Create a VM from a Windows Image with 4 Empty Data Disks

Last updated: 22/12/2015

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This template allows you to create a Windows Virtual Machine from a specified image. It also attaches 4 empty data disks. Note that you can specify the size of the empty data disks.

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Parameter Name Description
dnsLabelPrefix Unique DNS Name for the Storage Account where the Virtual Machine's disks will be placed.
adminUsername Username for the Virtual Machine.
adminPassword Password for the Virtual Machine.
vmSize Size of VM
sizeOfEachDataDiskInGB Size of each data disk in GB

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New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
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azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri
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