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In prior articles, we've discussed Azure Automation, Azure VM Agent extensions and PowerShell Desired State Configuration(DSC) as individual tools and approaches for automated workload provisioning. I'm frequently asked about how these tools can be used together to orchestrate end-to-end provisioning of cloud workloads, including fabric, OS and application components.
This article is part 1 of a two-part series.
In this article, I'll provide an example of leveraging Azure Automation runbooks and PowerShell Workflows in a concerted approach to fully automate all aspects of provisioning new IaaS workloads on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
In part 2 of this series, I'll provide an example of a working PowerShell DSC Configuration that can be used with Azure Automation runbooks to customize the configuration of operating system and application components running inside each VM as part of the provisioning process.