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#Azure – Base Operating System


Microsoft Azure supports multiple base operating system for VMs. There are many other supported scenarios where you get the base OS with application from the portal itself or you can use your customize image either for base OS only or base OS with application. In this blogpost, I’ll cover the list of base operating systems available for VMs.

List of supported operating systems in Microsoft Azure:

Operating Systems

Provided By

Pricing

Window Server 2016 (Datacenter, Datacenter – Sever Core, Nano Server, with Containers)

Microsoft

Free*

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Datacenter, Essentials)

Microsoft

Free*

Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

Microsoft

Free*

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Microsoft

Free*

Ubuntu Server

Canonical

Free*

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Red Hat

$0.06/hour

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE

Free*

Debian Linux

Credativ

Free*

Oracle Linux 7

Oracle

BYOL

CentOS-based 7.3

Rogue Wave Software

Paid

Container Linux by CoreOS

CoreOS

Free*

Free BSD 10.3

Microsoft

Paid

Clear Linux OS

Clear Linux Project

BYOL

Open SUSE Leap 42.2

SUSE

Paid

Windows 7 Enterprise N with SP1 (x64)

Microsoft

Paid

Windows 8.1 Enterprise N (x64)

Microsoft

Paid

 

Free*: OS Price has included with VM pricing.

BYOL: Bring your own license

Paid: Additional OS cost will be added.

 

Note: The above information is true at present when I am writing this blog. List can be modified any time by Microsoft and therefore it doesn’t guarantee any accuracy for future use.

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