Azure Run Command

Improvements in latest version

The Run Command option is a useful feature for running scripts with an Azure virtual machine (VM) directly from the Azure portal without connecting to the VM itself. 

A new version is currently in preview and offers the improvements listed below which address many of the existing limitations.

  • Scripts can now be cancelled
  • Multiple scripts can be run either in parallel or in sequence
  • Scripts can be incorporated into ARM templates for automated deployment and customisation of VMs
  • Long-running scripts are supported
  • Sensitive data (passwords/secrets) can be passed to the script securely
  • A timeout value can be configured for individual scripts

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