Create a virtual machine with the Azure CLI
This script creates an Azure Virtual Machine running Windows Server 2016. After running the script, you can access the virtual machine through a Remote Desktop connection.
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.
#!/bin/bash # Update for your admin password AdminPassword=ChangeYourAdminPassword1 # Create a resource group. az group create --name myResourceGroup --location westeurope # Create a virtual network. az network vnet create --resource-group myResourceGroup --name myVnet --subnet-name mySubnet # Create a public IP address. az network public-ip create --resource-group myResourceGroup --name myPublicIP # Create a network security group. az network nsg create --resource-group myResourceGroup --name myNetworkSecurityGroup # Create a virtual network card and associate with public IP address and NSG. az network nic create \ --resource-group myResourceGroup \ --name myNic \ --vnet-name myVnet \ --subnet mySubnet \ --network-security-group myNetworkSecurityGroup \ --public-ip-address myPublicIP # Create a virtual machine. az vm create \ --resource-group myResourceGroup \ --name myVM \ --location westeurope \ --nics myNic \ --image win2016datacenter \ --admin-username azureuser \ --admin-password $AdminPassword # Open port 3389 to allow RDP traffic to host. az vm open-port --port 3389 --resource-group myResourceGroup --name myVM
Clean up deployment
Run the following command to remove the resource group, VM, and all related resources.
az group delete --name myResourceGroup --yes
This script uses the following commands to create a resource group, virtual machine, and all related resources. Each command in the table links to command specific documentation.
|az group create||Creates a resource group in which all resources are stored.|
|az network vnet create||Creates an Azure virtual network and subnet.|
|az network public-ip create||Creates a public IP address with a static IP address and an associated DNS name.|
|az network nsg create||Creates a network security group (NSG), which is a security boundary between the internet and the virtual machine.|
|az network nic create||Creates a virtual network card and attaches it to the virtual network, subnet, and NSG.|
|az vm create||Creates the virtual machine and connects it to the network card, virtual network, subnet, and NSG. This command also specifies the virtual machine image to be used, and administrative credentials.|
|az group delete||Deletes a resource group including all nested resources.|
For more information on the Azure CLI, see Azure CLI documentation.
Additional virtual machine CLI script samples can be found in the Azure Windows VM documentation.
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