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Create VMs in Availability Sets using Resource Loops

Last updated: 09-11-2016

Create 2-5 VMs in Availability Sets using Resource Loops. The VMs can be Unbuntu or Windows with a maximum of 5 VMs since this sample uses a single storageAccount

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Parameter Name Description
adminUsername Admin username for VM
adminPassword Admin password for VMs
numberOfInstances Number of VMs to deploy, limit 5 since this sample is using a single storage account
OS OS Platform for the VM
location Location for all resources.

Use the template


New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri
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