Manage Azure resources through portal
This topic shows how to use the Azure portal with Azure Resource Manager to manage your Azure resources. To learn about deploying resources through the portal, see Deploy resources with Resource Manager templates and Azure portal.
To see all the resource groups in your subscription, select Resource groups.
To create an empty resource group, select Add.
Provide a name and location for the new resource group. Select Create.
You may need to select Refresh to see the recently created resource group.
To customize the information displayed for your resource groups, select Columns.
Select the columns to add, and then select Update.
To learn about deploying resources to your new resource group, see Deploy resources with Resource Manager templates and Azure portal.
For quick access to a resource group, you can pin the blade to your dashboard.
The dashboard displays the resource group and its resources. You can select either the resource groups or any of its resources to navigate to the item.
You can apply tags to resource groups and resources to logically organize your assets. For information about working with tags, see Using tags to organize your Azure resources.
To add tags to existing resources and resource groups, select the tag icon.
You see a list of tags that your organization has already applied to resources. If you have not previously applied tags, the list is empty. To add a tag, simply specify a name and value and press Enter. After you've added a few tags, you'll notice autocomplete options based on pre-existing tag names and values. These autocomplete options ensure a consistent taxonomy across your resources and avoid common mistakes, like misspellings.
To view your taxonomy of tags in the portal, select More Services and Tags.
You see a summary of the tags in your subscription.
Select any of the tags to display the resources and resource groups with that tag.
Pin the most important tags to your Dashboard for quick access.
When you select a resource, the resource blade presents default graphs and tables for monitoring that resource type.
Select a resource and notice the Monitoring section. It includes graphs that are relevant to the resource type. The following image shows the default monitoring data for a storage account.
You can pin a section of the blade to your dashboard by selecting the ellipsis (...) above the section. You can also customize the size the section in the blade or remove it completely. The following image shows how to pin, customize, or remove the CPU and Memory section.
After pinning the section to the dashboard, you will see the summary on the dashboard. And, selecting it immediately takes you to more details about the data.
To completely customize the data you monitor through the portal, navigate to your default dashboard, and select New dashboard.
Give your new dashboard a name and drag tiles onto the dashboard. The tiles are filtered by different options.
In the blade for a resource, you see the options for managing the resource. The portal presents management options for that particular resource type. You see the management commands across the top of the resource blade and on the left side.
From these options, you can perform operations such as starting and stopping a virtual machine, or reconfiguring the properties of the virtual machine.
If you need to move resources to another resource group or another subscription, see Move resources to new resource group or subscription.
You can lock a subscription, resource group, or resource to prevent other users in your organization from accidentally deleting or modifying critical resources. For more information, see Lock resources with Azure Resource Manager.
In the Settings blade for the resource, resource group, or subscription that you wish to lock, select Locks.
To add a lock, select Add. If you want to create a lock at a parent level, select the parent. The currently selected resource inherits the lock from the parent. For example, you could lock the resource group to apply a lock to all its resources.
Give the lock a name and lock level. Optionally, you can add notes that describe the lock.
To delete the lock, select the ellipsis and Delete from the available options.
You can view information about your subscription and the rolled-up costs for all your resources. Select Subscriptions and the subscription you want to see. You might only have one subscription to select.
Within the subscription blade, you see a burn rate.
And, a breakdown of costs by resource type.
After setting up your resource group, you may want to view the Resource Manager template for the resource group. Exporting the template offers two benefits:
You can easily automate future deployments of the solution because the template contains all the complete infrastructure.
For step-by-step guidance, see Export Azure Resource Manager template from existing resources.
Deleting a resource group deletes all the resources contained within it. You can also delete individual resources within a resource group. You want to exercise caution when you delete a resource group because there might be resources in other resource groups that are linked to it. Resource Manager does not delete linked resources, but they may not operate correctly without the expected resources.
- To view audit logs, see Audit operations with Resource Manager.
- To troubleshoot deployment errors, see Troubleshooting resource group deployments with Azure portal.
- To deploy resources through the portal, see Deploy resources with Resource Manager templates and Azure portal.
- To manage access to resources, see Use role assignments to manage access to your Azure subscription resources.