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azurerm_virtual_machine_disks resource


This resource will be deprecated when version 2 of the inspec-azure resource pack is released. Please use the azure_virtual_machine_disks resource instead.

Use the azurerm_virtual_machine_disks InSpec audit resource to test properties of some or all Azure Disks within a subscription.

Azure REST API version

This resource interacts with version 2019-03-01 of the Azure Management API. For more information see the official Azure documentation.

At the moment, there doesn’t appear to be a way to select the version of the Azure API docs. If you notice a newer version being referenced in the official documentation please open an issue or submit a pull request using the updated version.



This resource is available in the inspec-azure resource pack. To use it, add the following to your inspec.yml in your top-level profile:

  - name: inspec-azure

You’ll also need to setup your Azure credentials; see the resource pack README.


This resource first became available in 1.8.0 of the inspec-azure resource pack.


An azurerm_virtual_machine_disks resource block returns all Azure Disks in a subscription.

describe azurerm_virtual_machine_disks do


The following examples show how to use this InSpec audit resource.

Check a Disk exists

describe azurerm_virtual_machine_disks do
  it('names') { should include 'app-server-disk' }

Ensure there are no detached disks

describe azurerm_virtual_machine_disks.where { attached == true } do
  it { should_not exist }

Filter Criteria

  • ids
  • names
  • properties
  • tags
  • locations
  • attached
  • resource_groups


For a full list of available matchers, see our Universal Matchers page.

This resource has the following special matchers.


The control will pass if the filter returns at least one result. Use should_not if you expect zero matches.

describe azurerm_virtual_machine_disks.where { <filter> == <criteria> } do
  it { should exist }

Azure Permissions

Your Service Principal must be setup with a contributor role on the subscription you wish to test.

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