Category Archives: Games

Deploying Minecraft Server on Azure

The Azure Marketplace now has a Minecraft Server offering which deploys a customizable Minecraft Server to an Azure virtual machine. This replaces an older Azure Gallery Minecraft item which was often out of date, sometimes broken, and eventually removed. The … Continue reading

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Upgrading Minecraft on an Azure VM

When you deploy an Azure Minecraft VM using the Azure Resource Manager template it should be running the latest Minecraft server version, but the Mojang folks update the server fairly often, and before you know it your Minecraft launcher is … Continue reading

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Azure templates for ComputerCraftEdu and Scriptcraft servers

In an earlier post I went through Creating a Minecraft server using an Azure Resource Manager template. What about mods? Below are a couple of links to Azure templates which create and deploy ComputerCraftEdu and Scriptcraft servers on Ubuntu 15.04. … Continue reading

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Bash script to convert a Minecraft username to UUID

If you’re editing a Minecraft server to add an operator or set up a whitelist, and you’re not already an operator, you’ll need to convert your Minecraft user name into a UUID and edit the operators file, and for some versions … Continue reading

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Creating a Minecraft server using an Azure Resource Manager template

This post explains how to rapidly configure and deploy a customized Minecraft server using an Azure template. Update 2/11/2017: There is now a Minecraft Solution template in the Azure Marketplace, which provides all the customization options described below. You can … Continue reading

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Creating and Operating a Minecraft Server in Microsoft Azure

This article takes you through the steps of running a Minecraft server in Microsoft’s Azure public cloud; from creating the VM to basic set-up tasks such as making yourself an operator and configuring server properties. Update: 2/11/2017 The new Minecraft Server … Continue reading

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