server compatability with OpenBalena


is it possible to install OpenBalena on a Microsoft Azure Server? Or is it only able to run on a KVM Server?

Thank you in advance!

I have run openBalena on an Azure Linux VM. Is this what you mean?

Create Azure Linux VM:

Install openBalena:

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Thanks for the confirmation @mv1

Would you like to create a step-by-step tutorial for other developers from the community?

Let us know if you have any specific issue @inno

Hello @mv1 Mv1 do you have experience how much power the VM needs?

We ran it on an Azure D4s_v3 which is 4 vCPUs and 16 GiB RAM. It was able to handle 900+ devices, although reliability was becoming a concern. We migrated all of the devices to balenaCloud.

what do you mean by reliability?

what do you mean by reliability?

We were worried about being so dependent on a single VM. Also having to worry about applying updates to the server as well as updating the certs.

ok because you wrote that reliability became a problem