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Azure - Automatically deploy a VM in Azure (Runbook)

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I was looking for a way to automatically deploy a VM in Azure. The solution was quite simple: Azure Automation. I found the blog post of DexterPOSH very useful, but the script doesn’t work for me. Follow the steps on his blog and use this script below. I’ll update this post if I find some improvements. To-Do list: - Custom static IP as variable. - Custom domain as variable. [code language="powershell”] workflow Deploy-NonJoined-VM { param( [parameter(Mandatory)] [String] $VMName, [parameter(Mandatory)] [String] $ServiceName = “contoso”, [parameter(Mandatory)] [String] $InstanceSize = “Small”, [parameter(Mandatory)] [String] $VMImageName = “Specify custom or default image name”, [parameter(Mandatory)] [String] $AzureSubscriptionName = “Subscription-1”, [parameter(Mandatory)] [String] $StorageAccountName = “contoso”, [parameter(Mandatory)] [String] $VMSubnetName = “subnet-1”, [parameter(Mandatory)] [String] $VMVnetName = “CORP.contoso.com”, [parameter(Mandatory)] [String] $VMAffinityGroup = “West-Europe” ) $verbosepreference = ‘continue’ #Change this to your needs $DomainJoinAccount = “Domain Join Account” $LocalAccount = “LocalAdmin” $AutomationAccount = “Azure Automation Account” #Get the Credentials to authenticate agains Azure Write-Verbose -Message “Getting the Credentials” $Cred = Get-AutomationPSCredential -Name $AutomationAccount $LocalCred = Get-AutomationPSCredential -Name $LocalAccount $DomainCred = Get-AutomationPSCredential -Name $DomainJoinAccount #Add the Account to the Workflow Write-Verbose -Message “Adding the Azure Automation Account to Authenticate” Add-AzureAccount -Credential $Cred #select the Subscription Write-Verbose -Message “Selecting the $AzureSubscriptionName Subscription” Select-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionName $AzureSubscriptionName #Set the Storage for the Subscrption Write-Verbose -Message “Setting the Storage Account for the Subscription” Set-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionName $AzureSubscriptionName -CurrentStorageAccountName $StorageAccountName #Select the most recent Server 2012 R2 Image Write-Verbose -Message “Getting the Image details” $imagename = Get-AzureVMImage | where-object -filterscript { $_.ImageName -eq $VMImageName } | Sort-Object -Descending -Property PublishedDate | Select-Object -First 1 | select -ExpandProperty ImageName #use the above Image selected to build a new VM and wait for it to Boot $Username = $LocalCred.UserName $Password = $LocalCred.GetNetworkCredential().Password New-AzureQuickVM -Windows -ServiceName $ServiceName -Name $VMName -ImageName $imagename -Password $Password -AdminUsername $Username -SubnetNames $VMSubnetName -VNetName $VMVnetName -InstanceSize $InstanceSize -AffinityGroup $VMAffinityGroup -WaitForBoot Write-Verbose -Message “The VM is created and booted up now.. Deployment done.” } #Workflow end [/code]