Deploy a GitHub Quickstart ARM Template using the Azure Portal

45 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates provide a powerful way in which to define Azure resources and configuration, by essentially using a text file. This helps with the consistency and automation of resource deployments.

In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to locate and leverage one of Microsoft’s public quickstart ARM Templates.


To help you walk through the lab, consider the following scenario:

You work as a cloud administrator for a company that has recently migrated to Azure with the help of a third-party consultancy.

You’re just beginning to use infrastructure-as-code, and need to build an ARM template for a storage account. You’re not sure where to start, so the third-party consultancy recommended using Microsoft’s quickstart templates to get up and running.

You need to create a General-purpose V2 Storage Account with multiple blob containers. Premium storage is required, with LRS replication configured.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Get Started and Locate a Template
  1. Log in to the Azure Portal using the credentials that have been provided for you (we’ll use the Azure Portal in a later objective).

  2. Locate a quickstart template for creating a Storage Account with multiple Blob Containers.

Note: There are several ways to locate a QuickStart ARM Template, as shown below:

Edit and Deploy a QuickStart ARM Template
  1. Edit the quickstart template in the Azure Portal to meet the requirements of the scenario (General-purpose v2 Storage, Premium Storage, LRS).
  2. Deploy the quickstart template to Central US using the existing Subscription and Resource Group.

Note: There are several ways to deploy a template, as shown below:

  • Use Deploy to Azure from the GitHub page
  • Use Deploy to Azure from the Microsoft Templates page
  • Manually select the template from the dropdown list within the ARM Resource settings page Template deployment > Deploy a Custom Template in the Marketplace within the Azure Portal. The teamplate is now named: storage-multi-blob-container

Note: The Microsoft ARM Template reference for Storage Accounts provides detailed information on how to define a Storage Account within an ARM template.

Additional Resources

Lab Setup

Log in to the Azure Portal by right-clicking Open Azure Portal and selecting the option to open it in a new private browser window. (This option will read differently depending on your browser — for example, in Chrome, it reads Open Link in Incognito Window.) Then, sign in using the credentials provided on the lab page.

Please note, this lab leverages different websites, outside of the Azure Portal, for reviewing publicly available quickstart templates. "101-storage-multi-blob-container" is now named "storage-multi-blob-container".

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