Existing SQL Server Auto Patching setup

Last updated: 13/05/2021

This template setup or update on an existing SQL Server Virtual Machine on Azure with the Auto Patching Configuration

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Parameter Name Description
existingVirtualMachineName Existing SQL Server virtual machine name.
sqlAutopatchingDayOfWeek SQL Server Auto Patching Day of A Week
sqlAutopatchingStartHour SQL Server Auto Patching Starting Hour
sqlAutopatchingWindowDuration SQL Server Auto Patching Duration Window in minutes
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 https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/quickstarts/microsoft.compute/vm-sql-existing-autopatching-update/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/quickstarts/microsoft.compute/vm-sql-existing-autopatching-update/azuredeploy.json
Installing and configuring the Azure cross-platform command-line interface