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Manage Azure Cloud with ARM Templates (Template Limits) Part 2

This handout shows The Template Limits to consider while working with Microsoft Azure ARM Templates.
A cloud computing platform that offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications.
With Azure Resource Manager (ARM) you can deploy, delete, or update all resources for your solution in a single and coordinated operation by using templates.

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Manage Azure Cloud with ARM Templates (Template Limits) Part 2

  1. 1. Manage your Azure Cloud with ARM Templates What You Need to Know: Deep Dive Useful Tips Here are some useful tips to keep in mind while working with ARM templates: Template Limits Here are some template limits that you must keep in mind while working with Azure ARM templates. Template size: 1MB Parameter file size: 64 KB You are also limited to: 256 parameters 800 resources (including copy count) 256 variables 64 output values 24,576 characters in a template expression Format JSON for better readability Pass templates through JSON validator REMEMBER
  2. 2. Manage your Azure Cloud with ARM Templates What You Need to Know: Deep Dive Deployment Modes Azure ARM templates has two deployment modes: incremental and complete. Nested Templates: Best Practices While creating nested templates, keep these four key properties in mind. Always make sure you include these four properties in your nested templates. Main Template Input parameters Shared Resources Template Deploy shared resources Optional Resources Template Conditionally deploy resources Member Resource Templates & Scripts Reusable or custom scripts Incremental Default mode Doesn’t remove or modify resources Provides support for versioning and rolling back deployments Complete Deletes resources not mentioned in the template Best for “Starting Fresh” or refactoring a solution