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Certified Red Hat Products in Microsoft Azure
Refer to Certified Cloud Provider/Microsoft Azure for Red Hat software products certified to operate in the Microsoft Azure cloud environment.
Supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux Versions
Note: Microsoft Azure only supports 64-bit operating system instances.
|VM Type||Supported RHEL 6 Versions||Supported RHEL 7 Versions|
|Red Hat Cloud Access KVM Guest Image||6.7 and later||7.1 and later|
|Red Hat Cloud Access ISO Image||6.7 and later||7.1 and later|
|Microsoft Azure On-Demand Marketplace Image||6.7 and later||7.2 and later|
Minimum Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Size
|VM Size||Cores||Memory (GiB)||Local HDD (GiB)||Data Disks (Max)||Data Disk IOPS (Max)||NICs (Max) / Network Bandwidth|
|Standard_A2||2||3.5||490||4||4 x 500||1 / moderate|
See Sizes for Cloud Services for additional information.
Note: The local hard disk drive (HDD) is a temporary resource disk located on the blade server hosting the VM. It is mounted on
Microsoft Azure VM Configuration Requirements
The following configuration settings are required for VMs running in Microsoft Azure.
|ssh||ssh must be enabled to provide remote access to your Azure VMs.|
|dhcp||The primary virtual adapter should be configured for dhcp (IPv4 only).|
|Network Manager||This service should be disabled on RHEL 6.x images.|
|Swap Space||Do not create a dedicated swap file or swap partition. Swap space may be configured in the Azure Linux agent.|
|NIC||Choose virtio device for the primary virtual network adapter.|
|encryption||Do not use full disk encryption for the operating system disk. Data disks can be encrypted.|
RHEL Azure Administration Server Package Requirements
The following repositories and packages are required for managing Microsoft Azure VMs from an external RHEL server.
|Azure CLI 2.0||About Azure CLI 2.0||Latest command-line interface for managing Microsoft Azure VMs; recommended for creating new Azure resources|
|Xplat-cli||https://github.com/Azure/azure-xplat-cli||Older cross-platform command-line interface for managing Microsoft Azure VMs; used primarily for managing Azure Service Management resources (Azure classic)|
|libvirt||rhel-7-server-rpms||Open source API, daemon, and management tool for managing platform virtualization|
|virt-manager||rhel-7-server-rpms||A command-line and Gnome desktop virtual machine manager used to create and manage KVM virtual machines|
|libguestfs||rhel-7-server-rpms||A library for accessing and modifying virtual machine file systems|
|libguestfs-tools||rhel-7-server-rpms||System administration tools for virtual machines; includes the guestfish utility|
|nodejs||rhel-server-rhscl-7-rpms||Open source, cross-platform runtime environment for server-side and networking applications|