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Microsoft Azure IaaS Essentials by Gethyn Ellis

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Chapter 3. Deploying Linux Virtual Machines on Azure

In the previous chapter, we learned how to deploy Windows-based virtual machines to Microsoft Azure. In this chapter, we will take a look at how we can deploy non-Microsoft operating systems to Microsoft Azure. In truth, the process of Linux virtual machine deployment is similar to that of a Windows-based virtual machine, with a few minor differences. In this chapter, you will learn the following topics:

  • Deploy a Linux-based virtual machine
  • Connect to the new Linux virtual machine
  • Learn some Linux commands to allow you to work with Linux

What is Linux?

Linux is a Unix-like operating system that has been developed by the open source movement to provide free and open source software. The key component ...

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