Troubleshooting Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machine Extensions

Troubleshooting can be difficult, specially when one don’t know where to find corresponding log files. While I developed a Azure Resource Manager Template, I want to add a Virtual Machine Desired State Configuration Extension and a Virtual Machine Custom Script Extension.

When I tried to deploy the template I got that error:

 
Resource Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/extensions 'vm01/script4configvm' failed with message 'The resource operation completed with terminal provisioning state 'Failed'.'

Now was the question, where to find more Infos about that. While searching in Azure Resource Manager Portal, I found it:

Troubleshooting VM extensions in Azure Resource Manager Portal

Troubleshooting VM extensions in Azure Resource Manager Portal

At the Azure Resource Manager Portal select the virtual machine resource to troubleshoot and click on “All settings”. On the “Settings” panel click on “Extensions”. In “Extensions” select the extension to troubleshoot and then in the upcoming pane on the right side click “View detailed status”.

This will open a JSON file containing the complete log of the provisioning process.

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