At the end of March last year, Azure Service Fabric became generally available as a cloud service offering, while Service Fabric for both Windows Server and Linux were made available in preview form for interested developers. Just over a year later, container orchestration for Windows Server finally arrived in official form, bringing with it a raft of features including a DNS service, resource governance, and Hyper-V isolation.
In total, Service Fabric for Linux has been in preview form for almost eighteen months, but that has now changed after Microsoft announced its general availability in all regions, including national clouds. Furthermore, coinciding with the release, Service Fabric runtime v6.0 and SDK v2.8 have also been rolled out, allowing developers to leverage orchestration features on both Linux and Windows Server. In addition, a preview of Service Fabric SDK v3.0 supporting Java and .NET Standard 2.0 has been made available to developers looking to create stateful or stateless microservices.
Management of applications and clusters is also made possible through either the Service Fabric Explorer (SFX) or Azure CLI 2.0 for both Windows and Linux, giving developers the choice and flexibility to suit their needs at any given time.
Those interested in finding out more about Service Fabric for Linux can check out the quick start guide which will help you get to grips with the new functionality in around 10 minutes. More detailed information and tutorials are also available here.