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KBA1405 Azure Linux Agent Functionality




Applicable Delphix Versions


  • 5.2
  • 5.1


Microsoft Azure supports Windows and Linux virtual machine types.  The Delphix Engine is configured as a Linux virtual machine although it is not Linux-based.  The Azure Linux Agent (waagent) process running within the Delphix Engine provides a subset of the functionality provided by the full Linux agent, documented at

Support for the following features is not included:

  • VM Extensions
  • Azure Backup
  • Operating System update orchestration

The waagent process on the Delphix Engine is not configured to update itself on restart.  It is only updated as part of the Delphix Engine upgrade process.