With JSON-based Parameter Files you can supply environment variables consistently and conviniently to your ARM Templates.


In this episode I give you introduction to parameter files for Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates with use of parameter types, optional parameters, default values, etc.. I will show you best practices and showcase few use-cases.

Source code for demos: https://github.com/MarczakIO/azure4everyone-samples/tree/master/azure-resourcemanager-templates-parameter-files


In this episode I will show you a live demo of

  • Creating parameter files manually
  • Automatically generated parameter files
  • Deployment from Azure Portal
  • Deployment from Azure CLI
  • Overriding parameters from files with Azure CLI


Next steps for you after watching the video

  1. Parameter files intro
  2. Pass reference types with Azure Key Vault

Adam Marczak

Programmer, architect, trainer, blogger, evangelist are just a few of many titles. What I really am, is a passionate technology enthusiast. I take great pleasure in learning new technologies and finding ways in which it can aid people every day. My latest passion is running an Azure 4 Everyone YouTube channel, where I show that Azure really is for everyone!

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