Building Ubuntu in Azure

Ubuntu in Azure
How to Build Ubuntu in Azure

Most people do not associate Linux with Microsoft, but Windows Azure offers some great options for Linux VMs. Pricing is competitive with Amazon EC2, and the actual server provisioning in Azure is very fast for a Linux VM. I’m going to walk through the basic steps of getting Ubuntu in Azure. Creating the VM, SSH connections, and basic configuration for a web server. Ubuntu is a Linux distro based on Debian, and is one of the most popular operating systems for hosting web applications.

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Azure RDP Troubleshooting


Azure RDP TroubleshootingIf you’re connecting to an Azure VM from a corporate network you may run into RDP connectivity issues. By default your RDP client will try to connect to the server over the Internet using port 3389. Most corporate and large organizational Internet Proxies and Firewalls block outbound connectivity to port 3389. You’ll see the ugly message to the left when trying to connect. Luckily, its pretty easy to configure the public ports on your VM. Here’s how I modify it.

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Windows Azure Introduction


A Gentle Windows Azure Introduction

Cloud Infrastructure is a technology that’s here to stay. Different business models will factor into how its used. Start-ups will likely primarily use Cloud Infrastructure, while larger Enterprises will take a hybrid approach. In looking at the Windows Infrastructure, I feel Microsoft will be pouring more resources into making Azure the primary location for hosting Microsoft based applications. I think we’ll see more innovation and updates in Azure than anywhere else. If you haven’t already started looking at Azure, I’ve compiled my own Windows Azure Introduction.

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