Deploy a simple VM Scale Set with Windows VMs

Last updated: 19/12/2016

This template allows you to deploy a simple VM Scale Set of Windows VMs using the lastest patched version of various Windows Versions. These VMs are behind a load balancer with NAT rules for rdp connections.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
vmSku Size of VMs in the VM Scale Set.
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.
vmssName String used as a base for naming resources. Must be 3-61 characters in length and globally unique across Azure. A hash is prepended to this string for some resources, and resource-specific information is appended.
instanceCount Number of VM instances (100 or less).
adminUsername Admin username on all VMs.
adminPassword Admin password on all VMs.

Use the template

PowerShell
New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/201-vmss-windows-nat/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-vmss-windows-nat/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface