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How to create a runbook

Updated: August 18, 2014

Applies To: Azure

You can add a runbook to Azure Automation using one of the following methods:

  • Create a new empty runbook.

  • Import a runbook from a script file containing a single Windows PowerShell Workflow.

  • Import a runbook from the Runbook Gallery.

The procedure for each of these methods is provided below. For details on editing the runbook, see Authoring Automation Runbooks.

  1. In the Azure Management portal, click, New, App Services, Automation, Runbook, Quick Create.

  2. Enter the required information, and then click Create. The runbook name must start with a letter and can have letters, numbers, underscores, and dashes.

  3. If you want to edit the runbook now, then click Edit Runbook. Otherwise, click OK.

  4. Your new runbook will appear on the Runbooks tab.

  1. In the Azure Management portal, select Automation and then select an Automation Account.

  2. Click Import.

  3. Click Browse for File and locate the script file to import.

  4. If you want to edit the runbook now, then click Edit Runbook. Otherwise, click OK.

  5. Your new runbook will appear on the Runbooks tab.

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