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Deploy Airbyte on Azure (Cloud Shell)

This page guides you through deploying Airbyte Open Source on a Microsoft Azure VM by setting up the deployment environment, installing and starting Airbyte, and connecting it to the VM.


The instructions have been tested on a standard DS1 v2 (1 vcpu, 3.5 GiB memory) Microsoft Azure VM with Ubuntu 18.04.

Set up the environment

Install Docker and Docker Compose in the VM:

  1. Create a new VM and generate the SSH keys to connect to the VM. You’ll need the SSH keys to connect to the VM remotely later.

  2. To connect to the VM, run the following command in the Azure Cloud Shell:

    ssh <admin username>@<IP address>

    If successfully connected to the VM, the working directory of Cloud Shell should look like this: <admin username>@<virtual machine name>:~$

  3. To install Docker, run the following commands:

    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
  4. To install Docker Compose, run the following command:

    sudo apt-get install docker-compose-plugin -y
  5. Check Docker Compose version:

    docker compose version
  6. Close the SSH connection to ensure that the group modification is considered:

  7. Reconnect to the VM:

    ssh <admin username>@<IP address>

Install and start Airbyte

Download Airbyte and deploy it in the VM using Docker Compose:

  1. Ensure that you are connected to the VM:

    ssh <admin username>@<IP address>
  2. Create and use a new directory:

    mkdir airbyte
    cd airbyte
  3. Download Airbyte's install script from GitHub:

  4. To start Airbyte, run the following commands:

    chmod +x
    ./ -b

Connect to Airbyte

Test a remote connection to your VM locally and verify that Airbyte is up and running.

  1. In your local machine, open a terminal.

  2. Go to the folder where you stored the SSH key.

  3. Create a SSH tunnel for port 8000 by typing the following command:

    ssh -N -L 8000:localhost:8000 -i <your SSH key file> <admin username>@<IP address>
  4. Open a web browser and navigate to http://localhost:8000. You will see Airbyte’s landing page.


For security reasons, we strongly recommend not exposing Airbyte on Internet available ports.


If you encounter any issues, reach out to our community on Slack.