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Deploying an ARM Template in Complete Mode with PowerShell

For a more declarative approach to your resource deployments, Azure offers two types of deployment modes: incremental and complete. In complete mode, only the resources in the ARM template will be deployed to the resource group, and everything else will be deleted. In PowerShell, you can specify a mode when deploying resources, and in this hands-on lab, that is your objective.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 45m
Clock icon Jan 24, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Connect to Cloud Shell in the Azure Portal

    1. Open a web browser and go to
    2. Use the username and password provided with this hands-on lab to log in to the portal.
    3. Click the Cloud Shell icon in top menu bar to open it.
    4. Select PowerShell.
    5. Click Show advanced settings.
    6. Create a new storage account that is globally unique.
    7. Create a file share named "fileshare".
    8. Click Create storage.
  2. Challenge

    Create the ARM Template

    1. Create a new file (vim storage.json), and paste in the contents of the storage.json file provided on the lab page.
  3. Challenge

    Deploy the ARM Template in Complete Mode

    1. Deploy the resources in complete mode:

      New-AzResourceGroupDeployment `
        -Mode Complete `
        -Name DeployStorage `
        -ResourceGroupName $rg `
        -TemplateFile './storage.json'
    2. Verify that the preexisting resources in the resource group have been deleted.

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