Use an Azure PowerShell command to create an empty cloud service (classic) container


Cloud Services (classic) is now deprecated for new customers and will be retired on August 31st, 2024 for all customers. New deployments should use the new Azure Resource Manager based deployment model Azure Cloud Services (extended support).

This article explains how to quickly create a Cloud Services container using Azure PowerShell cmdlets. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Install the Microsoft Azure PowerShell cmdlet from the Azure PowerShell downloads page.

  2. Open the PowerShell command prompt.

  3. Use the Add-AzureAccount to sign in.


    For further instruction on installing the Azure PowerShell cmdlet and connecting to your Azure subscription, refer to How to install and configure Azure PowerShell.

  4. Use the New-AzureService cmdlet to create an empty Azure cloud service container.

    New-AzureService [-ServiceName] <String> [-AffinityGroup] <String> [[-Label] <String>] [[-Description] <String>] [[-ReverseDnsFqdn] <String>] [<CommonParameters>]
    New-AzureService [-ServiceName] <String> [-Location] <String> [[-Label] <String>] [[-Description] <String>] [[-ReverseDnsFqdn] <String>] [<CommonParameters>]
  5. Follow this example to invoke the cmdlet:

    New-AzureService -ServiceName "mytestcloudservice" -Location "Central US" -Label "mytestcloudservice"

For more information about creating the Azure cloud service, run:

Get-help New-AzureService

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