Azure Automation with Powershell, CLI and ARM Templates

04:15 PM Monroe

The Azure portal is great for reviewing details of your resources and one-time operations. But when it comes to repetitive tasks, you can save time and reduce errors by executing a tested, repeatable process. This session dives into the scriptibility of Azure through the Azure Command Line Interface, ARM templates and the Azure Powershell cmdlets. We’ll quickly go over installation and general use, including how to accept input from users and other sources like KeyVault. In the case of the Azure CLI, we’ll see how to parse output with JMESPath queries for formatting and for using the results in subsequent commands. Then we’ll see how to execute these commands and scripts from a terminal, the Azure Cloud Shell, Automation Runbooks and even the Azure Android app! Whether you simply want to have a virtual machine automatically started every morning and stopped every night, or you need to provision complex multi-tenant resource deployments, automation scripting is the solution. This session will give you the knowledge to get started automating Azure right away. If you have an Azure subscription, bring your laptop or mobile device and hack along with me.