This item deploys an Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS (amd64 20160627) virtual machine, as published by Canonical, in Microsoft Azure and then installs a Docker Engine, via a VM Extension as published by Microsoft, in the virtual machine.
NOTE: This deployment does not enable a Remote Client connection. Please refer to Running Docker with https to configure Docker to be reachable via the network in a safe manner.
Ubuntu Server is a popular Linux distribution for cloud environments. Updates and patches for Ubuntu Server 16.04 will be available until April, 2021. Ubuntu Server is the perfect platform for all workloads from web applications to NoSQL databases and Hadoop. For more information see Ubuntu Cloud and using Juju to deploy your workloads.