Azure Resource Types

I previously posted up a high level overview of Azure Resource Manager (ARM). The ARM coordinates the provisioning of resources within resource groups inside an Azure subscription. There are different kinds of resources that ARM can provision but right now there isn't a lot of documentation out there about what those resource types are. In the last post on ARM I showed how you could dump a copy of all the templates in the Azure Resource Group Gallery using the following Azure Powershell command:

Get-AzureResourceGroupGalleryTemplate | Save-AzureResourceGroupGalleryTemplate  

I wrote a small program that parsed each one of those *.json files and extracted a discrete set of resources that the Azure Resource Manager currently understands.

microsoft.cache/redis  
microsoft.classiccompute/domainnames  
microsoft.classiccompute/virtualmachines  
microsoft.classicnetwork/virtualnetworks  
microsoft.classicstorage/storageaccounts  
microsoft.classicstorage/storageaccounts/services/diagnosticsettings  
microsoft.datafactory/datafactories  
microsoft.documentdb/databaseaccounts  
microsoft.insights/alertrules  
microsoft.insights/autoscalesettings  
microsoft.insights/components  
microsoft.search/searchservices  
microsoft.sql/servers  
microsoft.sql/servers/databases  
microsoft.sql/servers/firewallrules  
microsoft.visualstudio/account  
microsoft.visualstudio/account/project  
microsoft.web/serverfarms  
microsoft.web/sites  
microsoft.web/sites/config  
microsoft.web/sites/extensions  
newrelic.apm/accounts  
successbricks.cleardb/databases  

This list isn't nearly as big as I would expect representing only a fraction of the services that Azure provides. Keep in mind that this list represents only those resources that exist within pre-baked templates in the gallery. You could potentially get a more complete list by using the Azure Resource Management REST API.