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Supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux Versions by Microsoft Azure
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux image is available in Microsoft Azure and you can create a Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM in Azure.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux server version in Azure Marketplace:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.x
Create a Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM in Azure Portal
1. You can try the following steps to create a Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM in Azure:
- Sign in to the Azure portal at https://portal.azure.com.
- Click Create a resource then select Virtual Machine.
2. On the Create a virtual machine window, select the following.
- Subscription – Select your Azure subscription.
- Resource Group – Select the Azure resource group for Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM or you can create a new one.
- Virtual Machine Name – Specify the VM name. This will be the computer name after you image VM with Red Hat Enterprise Linux .
- Region – Select the region.
3. Availability options: Selecting multiple zones will create one VM per zone.
4. Image – Select the drop-down and select Red Hat Enterprise Linux as image. If you don’t see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux option, then select See all images.
5. On the Marketplace window, type Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the search term and press Enter key. From the results, select Red Hat Enterprise Linux and now select Red Hat edition.
6. Size: You can custom VM size to increase or reduce RAM and CPU for the VM.
7. Select VM Size as you need, depending on RAM, CPU and Cost.
8. By default, Microsoft recommended you use SSH public key authentication type. It’s more secure but for demo purpose, i’ll using the traditional way with clear text password. How to connect to a Linux VM in Azure using SSH public key authentication.
Create an account to connect to Linux VM using SSH.
9. Select OS disk type: You can select Premium SSD, Stardard SSD or Standard HDD.
|Premium SSD||Standard SSD||Standard HDD|
|Scenario||Production and performance sensitive workloads||Web servers, lightly used enterprise applications and dev/test||Backup, non-critical, infrequent access|
|Max disk size||32,767 GiB||32,767 GiB||32,767 GiB|
|Max throughput||900 MB/s||750 MB/s||500 MB/s|
10. Network configuration: By default, an IP public will created with the VM. We’ll connect to this VM over SSH using this IP.
11. Management: Disable auto-shutdown feature by uncheck the checkbox.
12. Once you see Validation passed, create the Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machine by selecting button.
13. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtual Machine is now being created. You see the status as deployment is in progress. Wait for a few minutes while the VM is created.
14. Your Deployment is complete – Congratulations, you have successfully created Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM in Azure. From the same screen, you can download deployment details. Select Go to Resource.
Connect to Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM in Azure SSH
15. Once you create a Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM in Azure, you can connect to the virtual machine and access it via SSH (22) using IP Public. On the VM resource window, select Connect then select SSH.
Connect to the VM using PowerShell. How to SSH using PowerShell.
Connect to the VM using PuTTY. How to connect to a Linux server using PuTTY.
Finally, your Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM is ready in minutes.