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.

Mitch Denny

I'm a geek, husband and father. I live in Redmond, Washington and work for Microsoft helping to build Visual Studio Team Services. All opinions are my own, and not my employer's.

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