Deploy a simple Ubuntu Linux VM 18.04-LTS.

Last updated: 18-11-2019

This template deploy a Ubuntu Server with a few options for the VM. You can provide the VM Name, OS Version, VM size, admin username and password. As default the VM size is Standard_B2s and O.S. Version is 18.04-LTS.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
vmName The name of you Virtual Machine.
adminUsername Username for the Virtual Machine.
authenticationType Type of authentication to use on the Virtual Machine. SSH key is recommended.
adminPasswordOrKey SSH Key or password for the Virtual Machine. SSH key is recommended.
dnsLabelPrefix Unique DNS Name for the Public IP used to access the Virtual Machine.
ubuntuOSVersion The Ubuntu version for the VM. This will pick a fully patched image of this given Ubuntu version.
location Location for all resources.
VmSize The size of the VM
virtualNetworkName Name of the VNET
subnetName Name of the subnet in the virtual network
networkSecurityGroupName Name of the Network Security Group

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-vm-simple-linux/azuredeploy.json
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Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-vm-simple-linux/azuredeploy.json
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