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Create a VM with multiple empty StandardSSD_LRS Data Disks

Last updated: 10/23/2021

This template allows you to create a Windows Virtual Machine from a specified image. It also attaches multiple empty StandardSSD data disks by default. Note that you can specify the size and the Storage type (Standard_LRS, StandardSSD_LRS and Premium_LRS) of the empty data disks.

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Parameter Name Description
virtualMachineName The name of the VM
adminUsername The admin user name of the VM
adminPassword The admin password of the VM
dataDiskSize The size in GB of the data disks
dataDisksCount The number of data disks to create
diskType The Storage type of the data Disks
virtualMachineSize The virtual machine size. Enter a Premium capable VM size if DiskType is entered as Premium_LRS
windowsOSVersion The Windows version for the VM.
location Location for all resources.

Use the template


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
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
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface