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.

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

    159 votes
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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. Create PowerShell scripts to configure monitoring and alert

    Create PowerShell scripts to configure the monitoring level (minimal or verbose), the Metrics that appear in the Dashboard and the Alerts on that Metrics.

    54 votes
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  5. Powershell Cmdlet for Azure Mobile Services

    Should have a set of cmdlets for Azure Powershell to manage Azure Mobile Services in the same way you manage websites and cloud services.

    35 votes
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  6. 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?

    33 votes
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  7. Add more info to Login-AzureRMAccount in case of issue

    For ASM model we have useful info if login was not successful if we have issue with firewall.
    But ARM just "swallowing" exception without any explanation. Example in attachment

    30 votes
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  8. Powershell Support for Azure storage Table

    We heavily use Azure storage table and we don't support for managing and querying Azure storage tables. I am in support and not so in C#, but good at powershell.

    Can we get some sample scripts on like querying the Azure storage table based on .net class that are available for Azure storage table.

    30 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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.

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

  11. List owners of devices with "Get-AzureADDevice" command

    When using "Get-AzureADDevice" commands there is currently no way to retrieve information about the device owner. Adding this would add more flexibility when generating device reports from Azure AD through PowerShell.

    18 votes
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  12. 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

    16 votes
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  13. 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 }

    15 votes
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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?

    13 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Identify the co-administrators in with a powershell cmdlet

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

    11 votes
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  17. Inventory Generation for ARM

    Create a PowerShell script to generate inventory of a particular subscription for an Azure account. It should be developed for both ASM and ARM.

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  18. Powershell command to change azure alert state

    it would be nice to have a powershell command to bulk change the Azure Alerts state. Currently have 322 alerts to confirm and seems I can only do them 10 at at time? I tried with the smart group but it gives me a warning that it wont change the state doing it that way.

    if there is a way to do it with PS please let me know.

    10 votes
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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. 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 =…

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