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Demystifying ARM Templates: Introduction to ARM Templates

In this tutorial you will learn the what, the why about Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template. Why talk about declarative, idempotency.

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What it is

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template is a way to describe your infrastructure...

{
    "$schema": "https://schema.management.azure.com/schemas/2019-04-01/deploymentTemplate.json#",
    "contentVersion": "1.0.0.0",
    "parameters": {},
    "variables": {},
    "resources": [],
    "outputs": {},
    "functions": []
}

Why

Here are some advantages to use ARM template :

  • A template file is light and easy to keep in a repository.
  • It's very simple to have the exact same template deployed in multiple environments.
  • The template is idempotent.
  • ARM templates are really fast to deploy.
  • Easy to edit/ customize/ expand.
  • Easy to delete.

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Max Hamulyák

hi, it appears you mixed up part1 and part2 order. the cover image / video don't match the actual part