Create a virtual machine using an existing managed OS disk with CLI
This script creates a virtual machine by attaching an existing managed disk as OS disk. Use this script in preceding scenarios:
- Create a VM from an existing managed OS disk that was copied from a managed disk in different subscription
- Create a VM from an existing managed disk that was created from a specialized VHD file
- Create a VM from an existing managed OS disk that was created from a snapshot
To run this sample, make sure you have installed the latest version of the Azure CLI. To start, run
az login to create a connection with Azure.
This sample works in a Bash shell. For options on running Azure CLI scripts on Windows client, see Install the Azure CLI on Windows.
If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
#Provide the subscription Id subscriptionId=6492b1f7-f219-446b-b509-314e17e1efb0 #Provide the name of your resource group resourceGroupName=myResourceGroupName #Provide the name of the Managed Disk managedDiskName=myDiskName #Provide the OS type osType=linux #Provide the name of the virtual machine virtualMachineName=myVirtualMachineName123 #Set the context to the subscription Id where Managed Disk exists and where VM will be created az account set --subscription $subscriptionId #Get the resource Id of the managed disk managedDiskId=$(az disk show --name $managedDiskName --resource-group $resourceGroupName --query [id] -o tsv) #Create VM by attaching existing managed disks as OS az vm create --name $virtualMachineName --resource-group $resourceGroupName --attach-os-disk $managedDiskId --os-type $osType
Clean up deployment
Run the following command to remove the resource group, VM, and all related resources.
az group delete --name myResourceGroup
This script uses the following commands to get managed disk properties, attach a managed disk to a new VM and create a VM. Each item in the table links to command specific documentation.
|az disk show||Gets managed disk properties using disk name and resource group name. Id property is used to attach a managed disk to a new VM|
|az vm create||Creates a VM using a managed OS disk|
For more information on the Azure CLI, see Azure CLI documentation.
Additional virtual machine CLI script samples can be found in the Azure Linux VM documentation.