Create Azure Automation Runbook to retrieve Azure VMs

Last updated: 12/4/2015

This template creates an Azure Automation runbook that retrieves Azure V1 VMs and a credential to authenticate to Azure. It then starts the runbook job.

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Parameter Name Description
accountName The name of the Azure Automation account to deploy to.
credentialName DefaultAzureCredential is the name of the Automation credential used in this runbook. This credential allows you to authenticate to Azure.
userName The username for the Azure Automation credential.
password The password for the Azure Automation credential.
jobId The GUID for the runbook job to be started.

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