Create VMs in Availability Sets using Resource Loops

Last updated: 10/3/2020

Create 2-5 VMs in Availability Sets using Resource Loops. The VMs can be Unbuntu or Windows with a maximum of 5 VMs since this sample uses a single storageAccount

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
adminUsername Admin username for VM
numberOfInstances Number of VMs to deploy, limit 5 since this sample is using a single storage account
OS OS Platform for the VM
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.
vmSize description

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/201-vm-copy-index-loops/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/201-vm-copy-index-loops/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface