Powershell: Create Web App in Microsoft Azure

In The previous article we discussed about Automation: Powershell Script to Create WebJob in Microsoft Azure

    Create Web App in Azure Environment


    This script creates a new Web app in the Azure Environment


    .\CreateAzureWebSite.ps1 -AzureSubscriptionName "dt - Dev" -WebSiteName "myPSTestWebSite" -Location "West US"

Powershell Script  to Create Web App in Microsoft Azure

[CmdletBinding(SupportsShouldProcess = $true)]

    # The name of valide Azure Subscription associated with Account
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]

    # The webSite Name you want to create

    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]

    # The Azure Data center Location

    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]

# The script has been tested on Powershell 3.0

Set-StrictMode -Version 3

[System.Net.WebRequest]::DefaultWebProxy.Credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials

# To authenticate through Windows Azure Active Directory and downloads associated subscriptions.


# To select specific subscription from available subscription "Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN"

Select-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionName $AzureSubscriptionName

# Check if Windows Azure Powershell is avaiable

if ((Get-Module -ListAvailable Azure) -eq $null)
    throw "Windows Azure Powershell not found! Please install from http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/downloads/#cmd-line-tools"
    Write-Host "Windows Azure Powershell is available!!!"

# Create the website

$website = Get-AzureWebsite | Where-Object {$_.Name -eq $WebSiteName }
if ($website -eq $null)
    Write-Host "Creating website '$WebSiteName'."
    $website = New-AzureWebsite -Name $WebSiteName -Location $Location
    Write-Host "Website '$WebSiteName' is created successfully."
    throw "Website already exists.  Please try a different website name."

In the next Article we will discuss about Automation: Powershell Script to Copy file from a local folder to an Azure blob storage container

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