What is the NetworkWatcherRG?

TravisCragg-MSFT 5,626 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
2020-05-14T21:40:58.827+00:00

What is the NetworkWatcherRG? Can I manage the Network Watcher Resource?

[Note: As we migrate from MSDN, this question has been posted by an Azure Cloud Engineer as a frequently asked question] Source: Microsoft Learn

Azure Network Watcher
Azure Network Watcher
An Azure service that is used to monitor, diagnose, and gain insights into network performance and health.
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  1. Mike Ubezzi 2,771 Reputation points
    2020-05-14T22:32:46.263+00:00

    Network Watcher resources are located in the hidden NetworkWatcherRG resource group which is created automatically. For example, the NSG Flow Logs resource is a child resource of Network Watcher and is enabled in the NetworkWatcherRG.

    The Network Watcher resource represents the backend service for Network Watcher and is fully managed by Azure. Customers do no need to manage it. Operations like move are not supported on the resource. However, the resource can be deleted.

    Source: Microsoft Learn


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  1. Krunoslav Galojlic 1 Reputation point
    2020-11-05T10:57:46.453+00:00

    Plain and simple. Thank you

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  2. Andrei Kazakou 1 Reputation point
    2021-10-01T09:28:33.18+00:00

    What about managing this group? If I have policies that required assigning some tags to all resource groups - a creation of that resource group will be declined. Can I create that resource group manually and assign tags? Will it be used for the next deployments?