Azure Resource Manager Templates In Depth

Lab Steps

Logging into the Microsoft Azure Portal
Starting an Azure Cloud Shell
Deploying a VM Using Azure Resource Manager
Customizing an Azure Resource Manager Template with In Depth ARM Features
Validate Azure Resource Manager Templates In Depth

The hands-on lab is part of this learning path

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Time Limit1h 30m
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Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is a deployment and management service for Azure that allows you to manage resources using declarative JSON templates rather than scripts. With Azure Resource Manager, you have the ability to customize resource deployment using parameters, access controls, tags and more to tailor a template toward any scenario you need to. Additionally, you have the ability to use one of dozens of built-in functions to greatly increase the customization and automation of your deployments.

In this lab, you will first create a Windows virtual machine using an Azure Resource Manager template. Then, you will improve the template using several additional ARM features.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Understand several powerful features of Azure Resource Manager
  • Deploy Azure Resource Manager templates using the Azure CLI and Azure Cloud Shell
  • Customize Resource Manager templates using parameters, variables and functions

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Azure administrators
  • Students interested in the customization and automation of resources in Azure
  • Those looking to test for one of several Azure certifications, including AZ-103 and AZ-300


You should be familiar with:

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About the Author

Matt has worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies as a DevOps Engineer and Solutions Architect. He is an AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate and an AWS Certified Developer - Associate. He enjoys reading and learning new technologies.