Rocky Linux 8.5

Rocky Linux 8.5

Minimal Rocky Linux 8.5 image with an auto-extending root filesystem and cloud-init included.

Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% binary-compatible with CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

This is a minimal Rocky Linux 8.5 image, mainly used as a common base system on top of which other appliances could be built and tested. It contains just enough packages to run within Azure, bring up a SSH Server and allow users to login.

Azure Linux Agent, cloud-init, as well as the Rocky Linux 8 security updates available at the release date are included.

Root login is disabled and only the user account specified at launch time (or the default cloud-user) is allowed to connect, preferably using ssh public key authentication.

Built using Rocky Linux 8 'Minimal Install' group of packages and a single 30 GiB OS disk. Both root partition and the corresponding filesystem are automatically extended if the selected disk size is bigger than the default one. OS disk is partitoned using GPT (GUID Partition Table) instead of MBR (Master Boot Record). This allows usage of OS disks bigger than 2 TiB in size.

This image comes with SELinux enabled.

Accelerated Networking is supported as well.

ProComputers is a proud sponsor of the Rocky Linux project.