A quick PowerShell script to start using Azure RM Infrastructure

Are you or your team using the Azure Portal? But everyone say use PowerShell? Or perhaps JSON?

Let’s start with a PowerShell Script, that will let you connect to Azure Resource Manager (AzureRM).

#Get connected to your Azure Subscription.

#Install Azure RM Commands.
Install-Module AzureRM

#Import Azure RM Commands.
Import-Module AzureRM

#Login to AzureRM.

#See which Azure RM Subscription your currently managin.

#Get a view of all Azure RM Subscriptions your account is administrating.

#Select a subscription by copying the SubscriptionName.
Get-AzureRmSubscription –SubscriptionName "MSDN-plattformer" | Select-AzureRmSubscription


Then we need to create the initial structure, which will be reused and going forward is static values. Basically we create a Resource Group, a Storage Account, a Virtual Subnet and a Virtual Network.


#Datacenter location
$locName = "northeurope"
#Resource Group Name
$rgName = "DEMO"
#Storage Account
$stName = "itiscloudydemo01"
#Virtual subnet
$subnetName = "itiscloudydemo"
#Virtual network
$vnetName = "itiscloudydemo"

#Create a Resource Group
New-AzureRmResourceGroup -Name $rgName -Location $locName -Force
#Create a Storage Account
$storageAcc = New-AzureRmStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName $rgName -Name $stName -SkuName "Standard_GRS" -Kind "Storage" -Location $locName
#Create a Virtual Network Subnet
$singleSubnet = New-AzureRmVirtualNetworkSubnetConfig -Name $subnetName -AddressPrefix
#Create a Virtual Network
$vnet = New-AzureRmVirtualNetwork -Name $vnetName -ResourceGroupName $rgName -Location $locName -AddressPrefix -Subnet $singleSubnet


See my next post with two PowerShell scripts to manage new Azure RM Virtual Machines, either by editing the PowerShell variables or being prompted for input to the variables.

One response to “A quick PowerShell script to start using Azure RM Infrastructure”

  1. […] the initial infrastructure is created, see post http://johana30.sg-host.com/?p=1104 for how to do that, we can start by using this PS Script and change the static variables to suite […]

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I am Roy Apalnes, a Microsoft Cloud Evangelist working av Sopra Steria. Main focus in Microsoft Security and Endpoint Management, with a bigger picture in mind.

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