Virtual Machine Scaleset example using Availability Zones

Last updated: 06-12-2019

This template creates a VMSS placed in separate Availability Zones with a load balancer.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
location Location for the VM, only certain regions support Availability Zones
adminUsername Username for the Virtual Machine.
dnsName String used as a base for naming resources. Must be 3-61 characters in length and globally unique across Azure. A hash is prepended to this string for some resources and resource-specific information is appended.
numberOfVms The number of VMs to deploy in each VMSS.
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/301-multi-vmss-linux-lb-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/301-multi-vmss-linux-lb-zones/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface