ROS on Azure with Windows VM

Last updated: 29/09/2020

This template creates a Windows VM and installs the ROS into it using the CustomScript extension.

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Parameter Name Description
location Location for all resources.
projectName Specifies a name for generating resource names.
virtualMachineSize The virtual machine size.
vmImage The virutal machine image base.
adminUsername User name for the Virtual Machine.
adminPassword Password for the Virtual Machine.
pipelineProvider The continuous integration provider to register.
vstsAccount The Visual Studio Team Services account name, that is, the first part of your
vstsPersonalAccessToken The personal access token to connect to VSTS
vstsPoolName The Visual Studio Team Services build agent pool for this build agent to join. Use 'Default' if you don't have a separate pool.
enableAutologon Enable autologon to run the build agent in interactive mode that can sustain machine reboots.<br>Set this to true if the agents will be used to run UI tests.
githubRepo The github account and repo alias.
githubPersonalAccessToken The personal access token to connect to GitHub.
_artifactsLocation The base URI where artifacts required by this template are located including a trailing '/'
_artifactsLocationSasToken The sasToken required to access _artifactsLocation. When the template is deployed using the accompanying scripts, a sasToken will be automatically generated. Use the defaultValue if the staging location is not secured.

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
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