Manage Azure Resource Groups by using Azure PowerShell
Learn how to use Azure PowerShell with Azure Resource Manager to manage your Azure resource groups. For managing Azure resources, see Manage Azure resources by using Azure PowerShell.
What is a resource group
A resource group is a container that holds related resources for an Azure solution. The resource group can include all the resources for the solution, or only those resources that you want to manage as a group. You decide how you want to add resources to resource groups based on what makes the most sense for your organization. Generally, add resources that share the same lifecycle to the same resource group so you can easily deploy, update, and delete them as a group.
The resource group stores metadata about the resources. When you specify a location for the resource group, you're specifying where that metadata is stored. For compliance reasons, you may need to ensure that your data is stored in a particular region.
Create resource groups
To create a resource group, use New-AzResourceGroup.
New-AzResourceGroup -Name exampleGroup -Location westus
List resource groups
To list the resource groups in your subscription, use Get-AzResourceGroup.
To get one resource group, provide the name of the resource group.
Get-AzResourceGroup -Name exampleGroup
Delete resource groups
To delete a resource group, use Remove-AzResourceGroup.
Remove-AzResourceGroup -Name exampleGroup
For more information about how Azure Resource Manager orders the deletion of resources, see Azure Resource Manager resource group deletion.
You can deploy Azure resources by using Azure PowerShell, or by deploying an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template or Bicep file.
The following example creates a storage account. The name you provide for the storage account must be unique across Azure.
New-AzStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName exampleGroup -Name examplestore -Location westus -SkuName "Standard_LRS"
To deploy an ARM template or Bicep file, use New-AzResourceGroupDeployment.
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName exampleGroup -TemplateFile storage.bicep
For more information about deploying an ARM template, see Deploy resources with ARM templates and Azure PowerShell.
For more information about deploying a Bicep file, see Deploy resources with Bicep and Azure PowerShell.
Lock resource groups
Locking prevents other users in your organization from accidentally deleting or modifying critical resources.
To prevent a resource group and its resources from being deleted, use New-AzResourceLock.
New-AzResourceLock -LockName LockGroup -LockLevel CanNotDelete -ResourceGroupName exampleGroup
To get the locks for a resource group, use Get-AzResourceLock.
Get-AzResourceLock -ResourceGroupName exampleGroup
For more information, see Lock resources with Azure Resource Manager.
Tag resource groups
You can apply tags to resource groups and resources to logically organize your assets. For information, see Using tags to organize your Azure resources.
Export resource groups to templates
To assist with creating ARM templates, you can export a template from existing resources. For more information, see Use Azure PowerShell to export a template.
Manage access to resource groups
Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC) is the way that you manage access to resources in Azure. For more information, see Add or remove Azure role assignments using Azure PowerShell.
- To learn Azure Resource Manager, see Azure Resource Manager overview.
- To learn the Resource Manager template syntax, see Understand the structure and syntax of Azure Resource Manager templates.
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