Part 1: ARM Templates – A Walkthrough

Hey there folks, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything as I’ve been spending the last couple of months finishing off a few projects at work. In the gaps, I’ve been putting a little time aside to try and get to grips with Azure Resource Manager templates, how they’re put together and how I go about making use of them.

I’ve had a play about with ARM before and knew the basic concepts but it mainly consisted around deploying single IaaS VMs with various OS versions, Storage Account types and roles, I wanted something MORE!

With that in mind, I went to the obvious place to look for something with a little more meat on the boneā€¦nothing too crazy first time out though: https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/

The above GitHub repo is a great place to start as it has a massive collection of templates ranging from introductory to really quite advanced, and although advanced is my goal, let’s start with something more manageable.

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