How to start using Azure PowerShell in Docker
Recently I was reading that AzureRM PowerShell module is getting retried beginning of 2024. It sounds like long time, but nowadays, thing are going to fast and 2 years can fly so fast. I have chosen to install Azure PowerShell and play with it.
Because Az PowerShell modules now have all the capabilities of AzureRM PowerShell modules and more, we’ll retire AzureRM PowerShell modules on 29 February 2024.
To avoid service interruptions, update your scripts that use AzureRM PowerShell modules to use Az PowerShell modules by 29 February 2024. To automatically update your scripts, follow the quickstart guide.
Now I installing it using docker and not on my Windows Machine. I like the fact that it can be installed and run on multiple platforms and it does not require having latest PowerShell as suggested version 7, therefore. So here is the steps how I did it:
Step1: Pull docker image
docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/azure-powershell
Step2: Deploy it in Interactive mode
docker run -it -v ~/.Azure/AzureRmContext.json:/root/.Azure/AzureRmContext.json -v ~/.Azure/TokenCache.dat:/root/.Azure/TokenCache.dat mcr.microsoft.com/azure-powershell pwsh
A a new console will show.
Step3: Sign in to Azure
First things first, I will check the version
Now I will connect to Azure using
This will return a link
https://microsoft.com/devicelogin and device code
D6XRXRPXZ, fire up the url in browser and put the device code.
here after you will be forwarded to authentication page, use your azure username and password to login with it.
I assume all goes well, you will get following message.
And in your console you get your Account, Subscription Name, Tenant Id and Environment when successfully grand access.
Lets now for fun run few commands:
To get list of location to start with
Get-AzLocation | select Location.
To get list of my resources
Get-AzResourceGroup | Format-Table -GroupBy Location ResourceGroupName,ProvisioningState
Now lets create Azure Storage Account:
First we need to create resource group
New-AzResourceGroup -Name storage-rg -Location westeurope
Now we create Azure Storage Account
New-AzStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName storage-rg -Name stsysx001 -Location westeurope -SkuName Standard_RAGRS -Kind StorageV2
Hence this is just a play ground, I will delete my Azure Storage Account and Resource I created before
Remove-AzStorageAccount -Name stsysx001 -ResourceGroupName storage-rg Remove-AzResourceGroup -Name storage-rg
That is it, you can dig more in other commands, check Microsoft documentation.
Azure PowerShell is a powerful command line to achieve a lot of DevOps work.
Here we have learned how to deploying it on Docker, how to authenticating it and playing with it.
I am going to have a look at Azure Terraform, Microsoft Bicep and few others tools for DevOps and write some articles about them in the near future.
Originally published at https://itbackyard.com on January 26, 2022.