Azure CLI – the cross-platform way


After having a ton of fun with raw PowerShell in both ASM ('Classic') and the far more sensible ARM models, I then discovered the stunning simplicity of JSON templates.

See the Quickstart gallery here: https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates

Combining the templates and DSC gives 'infrastructure as code' in a surprisingly simple/elegant way.

However this week I spent time with someone who literally NEVER logged into Windows machines and found the numerous PowerShell examples a bit odd.
To resolve this, one uses the XPLAT cli. This is truly cross-platform (Linux, MacOS, Windows) and can be used to do the deployments.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/xplat-cli-azure-resource-manager/

I've since discovered that an MVP, Trevor Sullivan, has done a top job at going into all this. See:

http://trevorsullivan.net/microsoft-azure/microsoft-azure-resource-manager/

Comments (2)

  1. Thank you for the Awesome links and this blogpost 😉

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