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Deploy Resources using an ARM Template in the Azure Portal

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates provide a powerful way to define Azure resources and configuration, by essentially using a text file. This helps with consistency and automation of resource deployments. In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to create a storage account using an ARM template and walk through modifying the template to see how parameters and variables work.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Apr 02, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Load the ARM Template Using the Azure Portal

    1. Download the ARM template to your computer or copy the template text from this link.
    2. Within the Azure portal, choose Create a resource and use the Template deployment (deploy using custom templates) option.
    3. Choose Build your own template in the editor and either paste the template text you copied or click Load file and select the labstoragetemplate.json file you downloaded previously.
  2. Challenge

    Modify the ARM Template Parameters and Variables

    1. Modify the ARM template as follows:
      • Add a parameter called storageAccountKind and modify the resource definition to use it.
      • Create a variable called uniqueStorageAccountName and use the storageAccountName parameter and a uniqueString function to provide the resource with a unique name.
      • Change the location of the storage account resource to be hard-coded as West US.
    2. Save the template.
  3. Challenge

    Deploy the ARM Template using the Parameters File

    1. Edit the parameters file as follows:
      • Set the storageAccountName to azurelab.
      • Set the storageAccountKind to StorageV2.
    2. Save the parameters.
    3. Deploy the ARM template to the existing subscription and resource group provided for this hands-on lab.

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