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Azure Linux Container Host

Azure Linux Container Host for AKS Clusters

In late May 2023, Microsoft announced General Availability of Azure Linux Container Host. This is based on the "CBL Mariner" OSS project maintained by Microsoft.

  • It is an operating system image that is optimized for running container workloads on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
  • The OS image is maintained by Microsoft and based on Microsoft Azure Linux, an open-source Linux distribution created by Microsoft.
  • It is lightweight, containing only the packages needed to run container workloads.
  • It is hardened based on validation tests and is compatible with Azure agents.