SQL Server VM with performance optimized storage settings

Last updated: 9/07/2019

Create SQL Server Virtual Machine with performance optimized storage settings

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Parameter Name Description
virtualMachineName The name of the VM
virtualMachineSize The virtual machine size.
existingVirtualNetworkName Specify the name of an existing VNet in the same resource group
existingVnetResourceGroup Specify the resrouce group of the existing VNet
existingSubnetName Specify the name of the Subnet Name
imageOffer Windows Server and SQL Offer
sqlSku SQL Server Sku
adminUsername The admin user name of the VM
adminPassword The admin password of the VM
storageWorkloadType SQL Server Workload Type
sqlDataDisksCount Amount of data disks (1TB each) for SQL Data files
dataPath Path for SQL Data files
sqlLogDisksCount Amount of data disks (1TB each) for SQL Log files
logPath Path for SQL Log files
tempDbPath Path for SQL Temp DB files
location Location for all resources.

Use the template


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-sql-vm-new-storage/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring Azure PowerShell

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-sql-vm-new-storage/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface