Your Microsoft cloud and our open source technologies are together at last.
You no longer need to choose between the cloud and your data center — or between your Windows environment and your Linux systems for scalable open source applications.
Your Microsoft Azure public cloud can expand to host a catalogue of open source technologies, from rapid-scale developer tools to production application support. You can deploy any or all of these products within your Azure instances and create, monitor, manage, and restore your Linux instance with the best tools from Red Hat and Microsoft. Learn more about using Red Hat products in an Azure environment and recommended practices.
Red Hat technologies in Azure clouds have two great support paths. Microsoft and Red Hat are working together on their integrated support so you can get the expertise that you need. Details on this joint support effort are located in the Support tab.
Microsoft’s Azure® public cloud integrates seamlessly with your Microsoft data center and with the following Red Hat® products when using Red Hat Cloud Access.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is also available as On-Demand images through the Azure Marketplace.
There are two ways to use Red Hat products in an Azure environment.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux On-Demand
On-Demand images of Red Hat Enterprise Linux are available in the Azure Marketplace. Only pay for the time that you use the instance.
On-Demand customers should not register their systems with the Red Hat Subscription Management. Customers get their content updates through the Red Hat Update Infrastructure, which connects to the Red Hat Content Delivery Network. You'll be billed twice if you register with the Red Hat Subscription Management.
On-Demand users are presented with the latest minor release of the major versions.
Perform these steps to install and configure a Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machine in Microsoft Azure.
Products available as On-Demand images in Azure are pre-configured and do not require provisioning. If you prefer to use an On-Demand image instead of a custom image through the Red Hat Cloud Access program, see Creating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure Using an On-Demand Marketplace RHEL Image .
Create a virtual machine.
Create a VM based on your version of RHEL 6.7+ or RHEL 7.1+; all versions are supported. The following three methods are provided as examples:
Configure the virtual machine.
Customize the RHEL VM image so you can convert it to the Microsoft Azure image format.
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Red Hat CloudForms
As a cloud management platform, Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 enables rapid, horizontal scaling of your cloud environment.
Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine (CFME) delivers the insight, control, and automation enterprises need to address the challenges of managing virtual environments, which are far more complex than physical ones. This technology enables enterprises with existing virtual infrastructures to improve visibility and control, and those just starting virtualization deployments to build and operate a well-managed virtual infrastructure.
.NET CORE on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat and Microsoft are partnering to bring .NET Core to our joint customers.
There are plans to support .NET Core integration with Red Hat solutions for enhanced integration of Red Hat CloudForms with System Center VMM. This is great for consistent workload management in a hybrid environment.
Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and RHEL-based Red Hat products can develop and run .NET Core applications directly on RHEL 7, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. You can get .NET Core as a collection of RPMs or as a source-to-image- (S2I-) compatible docker container, which can also be used in OpenShift Container Platform.
Red Hat conducted a .NET Core on RHEL webinar last year to demonstrate why developers should use .NET Core to develop applications. Even though .NET Core continues to evolve since then, the three-part video series provides a solid introduction to the open source version of the .NET framework.
Red Hat and Microsoft intend to enable, ship, and support Microsoft .NET Core on:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
- Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
See Red Hat Developers to learn more about building with .NET Core on the proven and trusted Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
How Can We Help You?
Microsoft customers should only access Red Hat support if directed by your Microsoft Azure platform support engineer.
As part of this effort Red Hat:
- Provides customers with security advisories and updates that are easily accessible.
- Investigates and addresses security issues.
- Provides timely fixes for security issues.
- Proactively address customer exposure, often before issues arise.
- Tracks alerts and security issues from the community.
RED HAT PARTICIPATION IN AZURE FORUMS
The Microsoft Community Forums (TechNET and MSDN) are public-facing engagement platforms where Microsoft and Red Hat resources can jointly respond to and provide solutions for inquiries related to Red Hat products running within the Azure Cloud Fabric.
Red Hat resources have been granted elevated roles within forums to provide a greater level of authenticity for the information and solutions being offered as well as the opportunity to demonstrate the extent of the partnership.
See the Customer Platform Blog for more information.
Portal integration ensures that a customer consuming on-demand content will be able to open a case with Red Hat.
- Red Hat monitors and responds to questions in Microsoft’s forums.
- Red Hat has a presence in MSDN and Stack Overflow forums and is initially monitoring MSDN and Stack Overflow’s Linux forums.
- Red Hat may create new Red Hat forums if there is sufficient volume.
- Portal integration places a RHEL subscription in the customer's user account that has been mapped to their Azure subscription.