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Windows Azure Linux Agent


The Windows Azure Linux Agent (waagent) manages VM interaction with the Windows Azure Fabric Controller. It provides the following functionality for IaaS deployments:

 * Image Provisioning
   - Creation of a user account
   - Configuring SSH authentication types
   - Deployment of SSH public keys and key pairs
   - Setting the host name
   - Publishing the host name to the platform DNS
   - Reporting SSH host key fingerprint to the platform
   - Resource Disk Management
   - Formatting and mounting the resource disk
   - Configuring swap space

 * Networking
   - Manages routes to improve compatibility with platform DHCP servers
   - Ensures the stability of the network interface name

 * Kernel
   - Configure virtual NUMA (disable for kernel <2.6.37)
   - Consume Hyper-V entropy for /dev/random
   - Configure SCSI timeouts for the root device (which could be remote)

 * Diagnostics
   - Console redirection to the serial port

 * SCVMM Deployments
   - Detect and bootstrap the VMM agent for Linux when running in a System
     Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012R2 environment

 * VM Extension
   - Inject component authored by Microsoft and Partners into Linux VM (IaaS)
     to enable software and configuration automation

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