CentOS is available on Azure. Here we share how to install CentOS on Azure. Plus, we cover the fifth CentOS 7 release on Azure — and how to get support.
Here's are the basics of how to install CentOS 7.4 on Azure.
First, you'll need to create a VM on Azure. You can do this by using a script.
Next, you'll. open the VM you just created.
Then, you'll select install CentOS 7 from the menu.
Next, you'll follow the guided instructions to install CentOS 7 on Azure. You'll select:
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The fifth CentOS-7 release or CentOS 7.4.1708 is available in Microsoft Azure. The changes and enhancements ensure CentOS continues to be a stable, predictable, manageable, and reproducible platform. Changes and enhancements in this release include the following.
These significant changes include added or updated proc entries, sysctl, and sysfs default values, boot parameters, kernel configuration options, and the NVMe Over Fabric is now supported in the NVM-Express kernel driver.
Security changes including Network Bound Disk Encryption (NBDE) support and changes to USBGuard, OpenSSH, OpenSC, and OpenSSL.
Authentication and interoperability changes including System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) in a container is now fully supported.
The kernel Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunneling has been enhanced and NetworkManager supports routing, enables the Media Access Control Security (MACsec) technology, and is now able to handle unmanaged devices.
This CentOS Azure update also includes:
Access more detailed information on what’s new in CentOS 7.4 in the release notes.
Running CentOS on Azure is increasingly popular. But there can be issues with supporting CentOS on Azure. That's why it's important to get help from the CentOS experts.
OpenLogic's CentOS experts are skilled in CentOS, with many years of experience. Our team even creates and manages the official CentOS images for Microsoft Azure.
We can help you with CentOS migrations. And we can provide ongoing support with consultative guidance to help you get the most out of CentOS.
In fact, when you choose CentOS supported by OpenLogic, you'll get:
Learn more about how our experts can help you with CentOS. Get in touch with one of our experts today.
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Mike works on enhanced support for CentOS team at OpenLogic. His areas of expertise include CentOS, C++, C, C++ Standard Template Library, and Agile. Mike's experience is broad and ranges from open source to HPC, EDA, and factory automation.