Create an Ubuntu GNOME desktop

Last updated: 03/05/2019

This template creates an ubuntu desktop machine. This works great for use as a jumpbox behind a NAT.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
newStorageAccountName Unique DNS Name Prefix for the Storage Account where the Virtual Machine's disks will be placed. StorageAccounts may contain at most variables('vmsPerStorageAccount')
adminUsername User name for the Virtual Machine.
dnsNameForPublicIP Unique DNS Name for the Public IP used to access the Virtual Machine.
vmSize The VM role size of the jump box
location Location for all resources.
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/ubuntu-desktop-gnome/azuredeploy.json
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 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/ubuntu-desktop-gnome/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface