Scripting and Command Line Tools

Azure provides two command line tools – PowerShell and Cross-Platform CLI – for you to manage your Azure subscriptions, accelerate your development and automate tasks via scripting, no matter whether you are on Windows, Mac or Linux.

If you have any feedback on Azure PowerShell or Azure Cross-Platform CLI, we’d love to hear it.

  1. Generate PowerShell Script from actions user takes in Azure Management Portal.

    When a user performs one or more action in the Azure Management Portal that results in an activity in Azure the equivalent PowerShell scriptlet should be generated and the user be allowed to download it. This is similar to other Microsoft products that provide PowerShell script access for actions completed via the UI.

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    5 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is a great idea. We are thinking about adding such functionality to the Portal. No confirmed plan yet. Thanks.

  2. Windows Azure VM Documentor

    This script should export the VM configuration like roles, drive configuration, memory, CPU, network settings to a csv file and Visio

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  3. Endpoint Notification / Audit

    I would like a powershell script that will go out and discovery any/all configured endpoints (anytime a VM in IaaS is using an Azure public IP). Produce a list of all endpoints, with IPs and ports.

    This is to prevent the use of public endpoints on VMs running in Azure when we have a VPN into a private vNET. The code below almost does what I'm looking for but not able to get back every port.

    foreach ($item in Get-AzureService)
    {

     Get-AzureVM -ServiceName $item.Label -Name $item.Label| where {$_.PowerState -eq "Started"}
    
    @{
    #Name = "RDP";
    Expression = { ($_ | Get-AzureEndpoint
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    2 comments  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We will see whether there is a way to do this with the Current Windows Azure PowerShell and if not, what it would take to provide such functionality.

  4. automatically download the latest ip ranges used by MS Azure Datacenters

    I see MS has provide website where you can download the public ip ranges used by MS Azure.

    The question is, is there a way to download the XML file from that site automatically using Python or other scripts? I am trying to schedule a task to grab the new IP range file and process it .

    Thanks,
    Adi

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    3 comments  ·  Xplat-CLI  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. We now have a report that is generated weekly on Mondays: Azure Service Tags JSON (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56519). This file includes all of the Service Tags and data by regions. This is an improvement over previous files as it includes tagging by Service Tag. We recommend you move to using this file and check weekly for updates. The file is broken out by Cloud (I.e. Public) and region (i.e., West US 2). We will take the RSS Feed request under advisement.

  5. PowerShell scripts for Azure ServiceBus management features

    I was looking the PowerShell CmdLet reference for managing the Azure ServiceBus. Although there is a REST API available, I would like to have CmdLets for creating/deleting queues, topics, subscriptions and manage rules.

    Is this planned or scheduled in a future release?

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  6. powershell timeout

    For all Azure Powershell commands that perform the API function of "Put Blob", such as Set-AzureDeployment, Set-AzureStorageBlobContent, and New-AzureDeployment, add a command parameter for the "timeout" URI parameter passed via the API. Currently, any such Powershell command results in a static "timeout" value of 90 (seconds) being passed via the API.

    Impact: Being able to define a "timeout" would be valuable for clients using PowerShell that have larger packages, slower connections, or the need to troubleshoot storage exceptions during storage or deployment operations.

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  7. create the Powershell (if possible CLI tools also) for Windows RT

    Wouldn't it be great for IT Pro's / Admins to have the Powershell CMDLet on Windows RT too?

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    Would love to see how many people actually do this on a daily basis. Also, this requires all the code we use in PowerShell to be PCL. Doable but need to understand the value first.

  8. Network and Firewall Logs

    It would be ideal if we could get the logs from the network and firewalls. I see that there are diagnostics available for the VPN but it would be ideal to see activity on the firewall and be able to put those logs into System Center or a syslog server or a system like LogRhythm for security analysis.

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  9. Ensure the Powershell cmdlets are suitable for scripting, not just interactive use, by supporting the Get-OperationStatus cmdlet

    The Codeplex versions of the PowerShell cmdlets supported Get-OperationStatus, which caused the script to wait until a previous operation was complete. This allowed scripting of deployments.

    Without this the PowerShell cmdlets are of little use for continuous deployment scripting.

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    1 comment  ·  Powershell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We understand the needs. Will think about besides expose the cmdlet, what else do we need to make it good for scripting.

  10. azure-cli should support two factor authentication and/or public key authentication

    azure-cli should support two factor authentication and/or public key authentication

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  11. Get-AzureRmSubscription should return Offer ID

    as need it when working with Rate Card API so want to automate set up of Application / Security Principal

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  12. Cleanup Services, VM's & VHD's deployed under a Cloud Service

    <#
    # PowerShell script to delete all VM's created under a Cloud Service.
    It also delete the VHDs from the storage

    >

    $subscription = Read-Host "Enter your Subscription Name"
    Select-AzureSubscription –Default $subscription
    Get-AzureService |
    Select-Object @{"Label"="ServiceName";Expression={$.Label}} |
    Out-GridView -Title "Select VM Deployments to Remove" -PassThru |
    ForEach-Object { Remove-AzureDeployment -ServiceName $
    .ServiceName -Slot Production -DeleteVHD -Force
    Remove-AzureService -ServiceName $_.ServiceName -Force }

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  13. Missing functionality in Azure CLI

    I see Azure PowerShell command to get and set owner for Active Directory applications. Need something similar in Azure CLI.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/azuread/get-azureadapplicationowner?view=azureadps-2.0

    Can you please keep Azure CLI up to date with functionality that is available in Azure PowerShell

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  14. Remove Azure VNet Using PowerShell Script

    Hi Guys,

    I am trying to remove the vnet from my subscription using power shell script but I am not able to find any way. I am also refer some blog for the same and I am not able to find it.

    So can you suggest me, How can I remove vnet using power shell?

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  15. Azure Backup Vault Status report notification via email

    After not finding a solution online for Azure Backup Vault reports I #developed this script.

    Script by De Jager Laubscher djlmeister@gmail.com and revised by #Theodore Seroadi

    Import-module Azure

    Put Your Azure Logon details below

    $MyAzureName = "joeblogs@blogs.com";
    $MyAzurePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString 'YourPasswordHere' -AsPlainText -Force;
    $AzureRMCredential = new-object -typename System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist $MyAzureName, $MyAzurePassword
    Add-AzureRMAccount -Credential $AzureRMCredential
    Switch-AzureMode AzureResourceManager

    cls

    Set the backup vault name and number of days you want to report Backups for

    Put the name of your Azure Backup Vault Below

    $backupvaultname = "Your Backup Vault name"
    $numberofdays = 2

    Initialize variables

    $DAILYBACKUPSTATS = @()
    $backupvault = Get-AzureRMBackupVault…

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  16. Deploy Multiple Domain joined Azure VM's in a new or existing Cloud Service

    <#
    # .SYNOPSIS
    The script is designed to create Multiple Azure VM's and join them to the specified domain while creation.
    Using this script you can achieve:
    1.Create Multiple Azure VM's under the same Cloud Service
    2.Add additional Azure VM's under an already created Cloud Service

    Requirements:
    1.Azure Powershell Module installed in the machine.
    2.Your Subscription Name, you need to specify the subscription name while using the script.
    3.Pre-created Affinity Group, you need to specify the name while using the script.
    4.Pre-created Storage in Azure, you need to specify the storage name while using the script.
    5.Pre-created Virtual Network in…

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  17. Make Remove-AzureRmSqlDatabase really blocking (until database has really been deleted)

    Currently, the Remove-AzureRmSqlDatabase powershell cmdlet wait for the database to be deleted, but any call to Restore-AzureRmSqlDatabase or New-AzureRmSqlDatabase will result in an error "a database with named *** already exists".

    As of now, we have to retry creating the database inside a loop.

    Please make the Remove-AzureRmSqlDatabase really blocking, so that when the commands returns, we can effectively create a new database using the same name.

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  18. Powershell Cmd to List All Alert Rules of Subscription

    Hi,

    In our environment we are trying to stop all alert rules on non-business hours. Since monitor section does not have any maintenance window, we are trying to create powershell using get all the alert rule and disable it. Please allow us to enable\disable all Alert rule(Activity\Metric\Log Analytics Query) using pwershell cmd.

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  19. Reevaluate Azure Policy button/powershell command

    In Azure Policies, we can find the compliance state, but it will take too long to evaluate this compliance state.
    1-Please, speedup evaluation
    2- Add a button "reevaluate policy now", because after an update of the policy- customer want asap see - how his modification affect resources

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  20. Identify the co-administrators in with a powershell cmdlet

    Need a way to view the administrators and co-administrators within a subscription

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