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Deploy a VM Scale Set with a Windows custom image

Last updated: 12/19/2016

This template allows you to deploy a simple VM Scale Set usng a custom Windows image. These VMs are behind a load balancer with HTTP load balancing (by default on port 80)

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Parameter Name Description
vmSSName The Name of the VM Scale Set
instanceCount Number of VM instances to create in the scale set
vmSize The size of the VM instances Created
dnsNamePrefix The Prefix for the DNS name of the new IP Address created
adminUsername The Username of the administrative user for each VM instance created
adminPassword The Password of the administrative user for each VM instance created
sourceImageVhdUri The source of the blob containing the custom image
frontEndLBPort The front end port to load balance
backEndLBPort The back end port to load balance
probeIntervalInSeconds The interval between load balancer health probes
numberOfProbes The number of probes that need to fail before a VM instance is deemed unhealthy
probeRequestPath The path used for the load balancer health probe

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