This article shows you how to use Azure Resource Manager templates and PowerShell to automate common tasks for deploying and managing Azure Virtual Machines. For more templates you can use, see Azure Quickstart Templates and App Frameworks.
- Deploy a Windows VM
- Create a custom VM image
- Deploy a multi-VM application that uses a virtual network and an external load balancer
- Log on to a virtual machine
- Start a virtual machine
- Stop a virtual machine
Before you get started, make sure you have Azure PowerShell ready to go.