Deploy a Windows VM and enable backup using Azure Backup

Last updated: 12/11/2019

This template allows you to deploy simple Windows VM and Recovery Services Vault configured with the DefaultPolicy for Protection.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
projectName Specifies a name for generating resource names.
location Specifies the location for all resources.
adminUsername Specifies the administrator username for the Virtual Machine.
adminPassword Specifies the administrator password for the Virtual Machine.
dnsLabelPrefix Specifies the unique DNS Name for the Public IP used to access the Virtual Machine.
windowsOSVersion Specifies the Windows version for the VM. This will pick a fully patched image of this given Windows version. Allowed values: 2008-R2-SP1, 2012-Datacenter, 2012-R2-Datacenter, 2016-Nano-Server, 2016-Datacenter-with-Containers, 2016-Datacenter.

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-recovery-services-create-vm-and-configure-backup/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-recovery-services-create-vm-and-configure-backup/azuredeploy.json
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