Azure Traffic Manager VM example with Availability Zones

Last updated: 05-12-2019

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

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
location Location for the VM, only certain regions support zones during preview.
trafficManagerDnsName Relative DNS name for the traffic manager profile, resulting FQDN will be <uniqueDnsName>.trafficmanager.net, must be globally unique.
adminUsername User name for the Virtual Machines.
publicIpDnsName 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.
numberOfVms Number of VMs to provision
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/201-traffic-manager-vm-zones/azuredeploy.json
Install and configure 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/201-traffic-manager-vm-zones/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface