Category Archives: Ubuntu

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 This replaces an older Azure Gallery Minecraft item which was often out of date, sometimes broken, and eventually removed.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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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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Adding a Docker container icon to your Unity launcher (Ubuntu 15.04)

If there’s a Docker container you run a lot it’s nice to be able to single-click an icon on the desktop to run it. This is particularly useful if the container has an interactive shell. Here’s how to do that … Continue reading

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