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Create a VM with multiple NICs and RDP accessible

Last updated: 4/30/2021

This template allows you to create a Virtual Machines with multiple (2) network interfaces (NICs), and RDP connectable with a configured load balancer and an inbound NAT rule. More NICs can easily be added with this template. This template also deploys a Storage Account, Virtual Network, Public IP address, and 2 Network Interfaces (front-end and back-end).

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
adminPassword Admin password.
adminUsername Admin username.
dnsNameforLBIP DNS for Load Balancer IP.
location Location for all resources.
storageAccountName Name of storage account.
vmSize Size of the virtual machine.

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/quickstarts/microsoft.compute/1-vm-loadbalancer-2-nics/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/quickstarts/microsoft.compute/1-vm-loadbalancer-2-nics/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface