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On Azure (VM)


The instructions have been tested on Azure VM Linux (ubuntu 18.04)

Launch Azure Cloud Shell

Launch cloud shell by going to

Create a new virtual machine

Create resource group

# Inside Azure cloud shell
az group create --name $rgName --location $rgLocation

Create virtual machine

# Inside Azure cloud shell
dnsName=$(head -3 /dev/urandom | tr -dc a-z | cut -c -16)
publicIp=$(az vm create --resource-group $rgName \
--name $vmName --image UbuntuLTS \
--admin-username $userName \
--public-ip-address-dns-name $dnsName \
--generate-ssh-keys --query 'publicIpAddress' -o json)
echo $publicIp

This step will create a virtual machine and add a user account named byteuser. The --generate-ssh-keys option will generate a new ssh key and put it to the default key location (~/.ssh)

Note: Copy the publicIpAddress output, you will need this address later to connect from your workstation.

Download SSH key

# Inside Azure cloud shell
download ~/.ssh/id_rsa

Make sure to update the permissions on the private key, or you'll get an error telling you that permissions for this file are too open.

chmod 600 ./$YOUR_PATH_TO_DOWNLOADS/id_rsa

Above command will generate download link and give you pop-up on right bottom side, click on Click here to download your file. to download private key. Note: Save this file, you will need it to connect to your VM in Connect to Airbyte step.

Connect to virtual machine

If you get this error: Could not resolve hostname "XX.XXX.X.XXX": Name or service not known, just manually enter the publicIp host name when running the ssh command.

# Inside Azure cloud shell
ssh $userName@$publicIp

Install environment

  • Install docker
# Inside Azure cloud shell
sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl gnupg lsb-release -y
curl -fsSL | sudo gpg --dearmor -o /usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg
echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/docker-archive-keyring.gpg] $(lsb_release -cs) stable" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli -y
sudo usermod -a -G docker $USER
  • Install docker-compose
# Inside Azure cloud shell
sudo wget$(uname -s)-$(uname -m) -O /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
docker-compose --version
  • Close the ssh connection to ensure the group modification is taken into account
# Inside Azure cloud shell
  • Reconnect to virtual machine
# Inside Azure cloud shell
ssh $userName@$publicIp

Install and Start Airbyte

# Inside Azure cloud shell
mkdir airbyte && cd airbyte
sudo docker-compose up -d

Connect to Airbyte


For security reasons, we strongly recommend to not expose Airbyte on Internet available ports. Future versions will add support for SSL & Authentication.


This part assumes that you have access to a terminal on your workstation

  • Create ssh tunnel for port 8000

    # Inside your workstation terminal
    # 1. Replace $SSH_KEY with private key path downloaded from earlier steps
    # 2. Replace $INSTANCE_IP with publicIpAddress noted from earlier steps
    ssh -N -L 8000:localhost:8000 -i $SSH_KEY byteuser@$INSTANCE_IP
  • Just visit http://localhost:8000 in your browser and start moving some data!


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