4.8 Ubuntu Azure CLI VM


I usually have a single resource group for my VM and the VM and resource group have the same name. Hence the examples below use a resource group and VM named aidev.

To list the resource details:

az resource list --name aidev

To list the virtual machines within the subscription:

az vm list --output table --show-details

To start a virtual machine:

az vm start --resource-group aidev --name aidev

To deallocate a virtual machine:

az vm deallocate --resource-group aidev --name aidev

Note that the stop command of az provides the following message:

About to power off the specified VM...
It will continue to be billed. To deallocate a VM, run: az vm deallocate.

The VM continues to be billed. Unlike in the web based portal where Stop does deallocate the resources. So be sure to deallocate (rather than stop) to avoid billing.

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