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Create Azure Automation account

Last updated: 7/10/2021

This template provides an example of how create an Azure Automation account and links it to a new or existing Azure Monitor Log Analytics workspace.

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Parameter Name Description
workspaceName Workspace name
sku Pricing tier: perGB2018 or legacy tiers (Free, Standalone, PerNode, Standard or Premium), which are not available to all customers.
dataRetention Number of days to retain data.
location Specifies the location in which to create the workspace.
automationAccountName Automation account name
sampleGraphicalRunbookName (no description available)
sampleGraphicalRunbookDescription (no description available)
samplePowerShellRunbookName (no description available)
samplePowerShellRunbookDescription (no description available)
samplePython2RunbookName (no description available)
samplePython2RunbookDescription (no description available)
_artifactsLocation URI to artifacts location
_artifactsLocationSasToken The sasToken required to access _artifactsLocation. When the template is deployed using the accompanying scripts, a sasToken will be automatically generated

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