Deploy a CentOS VM with Singularity installed

Last updated: 30-05-2019

This template allows you to deploy a CentOS VM with Singularity installed, using the latest patched version of CentOS and version 2.3.1 of Singularity (by default). This will deploy an A8 size VM in the resource group location and return the FQDN of the VM.

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Parameter Name Description
adminUsername User name for the Virtual Machine.
dnsLabelPrefix Unique DNS Name for the Public IP used to access the Virtual Machine.
centOSVersion The CentOS version for the VM. This will pick a fully patched image of this given Centos version, specifically for HPC.
singularityVersion The version of Singularity to install on the VM
vmSize The size of the VM to create
_artifactsLocation The base URI where artifacts required by this template are located
_artifactsLocationSasToken The SAS Token required to access _artifactsLocation; this is stored on GitHub by default, so no SAS token is required
location Location for all resources.
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


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
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
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface