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Create a VM in a new or existing vnet from a custom VHD

Last updated: 01/06/2018

This template creates a VM from a specialized VHD and let you connect it to a new or existing VNET that can reside in another Resource Group than the virtual machine

This Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template was created by a member of the community and not by Microsoft. Each ARM template is licensed to you under a licence agreement by its owner, not Microsoft. Microsoft is not responsible for ARM templates provided and licensed by community members and does not screen for security, compatibility or performance. Community ARM templates are not supported under any Microsoft support programme or service, and are made available AS IS without warranty of any kind.

Parameters

Parameter Name Description
vmName Name of the VM
osType Type of OS on the existing vhd
osDiskVhdUri Uri of the existing VHD in ARM standard or premium storage
vmSize Size of the VM
vNetNewOrExisting Specify whether to create a new or existing virtual network for the VM.
virtualNetworkName Name of the existing VNET
virtualNetworkResourceGroup Name of the existing VNET resource group
subnetName Name of the subnet in the virtual network you want to use
dnsNameForPublicIP Unique DNS Name for the Public IP used to access the Virtual Machine.
location Location for all resources.

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-specialized-vhd-new-or-existing-vnet/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-specialized-vhd-new-or-existing-vnet/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface