Add extension to ARM VM

Category: azure vm


Jessica Ballard Microsoft (MSFT CSG) on Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:46:50

From @MotoWilliams via Twitter:

any idea why a VM doesn't have the option to add an extension? Using ARM VM, not classic.




Nagamalar Nagarajan on Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:02:38


Would you be able to let us know which extension you are trying to add?
You could refer the following link for details on Azure Virtual Machines extensions and features for both classic and ARM VMs:


Eric Williams (CM) on Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:55:07

The extension I'm interested in is the Octopus Deploy (DSC Extension-based)

G Bowerman (MSFT) on Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:02:59

The option is not available in the portal yet, but you can add an extension on the command line with Azure PowerShell using the Set-AzureRmVmExtension cmdlet (see, or with Azure CLI  using azure vm extension set.

You could start with the command line Octopus example here: - though adapt the command to use the new Azure Resource Command above.