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User-Defined Routing in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager and Azure PowerShell 1.0 Preview

Here's a nice chunk of code that shows you how to configure IP forwarding and user-defined routes via the new Azure Resource Manager(ARM) API.

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Custom IP routing topologies on Azure Virtual Networks have been available for several months via native User-Defined Routing (UDR) and IP Forwarding features.  However, recently I’ve been receiving questions on how to configure IP forwarding and user-defined routes via the new Azure Resource Manager(ARM) API. 

Azure UDR 2

In this article, we’ll step through a set of PowerShell snippets that walk-through the entire end-to-end process of using the new Azure PowerShell 1.0 Preview module cmdlets for ARM to implement user-defined routing for the front-end subnet pictured above.

# Sign-in with Azure account credentials


# Select Azure Subscription

$subscriptionId = 
    (Get-AzureRmSubscription |
     Out-GridView `
        -Title "Select an Azure Subscription ..." `

Select-AzureRmSubscription `
    -SubscriptionId $subscriptionId

# First time only - register ARM core resource providers

Register-AzureRmResourceProvider `
    -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Compute

Register-AzureRmResourceProvider `
    -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Storage

Register-AzureRmResourceProvider `
    -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Network

Get-AzureRmResourceProvider | 
    Select-Object `
    -Property ProviderNamespace `
    -ExpandProperty ResourceTypes

# Select Resource Group in which existing VNET is provisioned

$rgName =
    (Get-AzureRmResourceGroup |
     Out-GridView `
        -Title "Select an Azure Resource Group ..." `

# Select Azure VNET and Location on which to enable UDR

$vnetName = 
    (Get-AzureRmVirtualNetwork `
        -ResourceGroupName $rgName).Name |
     Out-GridView `
        -Title "Select an Azure VNET ..." `

$vnet = Get-AzureRmVirtualNetwork `
    -ResourceGroupName $rgName `
    -Name $vnetName

$location = $vnet.Location

# Select Azure Subnet on which to enable UDR

$subnetName = 
    $vnet.Subnets.Name |
    Out-GridView `
        -Title "Select an Azure Subnet ..." `

$subnet = $vnet.Subnets | 
    Where-Object Name -eq $subnetName

# Create new UDR table

$routeTableName = "frontendroutetable"

$routeTable = New-AzureRmRouteTable `
    -Name $routeTableName `
    -ResourceGroupName $rgName `
    -Location $location

# Add a route to the UDR Table

$routeName = "frontendroute"

$routeTable | 
    Add-AzureRmRouteConfig `
        -Name $routeName `
        -AddressPrefix "" `
        -NextHopType VirtualAppliance `
        -NextHopIpAddress "" | 

# Assign UDR table to selected subnet

Set-AzureRmVirtualNetworkSubnetConfig `
    -VirtualNetwork $vnet `
    -Name $subnetName `
    -AddressPrefix $subnet.AddressPrefix `
    -RouteTableId $routeTable.Id |

# Confirm UDR table is provisioned and assigned to subnet

Get-AzureRmRouteTable `
    -ResourceGroupName $rgName `
    -Name $routeTableName

# Configure “Appliance” VM for IP Forwarding on each NIC

$vmName = 
    (Get-AzureRmVM -ResourceGroupName $rgName).Name |
        Out-GridView `
            -Title "Select a VM to configure forwarding ..." `

$nicName = 
    ((Get-AzureRmVM `
        -ResourceGroupName $rgName `
        -Name $vmName).NetworkInterfaceIDs).Split("/")[-1] |
            Out-GridView `
                -Title "Select a NIC to configure forwarding ..." `

$nicConfig = 
    Get-AzureRmNetworkInterface `
        -ResourceGroupName $rgName `
        -Name $nicName

$nicConfig.EnableIPForwarding = $true

$nicConfig | Set-AzureRmNetworkInterface

See you in the Clouds!

- Keith

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