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Deploy multiple VM Scale Sets of Linux VMs.

Last updated: 19/12/2016

This template allows you to deploy multiple VM Scale Sets of Linux VMs.

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Parameter Name Description
adminUsername Admin username for all VMs
adminPassword Admin password for all VMs
numberOfVMSS Number of VMSSes to deploy
singlePlacementGroup Documentation here:
instanceCountPerVMSS Number of VM instances per scale set; if singlePlacementGroup is true (the default), then this value must be 100 or less; if singlePlacementGroup is false, then ths value must be 1000 or less
_artifactsLocation The base URI where artifacts required by this template are located. When the template is deployed using the accompanying scripts, a private location in the subscription will be used and this value will be automatically generated.
_artifactsLocationSasToken The sasToken required to access _artifactsLocation. When the template is deployed using the accompanying scripts, a sasToken will be automatically generated.

Use the template


New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
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Command line

azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri
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