In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Windows Azure Management Portal to create a custom virtual machine running Linux. After you create the virtual machine, you'll attach a data disk to the new virtual machine, and then set up communication with the virtual machine.
Learn how to you use the Quick Create method to create a virtual machine in the Windows Azure Management Portal. When you create this machine, all you need to provide is the name of the machine, the image that is used to create the machine, and the password for the user account that is used to manage the machine.
Learn how to customize and create images for the different distributions that our partners have tested.
Learn how to use images from the Image Gallery to easily create virtual machines, or to capture and use your own images to create customized virtual machines. If you want to create multiple virtual machines that are set up the same way, you can capture an image of a configured virtual machine and use that image as a template.
Learn how to install the Hyper-V role on your server, create the image, and then upload the image to Windows Azure.
Learn how to use the Windows Azure Linux Agent to manage virtual machine interaction with the Windows Azure Fabric Controller.
Learn how to attach a data disk to a virtual machine to store application data. A data disk is a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) that you can create either locally with your own computer or in the cloud with Windows Azure.
Learn how to set up communication between virtual machines. All virtual machines that you create in Windows Azure can automatically communicate using a private network channel with other virtual machines in the same cloud service or virtual network.
Learn how to install and use a Secure Shell (SSH) client to logon to a virtual machine that is running the Linux operating system.
Learn how to create and upload a management certificate, which is needed anytime you want to use the Service Management API to interact with the Windows Azure image platform.
Learn how to gain root privileges on your Linux virtual machine by uploading an SSH Key or by using your user name and password only.
Learn how to generate SSH keys that are compatible with Windows Azure.
Learn how to create multiple virtual machines under the same cloud service to enable the machines to communicate with each other, to load-balance between virtual machines, and to maintain high availability of the machines.
Learn how to load balance virtual machines that are running Linux and that are in a cloud service.
Learn how to install software using the package managers for some of the common Linux distributions.
Learn how to install a LAMP stack on Ubuntu or CentOS.
Learn how to use the Windows Azure Management Portal to select and install a Linux virtual machine from the gallery, how to connect to the virtual machine using SSH or PuTTY, and how to install MongoDB on the virtual machine.
Learn how to use the Windows Azure Management Portal to create a virtual machine running OpenSUSE Linux from the Image Gallery, and then install and configure a MySQL database on the virtual machine.
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