Deploying A New Container Group Using Azure PowerShell

Before starting, a MSDN account is needed to use the Azure platform, please refer to your manager for further information.

In this tutorial, the PowerShell commandlets will be used to deploy a Windows image that packages Internet Information Services (IIS).

Launch the command prompt and type az login to authenticate on the Azure platform (see below):

az login1
Wait until a browser is launched so that you can login (see below):

You have logged into Microsoft Azure!

To create a new container, the following command will be used:

  • New-AzResourceGroup
  • New-AzContainer Group
  • Get-AzcontainerGroup
  • Get-AzContainerInstanceLog
  • Remove-AzResourceGroup

Open the command prompt and type powershell to start.

Define the variable resource group that will hold the container group:

  • $resourceGroup = “WinIIS-Tuto” (hit enter)

Define the variable location:

  • $location = “westeurope” (hit enter)

Create the resource group and the location:

  • New-AzResourceGroup -Name $resourceGroup -location $location (hit enter)

The resource group and the location are now created.

Define the variable container group (only lowercase letters, numbers and dashes):

  • $containerGroupName = “image-iis3” (hit enter)

Create the container group:

  • New-AzContainerGroup -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup `
  • -Name $containerGroupName -Image microsoft/iis:nanoserver `
  • -IpAddressType Public -DnsNameLabel wind-iis2 `
  • -osType Windows -Memory 2 -Cpu 2 -RestartPolicy OnFailure

The DnsNamelabel should be unique.

Hit enter to execute the commands.

During the execution process, use the following command-line to check the status of the container group:

  • Get-AzContainerGroup -ResourceGroupName `
  • $resourceGroup -Name $containerGroupName

The ProvisioningState variable display the three state of creation of the container group which is pendingcreating and succeeded.

A public random ip address is assigned and a fully qualified domain name which is

To check if the container is up and running, open a browser and type the FQDN.

To check the container group logs, type the following command:

  • Get-AzContainerInstanceLog -ResourceGroupName `
  • $resourceGroup -ContainerGroupName $containerGroupName

As a test environment and to avoid paying extra cost, make sure to delete the resource group created if not used (command-line below).

  • Remove-AzResourceGroup -Name $resourceGroup -Force

Need further details about deploying a container in Azure, please check here.