Minimal CentOS 8 image having the 30 GiB OS disk managed with LVM (Logical Volume Manager).
The LVM physical and logical volumes, as well as corresponding filesystems are automatically extended during boot if the OS disk is bigger than the default one. To understand how to customise the LVM auto-extending process, please visit https://www.procomputers.com/lvmresize.html.
The 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.
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 CentOS 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 CentOS 8 'Minimal Install' group of packages and a single 30 GiB OS disk.
This image comes with SELinux enabled.
Accelerated Networking is supported as well.
CentOS 8 maintenance updates will be available until May 31st, 2029.