Deploy a Linux or Windows VMSS with MSI

Last updated: 12/19/2019

This template allows you to deploy a Linux or Windows Virtual Machine Scale Set with a Managed Service Identity. That identity is then used to access Azure services.

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Parameters

Parameter Name Description
adminUsername Username for the Virtual Machine.
authenticationType Authentication type
adminPasswordorSSHKey OS Admin password or SSH Key depending on value of authentication type
location The Location For the resources
vmSize The size of the VM to create
instanceCount Number of VM instances (100 or less).
overProvision Over Provision VMSS Instances
_artifactsLocation The base URI where artifacts required by this template are located. When the template is deployed using the accompanying scripts, a private location in the subscription will be used and this value will be automatically generated.
_artifactsLocationSasToken The sasToken required to access _artifactsLocation.
operatingSystem Operating system to use for the virtual machine.

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-msi/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-vmss-msi/azuredeploy.json
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface