Creating Azure Virtual Machine from Disk Image and continuous deployment using Bamboo.

In this post I will showing how to use Bamboo to create Azure Virtual machine from existing disk image and to do deployment of the projects/artefacts on the newly created virtual machine. The Idea was to create a Dev/Test environment in the cloud with all the application installed.

  1. Create New Plan in Bamboo.

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2. Click on Configure Plan.

Add Task – Choose Script. Enter the PowerShell script as per the below. The script will ask for Azure Login details, enter your azure subscription login details. The below script will create a txt file VirtualMachine.txt with the value “BizTalkIpAddress=<IPAddress>” of the newly created Virtual machine

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Select-AzureRmSubscription -SubscriptionId “<your subscription id>”

Set-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionId “<your subscription id”

$resourceGroupName = “Dev-BizTalk-VM-ResourceGroup”

$sourceUri = “https://<storage Name>” #Link to your existing disk image vhd file.

$location = “australiasoutheast”

$snapshotName = “bt2013R2Lab01btOSDisk_snapshot”

$StorageName = “btdevstorage”

$StorageType = “StandardLRS”

## Network

$InterfaceName = “btNetworkInterface0” + ${bamboo.buildNumber}

Write-Host “Inteface:”,${bamboo.buildNumber}

$Subnet1Name = “btSubnet01” 

$VNetName = “btVNet01”

$VNetAddressPrefix = “

$VNetSubnetAddressPrefix = “

## Compute

$VMName = “bt2013R2Lab0” + ${bamboo.buildNumber}

$ComputerName = “bt2013R2Lab0” + ${bamboo.buildNumber}

$VMSize = “Standard_DS2_v2”

$OSDiskName = $VMName + “btOSDisk”

$disk = Get-AzureRmDisk -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -DiskName $dataDiskName 

$osDiskName = “bt2013R2Lab0” + ${bamboo.buildNumber} + “btOSDisk”

Write-Host “OSDiskName:”,$osDiskName

$osDisk = New-AzureRmDisk -DiskName $osDiskName -Disk `

    (New-AzureRmDiskConfig -AccountType StandardLRS  -Location $location -CreateOption Import `

    -SourceUri $sourceUri) `

    -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName

$storageacc = Get-AzureRmStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName $ResourceGroupName 

# Network

$vnet   = Get-AzureRMVirtualNetwork -Name $VNetName -ResourceGroupName $ResourceGroupName

$pip = New-AzureRmPublicIpAddress -Name $InterfaceName -ResourceGroupName $ResourceGroupName -Location $Location `

   -AllocationMethod Dynamic

$nic = New-AzureRmNetworkInterface -Name $InterfaceName -ResourceGroupName $ResourceGroupName `

    -Location $location -SubnetId $vnet.Subnets[0].Id -PublicIpAddressId $pip.Id -NetworkSecurityGroupId $nsg.Id

$user = “admin”

$password = ”

$securePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString $password -AsPlainText -Force

$Credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ($user, $securePassword) 

$vmConfig = New-AzureRmVMConfig -VMName $vmName -VMSize “Standard_A2”

$vm = Add-AzureRmVMNetworkInterface -VM $vmConfig -Id $nic.Id

# Create the VM in Azure

$vm = Set-AzureRmVMOSDisk -VM $vm -ManagedDiskId $osDisk.Id -StorageAccountType $StorageType `

    -DiskSizeInGB 128 -CreateOption Attach -Windows

New-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $ResourceGroupName -Location $location -VM $vm

Set-AzureRmVMAccessExtension -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -VMName $VMName `

    -Name $ComputerName -Location $location -UserName $Credential.GetNetworkCredential().Username `

    -Password $Credential.GetNetworkCredential().Password -typeHandlerVersion “2.0”

$net=Get-AzureRmPublicIpAddress -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName -Name $InterfaceName

$ipAddress = $net.IpAddress

$Content = “BizTalkIpAddress=$ipAddress”

Write-Host $Content

write-output $Content | add-content ${}\Packages\VirtualMachine.txt

3.  Create Deployment Steps.

  • Artifact Download

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  • Inject Bamboo Variables. This is used to get the IP Address of the newly created virtual machine.

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  • Copy Package to the Azure VM. This is used to copy the downloaded packages to the newly created virtual machine.

$biztalkmachineIP =  ${bamboo.Azure.BizTalkIpAddress}

Write-Host “BizTalkIpAddress:”,${bamboo.Azure.BizTalkIpAddress}

$user = “admin”

$password = ”

$securePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString $password -AsPlainText -Force

$Credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ($user, $securePassword) 

$InstallerFile = “C:\SRC\STT.Common.IaaS.Test\STT.Common.IaaS.Test\MSI\STT.Common.IaaS.msi”

New-PSDrive -Name Y -PSProvider filesystem -Root “\\${bamboo.Azure.BizTalkIpAddress}\C$” -Credential $Credential

Copy-Item $InstallerFile -destination Y:\ -recurse 

Remove-PSDrive Y

#$session = New-PSSession -ComputerName ${bamboo.Azure.BizTalkIpAddress}  -Credential $Credential  -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Powershell32

#$LASTEXITCODE = Invoke-Command -Session $session -ScriptBlock {msiexec.exe /i “C:\STT.Common.IaaS.msi” /passive /log “c:\log.txt”}

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  • Install Application : This script will execute the installer package. This is just to prove that the packages are getting installed on the new machine.

Write-Host “BizTalkIpAddress:”,${bamboo.Azure.BizTalkIpAddress}

$user = “admin”

$password = ”

$securePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString $password -AsPlainText -Force

$Credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ($user, $securePassword) 

$session = New-PSSession -ComputerName ${bamboo.Azure.BizTalkIpAddress}  -Credential $Credential  -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Powershell32

$LASTEXITCODE = Invoke-Command -Session $session -ScriptBlock {msiexec.exe /i “C:\STT.Common.IaaS.msi” /passive /log “c:\log.txt”}

$exit_status = $LASTEXITCODE

exit $exit_status

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The whole idea is to how create instant environment in the Cloud. Once the environment is created we can download/build the packages from any repository and deploy to the new machine. I’ve just used bamboo because to give visual touch and use as an continuous Integration and deployment.

Note: This is not the BizTalk environment, with BizTalk there is still few things to be done on the machine.



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