Azure IaaS ARM Template – Installing BGInfo VM Extension

When you want to install the BGInfo VM extension during the Azure VM deployment through an ARM template, then you have to add the following lines to your template.

"apiVersion": "2015-06-15",
"type": "Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/extensions",
"name": "[concat(variables('vmName'),'/', parameters('vmBGInfo'))]",
"location": "[parameters('location')]",
"dependsOn": [
"[concat('Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/', variables('vmName'))]"
"properties": {
"publisher": "Microsoft.Compute",
"type": "BGInfo",
"typeHandlerVersion": "2.1",
"settings": { },
"protectedSettings": null

For your template you have to customize the properties name, location and dependsOn. The lines have to be placed under resources after the VM definition in your template.

After a successful deployment you should see the informations provided by the BGInfo extension at your first RDP login.



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