Deploys a 3 node Consul Cluster

by esell
Last updated: 02/07/2018

This template deploys a 3 node Consul cluster and auto-joins the nodes via Atlas. Consul is a tool for service discovery, distributed key/value store and a bunch of other cool things. Atlas is provided by Hashicorp (makers of Consul) as a way to quickly create Consul clusters without having to manually join each node

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Parameter Name Description
adminUsername Admin username for VM
adminPassword Admin password for VM
vmSize Size of the Virtual Machine.
appPrefix Prefix for each component (VMs, networks, etc)
existingAtlasToken Your existing access token from Atlas
existingAtlasInfraName The name of your existing infrastructure in Atlas (username/infraName)
location Location for all resources.

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Installing and configuring Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface