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How to Run OpenBSD on Azure

By: Netreo
September 7, 2017

An openBSD project is designed to produce the 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system which is freely available and has multitasking properties. The main purpose of this project is portability and security without compromising over correctness and standardization.

Open BSD and Azure - How to Run OpenBSD on Azure

Features of OpenBSD on Azure

It’s highly secure operating system and has great value for professionals due to the availability of the never ending comprehensive source code audit. The UNIX-like operating system combines the cutting-edge security technology which is necessary for building firewalls and other distributed environment. OpenBSD offers immense opportunities for development areas as it allows to work with emerging technologies and available in source and binary form at no charge.

How to Run OpenBSD on Azure?

Microsoft has been supporting FreeBSD virtual machine since 2014 and the new version was introduced last year. However, the Azure users can now access OpenBSD 6.1 and run it on Azure as well. It’s the outcome of the mutual efforts of Esdenera and Microsoft and you can get it from Azure Marketplace.  To run OpenBSD on Azure, you need to follow the guidance to make custom images and upload it to Azure storage. The same guidance is required to follow convert the virtual hard disk to fixed VHD format.

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