VM Scale Set Configuration managed by Azure Automation

Last updated: 8/30/2018

Deploy a VM Scale Set where virtual machines are deployed as registered nodes in the Azure Automation Desired State Configuration service, and node configuration is guaranteed consistency after deployment. NOTE: Required prerequisites Registration Key and Registration URL are available only after successful creation of an Azure Automation Account for Azure Automation DSC.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
location The Azure location to deploy all resources
vmssName Naming convention for the vm scale set
instanceCount The number of vms to provision initially in the scale set
virtualNetworkAddressRange The address range of the new virtual network
virtualNetworkSubnet The address range of the subnet created in the new virtual network
nicIPAddress The IP address of the new AD VM
adminUsername The name of the Administrator of the new VM and Domain
adminPassword The password for the Administrator account of the new VM and Domain
VMSize The size of the VM Created
domainName The full qualified domain name to be created
_artifactsLocation Path to the nested templates used in this deployment
_artifactsLocationSasToken SAS token to access artifacts location, if required
compileName Unique value to identify compilation job

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-vmss-automation-dsc/azuredeploy.json
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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-vmss-automation-dsc/azuredeploy.json
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