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  1. SUSE 15 Support in Azure Automation

    Azure Automation, specifically the Update Management solution within Azure Automation, currently lists only SUSE Linux Enterprise versions 11 and 12 as supported. Given that SUSE 15 is listed as an Endorsed Distrubition on Microsoft Docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/endorsed-distros), I am confused about the reasoning behind its absence.

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  2. Update SSH.NET Library for SSH module

    I was testing out Azure Automation service to run simple scripts on our Linux VMs. To do this, I imported "Run SSH Command to Install Updates" by Beth Cooper and SSH module by Joe Levy.

    On the Linux box, I am getting the following error:
    sshd: fatal: mmanswermoduli: bad parameters: 2048 2048 1024

    Searching for solution, I stumbled upon a forum where it was said that the latest version of SSH.NET library addressed this problem. It would be helpful if the SSH module can be updated to make it work with the latest Linux (SSH) boxes.

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  3. Oracle Linux Support in Azure Automation

    We would like the ability to use the Azure Automation Hybrid Runbook Worker and Update Management features with our Oracle Linux 7 VMs. Oracle Linux is listed as an endorsed distribution in the Azure documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/endorsed-distros), and is a derivative of RHEL, an already supported OS. Some of our Oracle applications require Oracle Linux, so moving them to RHEL or CentOS is not an option.

    Thank you!

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  4. Update

    Update management solution for Linux should contain more detailed information of each update, for example, for kernel update, specific what component updates are included.

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  5. multi-home

    Multi-Home Linux agent

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  6. DSCForLinux extension: Unable to onboard Linux VMs as DSC Nodes using PowerShell

    In my PowerShell script, I am trying to deploy the DSCForLinux extension that will apply a pre-compiled MOF file from blob storage to the Linux VMs, but it takes hours and eventually fails. This is the extension properties I use in my script:

    # Apply DSC for Linux extension to all Linux VMs
    $dscExtensionName = 'DSCForLinux'
    $dscPublisher = 'Microsoft.OSTCExtensions'
    $dscVersion = '2.0'
    $dscPublicConf = "{

    `"ExtensionAction`": `"Pull`",
    
    `"FileUri`": [`"$dscMetaMofBlobUri[$i-1]`"]
    }"

    $dscPrivateConf = "{

    `"storageAccountName`": `"$saName`",
    
    `"storageAccountKey`": `"$storageKeyPri`"
    }"

    And this is the error:

    Set-AzureRmVMExtension : Long running operation failed with status 'Failed'.
    ErrorCode: VMExtensionProvisioningTimeout
    ErrorMessage: Provisioning of VM extension 'DSCForLinux'…

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  8. Documentation on how to set up Hybrid Runbook worker and Run them on-premises

    I'm getting this errror while running runbook as Hybrid worker "Failed
    cannot create user data directory: /home/nxautomation/run/snap/powershell/88: Permission denied". Even after giving 777 access to that folder error remains the same.
    First thing first, I found the documentation on Hybrid Runbook Worker is not clear and enough.

    when I run the Job with signature is set, I am not able to sign the runbook with command gpg --clear-sign sample_runbook getting error no such file or directory and in the documentation it says In order make the keyring available the hybrid runbook worker modify the the file under the following directory: …

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