

You want to access a Linux VM on Azure using a GUI through Remote Desktop or similar tools. The...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 09/26/2016

Linux Recovery: SSH daemon is not starting up properly

You have noticed that you lost SSH connectivity to a Linux VM and after examining the boot...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 09/19/2016

Best Practices: Monitoring Linux VM utilization with sysstat

Sysstat is a very interesting option to enable system monitoring without sacrificing performance and...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 09/13/2016

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...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 09/13/2016

Linux Recovery: Using CHROOT steps to recover VMs that are not accessible

You are facing an issue where you might need to basically delete a virtual machine (VM) , keep its...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 08/16/2016

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...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 08/07/2016

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...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 08/07/2016

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...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 07/21/2016

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...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 07/21/2016

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...

Author: Marco A Bicca Date: 07/21/2016

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...

Author: Sri Divya Date: 06/09/2016