The Automation module gallery for Azure Automation is now available. The module gallery provides the ability to import modules from the PowerShell Gallery without leaving your Automation account. To access the module gallery from your Automation account, select Assets
> Browse gallery
After you have launched the Browse gallery
blade, you can search by the following fields:
- Module name
- Cmdlet/DSC resource name
When you drill into a specific module, you can view more information about the module, including a link back to the PowerShell Gallery, any required dependencies, and all of the cmdlets and/or DSC resources that the module contains.
When you click the Import
button, you will see the module name that you are about to import. If all the dependencies are installed, the OK
button will be active. If you are missing dependencies, you need to import those before you can import this module. Select OK
to import the module, and the module blade will launch. When Azure Automation imports a module to your account, it extracts metadata about the module and the cmdlets. Another feature we’ve added in this release is to show that the imported module is still in the process of extracting cmdlets, so you will know when it is ready for first use.
When the module is imported, you will see the available activities, and you can use its resources in your runbooks and Desired State Configuration.