Minimum version support for virtual machine agents in Azure

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Minimum supported version of Linux VM Agent


To get support for Linux Agent and extensions in Azure, the Linux Agent version on the Linux virtual machine must be later than or equal to 2.2.10.

  • If the Linux Agent version is earlier than 2.2.10, you must update the virtual machine by using the distribution package manager and by enabling auto-update. 
  • If the distribution vendor does not have the minimum Linux Agent version in the package repositories, the system is still in support. If the Linux Agent version is later than 2.1.7, you must enable the Agent auto-update feature. This will retrieve the latest version of code for extension handling.
  • If the Linux Agent version is earlier than 2.2.10, or if the Linux system is out-of-support, we may require you to update the agent before we can offer support.

To upgrade the Linux Agent, see How to update the Azure Linux Agent on a VM.

Minimum supported version of Windows VM Agent


To get support for Windows Agent and extensions in Azure, the Windows Agent on the Windows virtual machine must be later than or equal to 2.7.1198.781. 

If the Windows Agent is earlier than 2.7.1198.781, or if the Windows system is out-of-support, we may require you to update the agent before we can offer support.

To upgrade the Windows Agent, see About the virtual machine agent and extensions for Windows VMs.

More information


For more information about the support policy for running Microsoft server software in the Microsoft Azure virtual machine environment, see Microsoft server software support for Microsoft Azure virtual machines.