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.
The portal provides a dashboard which you can use for monitoring and managing your resources. The dashboard is completely customizable, and you can create multiple dashboards to easily provide different views of subscription.
The best way to learn about working with dashboards is to view the Build Custom Dashboards in the Microsoft Azure Portal video.
After configuring a dashboard, you can publish it and share it with other users in your organization. Azure Role Based Access Control governs access to the information displayed by tiles in the portal. All published dashboards are implemented as Azure resources. From an access control perspective, dashboards are no different than a virtual machine or a storage account.
Here is an example. Let's say you have an Azure subscription and various members of your team have been assigned the roles of owner, contributor, or reader of the subscription. Users who are owners or contributors are able to list, view, create, modify, or delete dashboards within the subscription. Users who are readers are able to list and view dashboards, but cannot modify or delete them. Users with reader access are able to make local edits to a published dashboard (e.g. when troubleshooting an issue), but are not able to publish those changes back to the server. They will have the option to make a private copy of the dashboard for themselves.
Individual tiles on the dashboard enforce their own access control requirements based on the resources they display. Therefore, you can design a dashboard that is shared broadly while still protecting the data on individual tiles.
To see all of the resource groups in your subscription, select Resource groups.
Select the particular resource group you wish to manage. You will see a resource group blade that gives you information about that resource group, including a list of all of the resources in the group.
Selecting any of the resources shows you details about that resource.
Within the blade for a resource, you can add more graphs and tables by selecting Add a section below the summary.
You are presented with a tile gallery to select the information you would like to include in the blade. The types of tiles that are displayed are filtered by the resource type. Selecting a different resource will change the available tiles.
Drag the tile you need into the available spaces.
After selecting Done at the top of the portal, your new view is part of the blade.
For quick access to a resource group, you can pin the blade to your dashboard.
Or, 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.
You can apply tags to resource groups and resources to logically organize your assets. For information about working with tags through the portal, see Using tags to organize your Azure resources.
You can view information about your subscription and the rolled-up costs for all of your resources. Select Subscriptions and the subscription you want to see. You might only have one subscription to select.
Within the subscription blade, you will 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 all of the infrastructure is defined in the template.
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 are deleting a resource group because there might be resources in other resource groups that are linked to it. The linked resources will not be deleted but they may not operate as expected.
- 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.