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Taking the Pulse of Your Azure VM

Mark Broadbent has put together a quick Powershell script to figure out what’s going on with an Azure VM:

I was recently given the task of identifying the state of an Azure VM so that an automation script using the az vm run-command invoke would not fail if the VM was down or under a reboot.

I initially thought the task would be really easy and a simple query of the VM state using Get-AzVM would provide us with a running state property of the VM, but as it happens the state is a little abstracted.

Click through to see how Mark solved the challenge.