In order to overcome frequent challenges when it comes to managing Updates, Microsoft came up with a new solution for Azure VMs. Update Management is the name of the new feature that manages the update of Azure VMs. You can quickly evaluate the status of available updates for your Azure VMs, initiate the installation of required updates, and review deployment results to verify that updates have been successfully applied to the VM. Azure Update Management is currently available as a preview.
Which operating systems does the Azure Update Management support?
Update Management is supported by the operating systems listed below (current at the time this article was written).
- Windows: Windows 2012 and above
- Linux: RedHat Linux 6 & 7, Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 15.10, v 16.04