In this blog post, we are going to cover the basics of PowerShell and how it plays a key role in the Microsoft Azure Certification Exam.
PowerShell is a framework or you can say an interface built by the Azure team that lets the user automate and manage Windows Azure services. It is a command-line tool that uses the scripts or cmdlets to perform tasks such as creating and managing storage accounts or Virtual Machines that can easily be done using the preset commands.
Azure PowerShell cmdlets can help system administrators create, test, deploy and manage Azure cloud platform services using PowerShell. These cmdlets can be used to perform tasks like creating and configuring cloud services, provisioning virtual machines (VMs), setting up virtual networks and launching web applications. Also, check out our previous blog for Important PDF Documentation and Tutorials.
How Azure PowerShell Works
- PowerShell works by utilizing small scripts called cmdlets.
- Clients can enter a single cmdlet from the command line to make another virtual machine.
- Cmdlets can also be used to arrange a virtual machine, moving content from a local machine to an Azure storage blog, and making new resource groups.
- You can likewise compose scripts to automate your use of cmdlets.
Step by Step Instructions to Install Azure PowerShell Module
Azure PowerShell works by broadening Windows PowerShell with its own arrangement of modules and cmdlets. Programmers can enter these cmdlets from the command line to perform various tasks. On the other hand, the cmdlets can work programmatically, automate complicated tasks in the Azure cloud.
To utilize Azure PowerShell, clients first need to install it on their system.
Azure PowerShell works with PowerShell 5.1 or higher on Windows, or PowerShell Core 6.x and later on all platforms. If you aren’t sure if you have PowerShell or are on macOS or Linux, install the latest version of PowerShell Core.
To check your PowerShell version, run the command:
Install The Azure PowerShell Module:
The recommended install method is to only install for the active user:
Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber -Scope CurrentUser
If you want to install for all users on a system, this requires administrator privileges. From an elevated PowerShell session either run as administrator or with the sudo command on macOS or Linux:
Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber -Scope AllUsers
By default, the PowerShell gallery isn’t configured as a trusted repository for PowerShellGet. The first time you use the PSGallery you see the following prompt:
Untrusted repository You are installing the modules from an untrusted repository. If you trust this repository, change its InstallationPolicy value by running the Set-PSRepository cmdlet. Are you sure you want to install the modules from 'PSGallery'? [Y] Yes [A] Yes to All [N] No [L] No to All [S] Suspend [?] Help (default is "N"):
Answer Yes or Yes to All to continue with the installation.
The Az module is a rollup module for the Azure PowerShell cmdlets. Installing it downloads all of the available Azure Resource Manager modules, and makes their cmdlets available for use.
Connect To Your Azure Account
Once you’ve downloaded Azure PowerShell and connected it to your Azure account, you can start running the cmdlets. To start working with Azure PowerShell, sign in with your Azure credentials.
Note: If you’ve disabled module autoloading, manually import the module with Import-Module Az. Because of the way the module is structured, this can take a few seconds.
How Azure PowerShell Can Help
Programmers can use PowerShell’s cmdlets to create and manage multiple virtual machines. The system also comes in handy for building environments to test new scripts.
Below is a list of other critical Azure PowerShell benefits
- Create a new virtual machine. Use the New-AzureRmVm cmdlet to create a new VM. You’ll have to create the Azure RM Config object first. Even so, this one can save hours of data entry in Azure Portal forms.
- Configure a virtual machine. The Set-AzureRmVMCustomerScriptExtension cmdlet lets users run script files on their VM without the need to log in first.
- Move the content to an Azure Storage Blob from a local machine. The Set-AzureStorageBlobContent cmdlet lets you move content in a hassle-free way.
- Create a new resource group for an Environment with the New-AzureRmResourceGroup cmdlet. This makes it easy to control and keep track of environments without a lot of extra work.
We have also prepared a PowerShell Guide for you which contains all the necessary commands for the AZ103 Examination. Click Here to download the PowerShell Reference Guide for Azure.
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