Tag Archives: Ubuntu

Deploying an Azure Data Science VM from the command line

This article describes how to deploy an Azure Data Science virtual machine from the command line using Azure CLI 2.0. Setting up a compute environment for data science work can be challenging for several reasons: Identifying the software you need, … Continue reading

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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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Deploying Minecraft Server on Azure

Update 4/14/2018: Happy to report the recent problems with the Minecraft Server solution template on the Azure Marketplace are now fixed. There was a problem with the way it was picking up the latest Minecraft version, which was compounded by … 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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How to convert an Azure virtual machine to a VM Scale Set

If you have a regular Azure Resource Manager virtual machine, you can convert it to be a source image for a VM Scale Set. Update 3/21/17: Since Azure Managed Disks were introduced, it’s now recommended to create scale sets based … 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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