March 2, 2024

Azure VM extensions

This application allows post-deployment configuration and automation tasks to be applied on Azure VMs. Azure VM extensions can be used to install software or run a script for instance.

They can be run using PowerShell, ARM templates, Azure CLI, and the Azure Portal.

Azure VM agent

The Azure VM agent manages interactions between an Azure VM and the Azure fabric controller runs VM extensions.

Installing VM extensions via the Azure Portal

In the portal, select the VM and choose ‘Extensions’, then click ‘Add’:

Then choose the extension you want and follow the instructions in the wizard:

Install antimalware extension

Useful tutorialDeploy VM extensions using ARM templates