Virtual Machine agent status is not ready OS Linux

Eduardo Padilla 26 Reputation points

Hi Community,

Currently I see the next message into the Linux VM


The agent status

Any help I really appreciated, thanks in advance.

Kind regards

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Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. vipullag-MSFT 23,486 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Eduardo Padilla

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Platform, thanks for posting your query here.

    I would request you to follow this document and see if that helps.

    One other suggestion is to Stop and Start the VM and see if that helps.

    Also, are you able to SSH into the VM?
    If you are able to SSH to the VM, then check for the service status of the Azure Linux Agent and check if it is running. The service name can be walinuxagent or waagent.

    service waagent status  

    If the service is running, restart it and see if that helps. If the service is stopped, start it, wait a few minutes, and then check the status again.

    service waagent restart  
    service waagent start  

    If the agent is not in a ready state, it is usually due to some corruption of the agent which can be resolved by manually reinstalling the agent.
    Please refer below documents:

    If the above suggestions does not help in solving your issue, request you to tag my name in the comment to further assist you on this.

    Hope that helps.
    If the suggested response helped you resolve your issue, please 'Accept as answer', so that it can help others in the community looking for help on similar topics.

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  1. Raghottam M Kulkarni 0 Reputation points

    Why does the Azure linux VM have a problem with the machine agent .. it's always unresponsive .

    Created  linux VM 10 times but still the same issue.

    its really frustrated to see this issue only in AZURE LINUX VM..

    horrible azure service ..wont recommended to anyone

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