Hariharan Jayaraman joins Scott Hanselman to talk about the Azure Instance Metadata Service, which provides information about running virtual machine instances that you can use to manage and configure your virtual machines. Use the service to get information such as SKU, network configuration, and upcoming maintenance events.
Azure Instance Metadata service (docs): https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/instance-metadata-service
General Availability of Instance Metadata Service in Global Azure Regions (blog post): https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-general-availability-of-azure-instance-metadata-service/
Leverage Azure instance metadata for instance bootstrap and runtime (Build 2017 session): https://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2017/P4029
Publisher: Microsoft Azure
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