Visual Studio 2017 build environment unable to switch to Docker Linux containers

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23 Jan, 2019 09:50 AM

Using the PowerShell command Switch-DockerLinux in the Visual Studio 2017 was working fine until today, with a message No activity detected on VM, aborting shown in the log. When I tried to RDP into the build environment, switching to Linux containers using Docker's GUI fails as well, with the screenshot attached.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 23 Jan, 2019 07:01 PM

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    Hi Calvin,

    We changed affinity of your builds to a cloud that should be working. Please give it another try and let us know if that worked.

  2. 2 Posted by calvin on 24 Jan, 2019 04:13 AM

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    thanks, it works now.

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