ARM Template Creation FAQs and Solutions

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I need to need to copy four files from a website to four servers when I deploy the VM. How can I do this?

You can use the ARM method, which uses the ARM extensions function to copy the files to the servers when the systems start up.

How does the ARM file obtain the server IP address details and write them into the system startup configuration files?

Resource Manager does not support dynamically obtaining IP information, but you can use the Resource Manager extensions function to write the IP address into the configuration files when the system starts up.

You can also set a static IP address.

When a 1RMB account expires, can I copy the resources in it to another account?

No, you cannot copy the resource in a 1RMB account to another account when it expires, but you can apply and pay to upgrade to a standard account.

Do I need to pay to upgrade a 1RMB account?

1RMB accounts have certain limitations in terms of credit amounts and time. If the balance on your 1RMB account is insufficient, you need to renew payment to finish publishing. If your balance is insufficient or your account expires, the account may be deleted. We therefore recommend that you upgrade the 1RMB account to safeguard your image update and testing requirements. Details of the 1RMB trial account subscription.

I forgot my Azure account password. How can I recover it?

To recover your password, follow the procedure on the sign-in page. If your account is not a super account, you can ask the super account administrator to reset your password, or you can contact 21Vianet customer service.

What is Azure Resource Manager (ARM)?

For information about Resource Manager, see the official Azure Resource Manager overview document.

If we want to update an ARM template, do we need to republish an app, or can we use the “Publish new version” function in the management interface for the old app?

You can use the “Publish new version” function. Note that the URL of the new version of the Resource Manager template must be different from that of the original version. Otherwise, the new version will be invalid.

How can you tell whether an image is an ARM template or an image?

The Platform field for all images displays ARM, and you can find all Resource Manager templates by searching for ARM on the Azure Marketplace page.

When I publish to Azure Marketplace, can I post the image’s VHD address or ARM template URL outside Azure?

Image VHD addresses must be posted on Azure. Resource Manager template URLs can be posted outside Azure (on GitHub, for example).


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