List Operating System Families
Updated: July 10, 2015
The List Operating System Families operation lists the guest operating system families available in Microsoft Azure, and also lists the operating system versions available for each family.
The List Operating System Families request may be specified as follows. Replace <subscription-id> with the subscription ID.
The following table describes the request headers.
Required. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. The value of this header must be set to 2010-10-28 or higher.
The response includes an HTTP status code, a set of response headers, and a response body.
A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK).
The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.
A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the management service.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <OperatingSystemFamilies xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/windowsazure"> <OperatingSystemFamily> <Name>osfamily-number</Name> <Label>base64-encoded-label</Label> <OperatingSystems> <OperatingSystem> <Version>operating-system-version</Version> <Label>base64-encoded-label</Label> <IsDefault>true|false</IsDefault> <IsActive>true|false</IsActive> </OperatingSystem> </OperatingSystems> </OperatingSystemFamily> </OperatingSystemFamilies>
The following example shows the format of the response body.
Specifies the operating system family this version belongs to.
Specifies the base-64 encoded label of the operating system family.
Specifies the operating system version. This value corresponds to the configuration value for specifying that your service is to run on a particular version of the Azure guest operating system.
Specifies the base-64 encoded label of the operating system version.
Indicates whether this operating system version is the default version for a service that has not otherwise specified a particular version. The default operating system version is applied to services that are configured for auto-upgrade. An operating system family has exactly one default operating system version at any given time, for which the IsDefault element is set to true; for all other versions, IsDefault is set to false.
Indicates whether this operating system version is currently active for running a service. If an operating system version is active, you can manually configure your service to run on that version.
An operating system version may be inactive for one of two reasons: