Azure Concepts

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Azure Security Concepts

Azure Security Concepts

Azure Networking Concepts

Azure Networking Concepts

Azure Storage Concepts

Azure Storage Concepts

Azure Compute Concepts

Azure Compute Concepts

Resource Concepts


A manageable item that is available through Azure. Resources include: virtual machines, storage accounts, web apps, databases, virtual networks, resource groups, subscriptions, management groups, tags, etc.

Resource Group

A container that holds related resources for an Azure solution. The resource group includes resources that should be managed as a group, in respect to the lifecycle, permissions and policies - all of the resources in a resource group share the same lifecycle, permissions and policies. The resource group metadata is stored in a certain location that is specified upon resource group creation. Note that a resource group does not seem to be aware of its members, while the member have a relationship with their group, via the "resourceGroup" element of their state.

Each resource can exist in only one resource group, but a resource can be moved to a different resource group.

Deleting a resource group removes all member resources, so this is potentially dangerous.

Resource Group Operations

Resource Manager

Resource Provider

A service that supplies Azure resources. Examples: Microsoft.Compute, which supplies virtual machines, Microsoft.Storage, etc.

Resource Provider Operations

Resource Manager Template

A JSON file that defines one or more resources to deploy to a resource group, subscription, management group or tenant.

Azure Service


Quota Operations

Azure Quota Operations


Not all products are available in all regions. Product availability can be queried with



Also see Azure CLI Configuration.

Virtual Machine

Azure Cloud Shell

Registered Application

Azure Registered Applications


Azure Tags