Connects to Azure and starts specified VMs in a sequence and including a wait time between the VMs. It is based on Start-AzureV2VMs.
If you provide the sequence "vm1, vm2, 60, vm3, 30, vm4", then VM1 starts first, then VM2, then it waits 60 seconds before VM3 starts, then waits again for 30 seconds and finally VM4 starts.

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Install-Script -Name Start-VMsInSequence

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Thomas Zuehlke



AzureAutomation VirtualMachines Utility Start Sequence


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Version History

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1.2 (current version) 67 1/28/2020
1.1 25 1/28/2020
1.0 26 1/27/2020