Managing virtual machines is a core use case for Microsoft Azure.
VMs can be created for different purposes, with different operating systems, in different Azure regions and sizes. Additionally, various infrastructure and security settings need to be considered and, depending on enterprise standards, set properly.
As a result, manually creating and maintaining VMs quickly becomes time-consuming and tedious. On top of that, each Azure VM incurs monthly costs, even when it is inactive and shut down.
Creating a new VM in Azure requires administrative rights in the respective Azure Subscription or Azure Resource Group. That’s why this task has been almost exclusively in the hands of IT administrators.
With PowerShell and the ScriptRunner software platform, you can effortlessly standardize the creation of new Azure VM. Plus, you can easily delegate the task to your help desk teams and departments via the ScriptRunner Portal.