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Microsoft Azure Command-Line Tools

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Microsoft Azure CLI

A great cloud needs great tools; we’re excited to introduce Azure CLI, our next generation multi-platform command line experience for Azure.


$ az [ group ] [ subgroup ] [ command ] {parameters}

Getting Started

After installation, use the az configure command to help setup your environment.

$ az configure

For usage and help content, pass in the -h parameter, for example:

$ az storage -h
$ az vm create -h


Here are a few features and concepts that can help you get the most out of the Azure CLI.

The following examples are showing using the --output table format, you can change your default using the $ az configure command.

Tab Completion

We support tab-completion for groups, commands, and some parameters

# looking up resource group and name
$ az vm show -g [tab][tab]
AccountingGroup   RGOne  WebPropertiesRG
$ az vm show -g WebPropertiesRG -n [tab][tab]
StoreVM  Bizlogic
$ az vm show -g WebPropertiesRG -n Bizlogic


You can use the --query parameter and the JMESPath query syntax to customize your output.

$ az vm list --query '[].{name:name,os:storageProfile.osDisk.osType}'
Name                    Os
----------------------  -------
storevm                 Linux
bizlogic                Linux
demo32111vm             Windows
dcos-master-39DB807E-0  Linux

Creating a new Linux VM

The following block creates a new resource group in the ‘westus’ region, then creates a new Ubuntu VM. We automatically provide a series of smart defaults, such as setting up SSH with your ~/.ssh/ key. For more details, try az vm create -h.

$ az group create -l westus -n MyGroup
Name     Location
-------  ----------
MyGroup  westus

$ az vm create -g MyGroup -n MyVM --image ubuntults
MacAddress         ResourceGroup    PublicIpAddress    PrivateIpAddress
-----------------  ---------------  -----------------  ------------------
00-0D-3A-30-B2-D7  MyGroup

$ ssh
Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.19.0-65-generic x86_64)

System information as of Thu Sep 15 20:47:31 UTC 2016

System load: 0.39              Memory usage: 2%   Processes:       80
Usage of /:  39.6% of 1.94GB   Swap usage:   0%   Users logged in: 0


More Samples and Snippets

For more usage examples, take a look at our GitHub samples repo.

Reporting issues and feedback

If you encounter any bugs with the tool please file an issue in the Issues section of our GitHub repo.

To provide feedback from the command line, try the az feedback command.



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