VM bootstorm workload template

Last updated: 07-08-2018

This template creates requested number of VMs and boot them simultaneously to calculate average VM boot time

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Parameter Name Description
azureAccountUsername Azure account SPN user name to authenticate inside controller VM.
azureAccountPassword Azure account SPN password to authenticate inside controller VM.
tenantId Azure Subscription Tenant Id.
vmCount Number of VMs to create.
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/bootstorm-vm-boot-time/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/bootstorm-vm-boot-time/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface