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Virtual Machine with Conditional Resources

Last updated: 9/18/2017

This template allows deploying a linux VM using new or existing resources for the Virtual Network, Storage and Public IP Address. It also allows for choosing between SSH and Password authenticate. The templates uses conditions and logic functions to remove the need for nested deployments.

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Parameter Name Description
location Location to for the resources.
vmName Name for the Virtual Machine.
adminUsername User name for the Virtual Machine.
authenticationType Type of authentication to use on the Virtual Machine.
adminPasswordOrKey Password or ssh key for the Virtual Machine.
vmSize Size for the Virtual Machine.
storageNewOrExisting Determines whether or not a new storage account should be provisioned.
storageAccountName Name of the storage account
storageAccountType Storage account type
storageAccountResourceGroupName Name of the resource group for the existing storage account
virtualNetworkNewOrExisting Determines whether or not a new virtual network should be provisioned.
virtualNetworkName Name of the virtual network
addressPrefixes Address prefix of the virtual network
subnetName Name of the subnet
subnetPrefix Subnet prefix of the virtual network
virtualNetworkResourceGroupName Name of the resource group for the existing virtual network
publicIpNewOrExisting Determines whether or not a new public ip should be provisioned.
publicIpName Name of the public ip address
publicIpDns DNS of the public ip address for the VM
publicIpResourceGroupName Name of the resource group for the public ip address

Use the template


New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment -Name <deployment-name> -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

azure config mode arm
azure group deployment create <my-resource-group> <my-deployment-name> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface