Azure Traffic Manager VM example

Last updated: 13/05/2021

This template shows how to create an Azure Traffic Manager profile load-balancing across multiple virtual machines.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
location Location for the VM, only certain regions support zones.
uniqueDnsName Relative DNS name for the traffic manager profile, must be globally unique
adminUsername User name for the Virtual Machines.
uniqueDnsNameForPublicIP Relative DNS Name for the Public IPs used to access the Virtual Machines, must be globally unique. An index will be appended for each instance.
ubuntuOSVersion The Ubuntu version for the VM. This will pick a fully patched image of this given Ubuntu version. Allowed values: 18.04-LTS, 16.04.0-LTS, 14.04.5-LTS.
vmSize Size of the virtual machine
authenticationType Type of authentication to use on the Virtual Machine. SSH key is recommended.
adminPasswordOrKey SSH Key or password for the Virtual Machine. SSH key is recommended.

Use the template

PowerShell

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 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/quickstarts/microsoft.network/traffic-manager-vm/azuredeploy.json
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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 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/quickstarts/microsoft.network/traffic-manager-vm/azuredeploy.json
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