Azure Cross-Platform Automation
About the Azure Cross-Platform (xPlat) CLI Tool4m 41s
Demo: Azure xPlat CLI Installation, Authentication, and Subscription Management9m 18s
Demo: Leveraging JSON Output in Azure xPlat CLI5m 19s
Demo: Managing Azure Resource Groups with Azure xPlat CLI16m 36s
Step-by-Step: Create a Virtual Machine with Azure xPlat CLI
Demo: Create Virtual Network & Subnet5m 47s
Demo: Create Public IP Address & Network Interface4m 22s
Demo: Create Storage Account2m 54s
Demo: Find an Azure VM Image2m 49s
Demo: Create the Virtual Machine7m 18s

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During this course, we will take a look at the Microsoft Azure Cross-Platform (xPlat) CLI Tool. The Azure xPlat CLI is a Node.js application that enables you to automate many common tasks within Microsoft Azure. Microsoft is developing the Azure xPlat CLI as an open source project, which is hosted on GitHub. If you run into any problems, have questions about how the tool works, or need clarification in the documentation, you can register for GitHub, and post a new issue on the issue tracker, for the Azure xPlat CLI project. The Azure xPlat CLI tool works with both the newer Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and the classic Azure Service Management (ASM) REST APIs.

Some of the common tasks that you might perform with the Azure xPlat CLI are: deploying Azure Resource Manager (ARM) JSON Templates into ARM Resource Groups, deleting Resource Groups, starting or stopping Azure IaaS Virtual Machines, deploying or deleting Virtual Machines, resizing Virtual Machines on-demand, managing Virtual Networks, Subnets, Network Security Groups (NSG), VPN Gateways, custom Route Tables, and much more!

Do you have questions on this course? Contact our cloud experts in our community forum.

About the Author

Trevor Sullivan is a Microsoft MVP for Windows PowerShell, and enjoys working with cloud and automation technologies. As a strong, vocal veteran of the Microsoft-centric IT field since 2004, Trevor has developed open source projects, provided significant amounts of product feedback, authored a large variety of training resources, and presented at IT functions including worldwide user groups and conferences.