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Now deployed in Switzerland North: Azure Arc-enabled servers.

Now deployed in Switzerland North: Azure Arc-enabled servers. This is a key step to enable hybrid and multicloud environments in Switzerland.


Azure Arc-enabled servers lets you manage Windows and Linux physical servers and virtual machines hosted outside of Azure, on your corporate network, or other cloud provider. This management experience is designed to be consistent with how you manage native Azure virtual machines, using standard Azure constructs such as Azure Policy and applying tags.

When a hybrid machine is connected to Azure, it becomes a connected machine and is treated as a resource in Azure. Each connected machine has a Resource ID enabling the machine to be included in a resource group.


To connect hybrid machines, you install the Azure Connected Machine agent on each machine. This agent does not deliver any other functionality, and it doesn't replace the Azure Log Analytics agent. The Log Analytics agent for Windows and Linux is required in order to:

  • Proactively monitor the OS and workloads running on the machine
  • Manage it using Automation runbooks or solutions like Update Management
  • Use other Azure services like Microsoft Defender for Cloud


Read everything about Azure Arc-enabled servers here: Azure Arc-enabled servers | Microsoft Docs