Last week, I wrote an article about using the new Azure Preview Portal and new IaaS Resource Group Gallery templates to provision an entire cloud-based server farm in as little as eight mouse-clicks – complete with storage, virtual networking and multiple VM tiers.
Since publishing that article, I’ve been asked by a number of people how the same Resource Group model could be used to automate the provisioning of server farms using PowerShell. Beginning in version 0.8.0 of the Azure PowerShell modules, the Azure PowerShell installation actually installs 3 modules:
Azure Resource Manager can greatly simplify the management of multi-VM applications by allowing the related resources to be provisioned and managed as a Resource Group, rather than as a discrete set of individual resources. In this article, we’ll step through the process for leveraging the AzureResourceManager module to script the process for quickly building a new server farm in the cloud.
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