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Linux Resource Disk not Present on Standard_G4 or Standard_G5

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  • In the recently released G-Series sizes it is possible that some Linux VMs will not format and mount the resource drive (aka Temporary Storage Drive) on the G4 and G5 VM sizes. This is due to a problem in an earlier version of the Azure Linux Agent which didn’t support disks using the GUID Partition Table (GPT) layout. This issue has been fixed in the current Azure Linux Agent which is included in most of the images available in the Azure image gallery from December 2014 and later. This issue is fixed in the Azure Linux Agent version 2.0.11 and later. You can run “waagent –version” to confirm the version installed on a specific VM.

    To update the agent please follow the appropriate repair steps based on the specific Linux distribution:

    Ubuntu

    $wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/WALinuxAgent/WALinuxAgent-2.0.11/fix-gpt-ubuntu.py

    $sudo python fix-gpt-ubuntu.py

    CentOS, OpenSUSE or SLES

    $ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/WALinuxAgent/WALinuxAgent-2.0.11/get-agent.py

    $ sudo python get-agent.py

    Oracle Linux

    You must first install parted and then update the agent

    $sudo yum install parted

    $wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/WALinuxAgent/WALinuxAgent-2.0.11/get-agent.py

    $sudo python get-agent.py

    CoreOS

    $wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/WALinuxAgent/WALinuxAgent-2.0.11/get-agent.py

    $sudo /usr/oem/python/bin/python get-agent.py


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    Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:15 PM
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  • Hi,

    Thanks for your time to share those information in the forum and it would be very helpful to other forum members who encounter this issue.

    Best regards,

    Susie


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    Friday, January 9, 2015 4:09 AM
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  • The following table provides the date when each of the Linux distributions in the platform repository were updated:

    Linux Distro

    Version

    Publish date

    CentOS

    7.0,  6.6,  6.5

    Dec.11 2014 or later

    Oracle

    7.0,   6.4

    Dec.18 2014 or later

    CoreOS Alpha

    Alpha-550, Alpha-547

    Dec.30 2014 or later

    SLES

    11 SP3, 12

    Jan. 5 2015 or later

    openSUSE

    13.1, 13.2

    Jan. 5 2015 or later


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    Friday, January 30, 2015 7:17 AM
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