Installing the Azure Az Module for PowerShell Core

45 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

The Az module in PowerShell Core is necessary for managing Azure resources. In this hands-on lab, we will show how to install the Az module and perform some basic commands for managing resources in Azure.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Log in to the VM
  1. Open a new terminal.
  2. Copy the public IP address, given to you along with this hands-on lab.
  3. In the terminal, enter ssh cloud_user@<PUBLIC_IP_OF_THE_VM>.
  4. Once logged in, enter pwsh to start the PowerShell prompt.
Install the Az PowerShell Module
  1. Install the module:

    Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber -Scope CurrentUser
  2. Type Y to continue installing from the PowerShell gallery.

Connect the Azure Account and Create a VM
  1. From the PowerShell prompt, enter the command Connect-AzAccount to connect to Azure.
  2. Go to https://microsoft.com/devicelogin, and enter the code provided in the terminal.
  3. Enter the username and password provided with this hands-on lab.
  4. Enter the following to create a new Azure VM:

    New-AzVM `
    -ResourceGroupName '<RESOURCE_GROUP_NAME_PROVIDED_IN_LAB>' `
    -Name 'myvm1234' `
    -Location 'westus' `
    -VirtualNetworkName '<VIRTUAL_NETWORK_NAME_PROVIDED_IN_LAB>' `
    -SubnetName 'default' `
    -SecurityGroupName '<NSG_PROVIDED_WITH_LAB>' `
    -PublicIpAddressName 'myvm1234pubip' `
    -OpenPorts 80,3389

Additional Resources

In this scenario, you must create some Azure resources, but you do not have the Az module installed yet on your Linux Machine. You are using a Linux VM with PowerShell Core installed, in which you must install the Az Module and use the Az Module to create a new VM.

In order to complete this hands-on lab, perform the following:

  • Log in to the VM that has been provided with this hands-on lab.
  • Open a PowerShell prompt with the pwsh command.
  • Install the Az module.
  • From that same PowerShell session, connect to your Azure account.
  • Once you've connected to your Azure account, create a new Azure VM.

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