Category Archives: Linux

Azure Cloud Shell, Python, and Container Instances

Despite being fairly new, the Azure Cloud Shell has quickly become my go-to place for scripting and programming with Azure. This article describes some of features that make cloud shell useful, and how to use the environment with Python. What’s … Continue reading

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Install Azure CLI 2.0 on the Windows 10 bash on Ubuntu shell

Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0 is an excellent Azure CLI reboot based on Python which is now GA. If you want to install and run it on the bash on Ubuntu shell  provided as a developer feature with the Windows 10 … 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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Extension sequencing in Azure VM Scale Sets

VM extensions are a good way to customize an Azure VM at deployment time. You can deploy a platform image from the Azure Marketplace and then customize it with one or more extensions. Examples of extensions include diagnostics extensions to … 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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