Migrating Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machines to Microsoft Azure from Amazon AWS

IT Pros Rock!

A short time ago, I assisted an organization with defining a process for migrating web applications and data running on Ubuntu Linux virtual machines to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform from Amazon AWS. Cloud CloudLab Azure Microsoft Azure LINUX In this article, I’m documenting the general steps we used in an attempt to help other organizations that may be planning a similar migration approach.( read more ).

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Linux vs Unix Hot Patching – Have We Reached The Tipping Point?

Forrester IT

The Background - Linux as a Fast Follower and the Need for Hot Patching. No doubt about it, Linux has made impressive strides in the last 15 years, gaining many features previously associated with high-end proprietary Unix as it made the transition from small system plaything to core enterprise processing resource and the engine of the extended web as we know it. Linux.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Now Available on AWS

CTOvision

Just announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA has expanded their availability to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA offers an open, integrated and highly available platform. Enterprises can now leverage the stability, security and reliability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SAP HANA to run public cloud-based big data workloads. Redefining ERP with SAP: Leveraging the Power of Virtualization (itblog.emc.com).

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The Linux Migration: Virtualization Provider

Scott Lowe

As part of my migration to Linux as my primary laptop OS, I needed to revisit my choice of virtualization provider. Obviously I can’t use Fusion on Linux, but do I use VMware Workstation for Linux ? While there may be some other solutions, these are the three I primarily assessed: VMware Workstation for Linux 12.5.2. Native” Linux KVM, supplemented by Libvirt and a GUI like GNOME Boxes (installed by default in Fedora 25).

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Learn Linux by Doing with New Linux Hands-On Training!

Linux Academy

Linux is all over the place and even powers most of the cloud! 50% of the virtual machines on Azure and over 80% of the virtual machines on AWS run on Linux. Every single major space program in the world, including SpaceX and NASA, are all built on Linux. Learning Linux can literally help you reach other worlds! Get started learning Linux in our new Linux Courses below! New Linux Courses. CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 Certification Exam.

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Docker – Linux Application Environment Virtualization

Virtualized Greek

One of the readers of the blog Lennie pointed out this YouTube video of an eBay engineer explaining how they are leveraging Docker for building portable applications in Linux environments. Docker tackles one of the challenges faced in building applications in Linux environments. as it is in Linux environments. Solutions like Docker hope to solve this challenge by creating application containers that have all the dependencies virtually available. Virtualization

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Linux Academy Weekly Update 3-18-2019

Linux Academy

This week we have more updates over labs, content, and teasers for Linux Academy, plus an exciting update about our relaunch of the Linux Academy for Business platform. Kali-Linux is now up and running for everyone to use! The new Kali-Linux sandbox allows you to pentest any of your Linux Academy servers. Monitoring Virtual Machines with Stack Driver. Linux Action News — Linux Action New 97 : We try out the latest GNOME 3.32

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Docker, CoreOS, Others Form Vendor-Agnostic Linux Container Project

Data Center Knowledge

Seeking to avert industry fragmentation, vendors create Open Container Project under Linux Foundation Read More. Virtualization

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Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud.

IT Pros Rock!

Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure. Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure. Step-by-Step: Running FREE Linux Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure. Linux? That’s right, Linux! What about custom Linux images? Sign in.

Free Courses at Linux Academy – November 2019

Linux Academy

To continually support your mission to learn and grow, we are always adding new, free courses and resources for developing Linux and Cloud skills. Members of the Linux Academy community come together and share their insights and questions. Microsoft SQL Server on Linux Quick Start. How to Get a Linux Job. This course helps prepare you for applying for and successfully obtaining a Linux Job. Build Your Own Linux From Scratch.

What’s Free At Linux Academy June 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Each month we will kick off our community content with a live study group allowing members of the Linux Academy community to come together and share their insights in order to learn from one another. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. This course will dive into LXC (LinuX Containers) and its container manager, LXD.

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Quick Start Guide: Building Highly Available Linux Servers in the Cloud on Microsoft Azure in 12 Steps

IT Pros Rock!

Linux is certainly a first-class workload on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and it's super-easy to get started with Linux + Azure to build a highly available and scalable solution in just a few minutes. To help jump-start your skills on the steps for building Linux server solutions with Azure, I've prepared a Quick Start Guide that you can download, follow, and share with others in your community.(

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How to set up a VPN with Linux

TechnoBezz

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a superb way of protecting Linux users. See also: Best Linux web hosting services. This command line guide might also work for older/newer Linux versions. Depending on the Linux version, from the drop-down menu find a button such as «Network. How To Linux VPNHackers and snooping third parties can potentially grab our private data, as in the case of using unprotected public networks.

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PlumGrid, Cisco, Others Launch Open Network Virtualization Project

Data Center Knowledge

Host of major SDN, NFV firms absent from Linux Foundation-led IO Visor Project Read More. Networking Technology Virtualization

How to switch an old Windows laptop to Linux

The Verge

Photo: Linux Mint. If you have an older system but are worried that it won’t support Windows 10 — or if you simply don’t want to deal with Windows anymore — I have a suggestion: Switch to desktop Linux. Desktop Linux can run on your Windows 7 (and older) laptops and desktops. And today’s desktop Linux distributions are as easy to use as Windows or macOS. Teams now runs on Linux. Skype has long been available on Linux. Which Linux? Boot into Linux.

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NVIDIA Launches GRID 2.0 Architecture for Virtual Server Platforms

Data Center Knowledge

NVIDIA's new architecture lends support for Linux and doubles the number of users per GPU server that can be supported. Enterprise VirtualizationRead More.

Windows Server Has Arrived On Linux Academy Cloud Playground

Linux Academy

At Linux Academy, we do not just teach Linux. We teach the whole cloud computing technology stack including working with Linux and Windows in a business environment. Linux Industry Disruption. Recently, Linux has started disrupting some traditional workloads, and it’s honestly thanks to Microsoft which has ported things like SQL servers and the.net framework to run natively on Linux, not to mention the availability of Windows Subsystem for Linux.

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and cloud skills further. Each month, we will kick off our community content with a live study group, allowing members of the Linux Academy community to come together and share their insights in order to learn from one another. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. This course will dive into LXC (LinuX Containers) and its container manager, LXD.

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Oracle Releases OpenStack for Oracle Linux Into General Availability

Data Center Knowledge

Software enables control of Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtual Machines through OpenStack in production Read More. Cloud Computing Oracle

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How to create virtual machines with KVM

Tech Republic Data Center

If neither VirtualBox or VMWare suit your virtual machine needs, Jack Wallen shows you how to get started with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine tool on Linux

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — May 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Each month, we will kick off our community content with a live study group allowing members of the Linux Academy community to come together and share their insights in order to learn from one another. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Linux Study Group in May. Linux Academy Community Edition free

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Free Cloud Courses at Linux Academy — July 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students can develop their Linux and Cloud skills even further. Members of the Linux Academy community come together and share their insights and questions. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for details! Linux Academy Study Group July 2019: Symantec Threat Report Rundown. Linux Academy Free Courses in July. If you are new to our platform, make sure to start your journey with How to Use Linux Academy.

The Linux Migration Series

Scott Lowe

In early 2017 I kicked off an effort to start using Linux as my primary desktop OS, and I blogged about the journey. I restarted the migration in April 2018 (when I left VMware to join Heptio), and since that time I’ve been using Linux ( Fedora , specifically) full-time. Final Linux Distro Selection. Virtualization Provider. That particular effort ended in late October 2017.

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The Linux Migration: Final Linux Distro Selection

Scott Lowe

In my Linux migration initial progress report , I provided an early assessment of the Linux distribution that I thought I would use moving forward. Since that time, though, I’ve pivoted a bit and selected a different Linux distribution as the operating system (OS) for my primary laptop moving forward. The reality is, though, that I need a Linux distribution that does a great job of supporting my new work laptop, not one of my leftover Mac laptops. Linux CLI Fedora

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What’s Free At Linux Academy February 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Each month we will kick off our community content with a live study group allowing members of the Linux Academy community to come together and share their insights in order to learn from one another. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. This course will dive into LXC (LinuX Containers) and its container manager, LXD.

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Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 2 )

IT Pros Rock!

There's lots of tools that can be leveraged for automating Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure , including Azure Automation , PowerShell DSC for Linux , VM Agent Custom Scripts , Cloud-Init , XPlat CLI for Azure , Vagrant , Docker and third-party tools such as Chef and Puppet. In Part 1 of this two-part article series, we stepped through the process for getting our Linux admin workstation setup for Azure cloud automation using the XPlat-CLI and Cloud-Init.

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Introducing Linux Network Namespaces

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to introduce you to the concept of Linux network namespaces. Generally speaking, an installation of Linux shares a single set of network interfaces and routing table entries. Please note that support for network namespaces varies between Linux distributions; Ubuntu supports them but Red Hat doesn’t. (I’m If you’re thinking about using network namespaces, be sure your Linux distribution includes support.

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Vexata launches VX NVMe physical and virtual appliances

Computer Weekly

Startup claims near-bare metal NVMe performance by offloading controller functionality to multiple CPUs on back-end storage with an optimised Linux-based operating system

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Introducing Google Cloud Hands-On Labs by Linux Academy

Linux Academy

Linux Academy is the industry-leading hands-on lab cloud training platform with unique hands-on labs that are not found anywhere else. Linux Academy’s Google Cloud Hands-On labs deploy real-world scenarios, a real Google Cloud environment for you to learn in, solution videos, a written guide, and an architecture diagram. When you deploy these labs, you are working in a real Google Cloud environment provided to you at no additional cost by Linux Academy.

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Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Nested Virtualization in Windows Server 2016

IT Pros Rock!

Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze take us through an in-depth walkthrough of one of the newest features in Windows Server 2016 – Nested Virtualization. 1:41] What is Nested Virtualization and how does it benefit my organization? [9:22] 9:22] DEMO: Nested Virtualization on Windows Server 2016. How to enable Nested Virtualization on Hyper-V & Windows Server 2016. Nested Virtualization in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. __.

Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL and Overview. Microsoft has been increasing their support of Linux across Azure public cloud, Hyper-V and Linux Integration Services (LIS) and Windows platforms including Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as well as Server along with Docker support. The post Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview #blogtober appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Alibaba Shows Open Source Support by Joining The Linux Foundation and Xen Advisory Board

Data Center Knowledge

Asia-Pacific Cloud Computing VirtualizationAliyun uses Xen to power its cloud computing offering Read More.

Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Nested Virtualization in Windows Server 2016

IT Pros Rock!

Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze take us through an in-depth walkthrough of one of the newest features in Windows Server 2016 – Nested Virtualization. 1:41] What is Nested Virtualization and how does it benefit my organization? [9:22] 9:22] DEMO: Nested Virtualization on Windows Server 2016. How to enable Nested Virtualization on Hyper-V & Windows Server 2016. Nested Virtualization in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. __.

Canonical Announces OpenStack Cloud App Store for Ubuntu Linux

Data Center Knowledge

App store will work on all Ubuntu systems, whether they are bare-metal or virtualized and support private and public clouds Read More. Shared

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The Linux Migration: April 2017 Progress Report

Scott Lowe

In December 2016, I kicked off a migration to Linux (from OS X) as my primary laptop OS. In the nearly 4 months since the initial progress report , I’ve published a series of articles providing updates on things like which Linux distribution I selected, how I’m handling running VMs on my Linux laptop, and integration with corporate collaboration systems ( here , here , and here ). Linux Distribution. I’m using Enpass on my OS X, Linux, and iOS devices.

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Mac OS 8 is now an app you can download and install on macOS, Windows, and Linux

The Verge

The app can be installed on macOS, Windows, and Linux. app is written entirely in JavaScript, and it uses a virtual machine to emulate a Macintosh Quadra 900 with the Motorola CPU Apple used before its transition to IBM’s PowerPC chips.

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The Linux Migration: July 2017 Progress Report

Scott Lowe

I’m now roughly six months into using Linux as my primary laptop OS, and it’s been a few months since my last progress report. If you’re just now picking up this thread, I encourage you to go back and read my initial progress report , see which Linux distribution I selected, or check how I chose to handle corporate collaboration (see here , here , and here ). One completely unexpected thing that’s arisen is I’ve noticed an increase in eyestrain since switching to Linux.

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The Linux Migration: July 2017 Progress Report

Scott Lowe

I’m now roughly six months into using Linux as my primary laptop OS, and it’s been a few months since my last progress report. If you’re just now picking up this thread, I encourage you to go back and read my initial progress report , see which Linux distribution I selected, or check how I chose to handle corporate collaboration (see here , here , and here ). One completely unexpected thing that’s arisen is I’ve noticed an increase in eyestrain since switching to Linux.

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How to quickly deploy, run Linux applications as unikernels

Network World

The resultant virtual image can then be booted and run without anything else being present. Building and deploying lightweight apps is becoming an easier and more reliable process with the emergence of unikernels. While limited in functionality, unikernals offer many advantages in terms of speed and security. What are unikernels?

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A Brief Introduction to Linux Containers with LXC

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to provide a brief introduction to working with Linux containers via LXC. Linux containers are getting a fair amount of attention these days (perhaps due to Docker , which leverages LXC on the back-end) as a lightweight alternative to full machine virtualization such as that provided by “traditional” hypervisors like KVM, Xen, or ESXi. Both full machine virtualization and containers have their advantages and disadvantages.

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Linux Containers via LXC and Libvirt

Scott Lowe

One of the cool things about libvirt is the ability to work with multiple hypervisors and virtualization technologies, including Linux containers using LXC. If you aren’t familiar with Linux containers and LXC, I invite you to have a look at my introductory post on Linux containers and LXC. If you wanted to customize the XML template, just use this simple Unix/Linux command: sed ''s/REPLACE/cn-02/g'' lxc-template.xml > cn-02.xml.

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The Linux Migration: Initial Progress Report

Scott Lowe

As a result, I’ve stepped up my work on a Linux migration, and I’m happy to report that I’ve made some progress. Linux Distribution. I’ve looked at a fair number of Linux distributions. I also went back and looked again at Ubuntu derivatives like Linux Mint. Performance: Based on highly scientific (read: utterly subjective) tests, I’m pretty pleased with Xenial’s performance, both virtual (using both VMware Fusion and VirtualBox) and on bare (laptop) metal.

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A Follow Up on Linux Network Namespaces

Scott Lowe

Some time ago, I introduced you to the idea of Linux network namespaces, and provided an overview of some of the commands needed to interact with network namespaces. In the previous network namespaces article , I mentioned (incorrectly, it turns out) that you had to use virtual Ethernet (veth) interfaces in order to connect a namespace to the physical network: It turns out you can only assign virtual Ethernet (veth) interfaces to a network namespace. Linux Networking CLI

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