Create a VM with a dynamic selection of data disks

Last updated: 20/07/2017

This template allows the user to select the number of data disks they'd like to add to the VM.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
adminUsername Username for the Virtual Machine.
adminPassword Password for the Virtual Machine.
dnsLabelPrefix Unique DNS Name for the Public IP used to access the Virtual Machine.
windowsOSVersion 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.
numberOfVms The number of VMs to create.
numDataDisks This parameter allows the user to select the number of disks they want

Use the template

PowerShell

New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/201-vm-dynamic-data-disks-selection/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring Azure PowerShell

Command line

azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/201-vm-dynamic-data-disks-selection/azuredeploy.json
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