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Getting Started with Azure Templates

In this lab, we use the Azure Portal to examine the components that make up an Azure QuickStart virtual machine template to gain a better understanding of the JSON template file structure.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jan 31, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Access the Azure Portal

    Launch the Azure Portal:

    1. Open an incognito or private browser.
    2. Launch the lab.
    3. Use the supplied username and password to connect.
  2. Challenge

    Run the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Quickstart Template

    1. Instead of going into the Marketplace, select Virtual Machines and Create, Virtual Machine.
    2. Choose "Windows Server 2016 Datacenter - Gen 1"
    3. Supply a virtual machine name.
    4. Supply a username and password.
    5. Complete the steps to finish the template.
    6. Download the template.
  3. Challenge

    Questions: Identify the Azure Templates Components

    Try to answer the following questions:

    • What is the schema and version?
    • How many parameters are there?
    • How many variables are there?
    • Where would one change the name of the virtual network?
    • How many resources make up a Windows 2016 quickstart VM?

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