Oracle Linux image available in Windows Azure starting September 23rd

Fellow Techies,


This is Patrick, your friendly neighborhood Microsoft engineer who happens to be familiar with Linux. I know, I got a chuckle out of it too.


We are happy to announce that on September 23rd, Oracle Linux 6.4 (Red Hat compatible kernel) will be available in Windows Azure.


The Oracle image will be an endorsed image and will have the following characteristics for support:

  1. The Oracle Linux images will be published as Bring-Your-Own-License, which means the customer must have a support contract with Oracle already in place.

  2. Support for Oracle Linux images published in Windows Azure is provided by Oracle. Customers should engage Oracle support directly. For Windows Azure Platform issues, please go to


We hope this new image in Azure will be a great success and I encourage all of you to give it a whirl and let us (and Oracle) know what you think!


Azure Support would not be possible without your constructive feedback so please tell us your thoughts!


Thank you!

Patrick [MSFT]