Installing own Linux distribution from outside Azure?

Copper Contributor


I just start learning Azure and I wonder if the following would work:

Is it possible to upload a boot image with iPXE boot and install Linux via our own repository install server outside of Azure?

Of course assuming all network connections (i.e Azure network -> Internet/VPN -> own install server:443) are set up correctly.


Thanks and regards



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Not something I have done but here an option of creating a custom VM image, ideally, from Linux on Azure Endorsed Distributions when possible and then uploading into Azure.  Not sure if that was what you were after.


Lots of details here:


These images are taken from Hyper-V, where you could PXE Boot possible to create the image I suppose. Worth looking into anyway. The other thing that occurred to me was Azure Stack.


Good luck.