Common tasks for Linux virtual machines
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 use the 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 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.
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 install a LAMP stack on Ubuntu or CentOS.
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 install software using the package managers for some of the common Linux distributions.
Learn how to load balance virtual machines that are running Linux and that are in a cloud service.