Tuesday, January 28, 2014

openSUSE 13.1 now available on Azure

It took a little time to work out the kinks, but openSUSE 13.1 is now available through Windows Azure, and SUSE Studio is ready to help you upload your own custom virtual machines.

openSUSE 13.1 in the Windows Azure Gallery

13.1 support relies on Azure's heavilty refactored Linux Agent 2.0. and openSUSE's underlying improvements to get your VM online faster than ever before, with all the stability you've come to expect. 13.1 launches in the following regions: East Asia, Southeast Asia. Brazil South. North Europe. West Europe, Japan East, Japan West, Central US, East US, East US 2 and West US.

openSUSE is an officially endorsed Linux distribution on Windows Azure, so you have a few choices on how to get up and running:
  • new VMs can be started from a prebuilt server image of openSUSE, via the Azure Gallery.  This image is built originally in SUSE Studio, and shared in our Gallery as well, so you can see what's inside it. Cloning our Gallery appliance provides a great foundation for customizing your own appliance;
Clone & Remix 13.1 for Azure from Studio's Gallery

  • or, you can start fresh with a 64-bit openSUSE template.  When you choose Azure as the image format, we'll add the Azure Agent, and make the necessary system changes to play nice with the cloud infrastructure.
Building and Azure image

Either way, have a lot of fun!
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