Abbreviation examples for Azure resources

This page gives you abbreviation examples for many of the resources in Azure. Below you'll find abbreviations mapped to resource and resource provider namespace.

Azure Naming Tool

If you use the abbreviations listed below, you should check out the Azure Naming Tool. It uses the abbreviations below to generate Azure-compliant names and could help you standardize your naming process. For more information, see Azure Naming Tool Overview.

General

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
API management service instance Microsoft.ApiManagement/service apim
Managed Identity Microsoft.ManagedIdentity/userAssignedIdentities id
Management group Microsoft.Management/managementGroups mg
Policy definition Microsoft.Authorization/policyDefinitions policy
Resource group Microsoft.Resources/resourceGroups rg

Networking

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
Application gateway Microsoft.Network/applicationGateways agw
Application security group (ASG) Microsoft.Network/applicationSecurityGroups asg
Bastion Microsoft.Network/bastionHosts bas
CDN profile Microsoft.Cdn/profiles cdnp
CDN endpoint Microsoft.Cdn/profiles/endpoints cdne
Connections Microsoft.Network/connections con
DNS Microsoft.Network/dnsZones dnsz
DNS zone Microsoft.Network/privateDnsZones pdnsz
Firewall Microsoft.Network/azureFirewalls afw
Firewall policy Microsoft.Network/firewallPolicies afwp
ExpressRoute circuit Microsoft.Network/expressRouteCircuits erc
Front Door instance Microsoft.Network/frontDoors fd
Front Door firewall policy Microsoft.Network/frontdoorWebApplicationFirewallPolicies fdfp
Load balancer (internal) Microsoft.Network/loadBalancers lbi
Load balancer (external) Microsoft.Network/loadBalancers lbe
Load balancer rule Microsoft.Network/loadBalancers/inboundNatRules rule
Local network gateway Microsoft.Network/localNetworkGateways lgw
NAT gateway Microsoft.Network/natGateways ng
Network interface (NIC) Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces nic
Network security group (NSG) Microsoft.Network/networkSecurityGroups nsg
Network security group (NSG) security rules Microsoft.Network/networkSecurityGroups/securityRules nsgsr
Network Watcher Microsoft.Network/networkWatchers nw
Private Link "Microsoft.Network/privateLinkServices pl
Public IP address Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses pip
Public IP address prefix Microsoft.Network/publicIPPrefixes ippre
Route filter Microsoft.Network/routeFilters rf
Route table Microsoft.Network/routeTables rt
Service endpoint Microsoft.serviceEndPointPolicies se
Traffic Manager profile Microsoft.Network/trafficManagerProfiles traf
User defined route (UDR) Microsoft.Network/routeTables/routes udr
Virtual network Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks vnet
Virtual network peering Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/virtualNetworkPeerings peer
Virtual network subnet Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/subnets snet
Virtual WAN Microsoft.Network/virtualWans vwan
VPN Gateway Microsoft.Network/vpnGateways vpng
VPN connection Microsoft.Network/vpnGateways/vpnConnections vcn
VPN site Microsoft.Network/vpnGateways/vpnSites vst
Virtual network gateway Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworkGateways vgw
Web Application Firewall (WAF) policy Microsoft.Network/firewallPolicies waf
Web Application Firewall (WAF) policy rule group Microsoft.Network/firewallPolicies/ruleGroups wafrg

Compute and Web

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
App Service environment Microsoft.Web/sites ase
App Service plan Microsoft.Web/serverFarms plan
Availability set Microsoft.Compute/availabilitySets avail
Azure Arc enabled server Microsoft.HybridCompute/machines arcs
Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes cluster Microsoft.Kubernetes/connectedClusters arck
Cloud service Microsoft.Compute/cloudServices cld
Disk encryption set Microsoft.Compute/diskEncryptionSets des
Function app Microsoft.Web/sites func
Gallery Microsoft.Compute/galleries gal
Managed disk (OS) Microsoft.Compute/disks osdisk
Managed disk (data) Microsoft.Compute/disks disk
Notification Hubs Microsoft.NotificationHubs/namespaces/notificationHubs ntf
Notification Hubs namespace Microsoft.NotificationHubs/namespaces ntfns
Snapshot Microsoft.Compute/snapshots snap
Static web app Microsoft.Web/staticSites stapp
Virtual machine Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines vm
Virtual machine scale set Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets vmss
VM storage account Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts stvm
Web app Microsoft.Web/sites app

Containers

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
AKS cluster Microsoft.ContainerService/managedClusters aks
Container registry Microsoft.ContainerRegistry/registries cr
Container instance Microsoft.ContainerInstance/containerGroups ci
Service Fabric cluster Microsoft.ServiceFabric/clusters sf

Databases

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
Azure Cosmos DB database Microsoft.DocumentDB/databaseAccounts/sqlDatabases cosmos
Azure Cache for Redis instance Microsoft.Cache/Redis redis
Azure SQL Database server Microsoft.Sql/servers sql
Azure SQL database Microsoft.Sql/servers/databases sqldb
Azure Synapse Analytics Microsoft.Synapse/workspaces syn
Azure Synapse Analytics Workspaces Microsoft.Synapse/workspaces synw
Azure Synapse Analytics SQL Dedicated Pool Microsoft.Synapse/workspaces/sqlPools syndp
Azure Synapse Analytics Spark Pool Microsoft.Synapse/workspaces/sqlPools synsp
MySQL database Microsoft.DBforMySQL/servers mysql
PostgreSQL database Microsoft.DBforPostgreSQL/servers psql
SQL Server Stretch Database Microsoft.Sql/servers/databases sqlstrdb
SQL Managed Instance Microsoft.Sql/managedInstances sqlmi

Storage

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
Storage account Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts st
Azure StorSimple Microsoft.StorSimple/managers ssimp

AI and Machine Learning

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
Azure Cognitive Search Microsoft.Search/searchServices srch
Azure Cognitive Services Microsoft.CognitiveServices/accounts cog
Azure Machine Learning workspace Microsoft.MachineLearningServices/workspaces mlw

Analytics and IoT

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
Azure Analysis Services server Microsoft.AnalysisServices/servers as
Azure Databricks workspace Microsoft.Databricks/workspaces dbw
Azure Stream Analytics Microsoft.StreamAnalytics/cluster asa
Azure Data Explorer cluster Microsoft.Kusto/clusters dec
Azure Data Explorer cluster database Microsoft.Kusto/clusters/databases dedb
Azure Data Factory Microsoft.DataFactory/factories adf
Data Lake Store account Microsoft.DataLakeStore/accounts dls
Data Lake Analytics account Microsoft.DataLakeAnalytics/accounts dla
Event Hubs namespace Microsoft.EventHub/namespaces evhns
Event hub Microsoft.EventHub/namespaces/eventHubs evh
Event Grid domain Microsoft.EventGrid/domains evgd
Event Grid subscriptions Microsoft.EventGrid/eventSubscriptions evgs
Event Grid topic Microsoft.EventGrid/domains/topics evgt
HDInsight - Hadoop cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters hadoop
HDInsight - HBase cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters hbase
HDInsight - Kafka cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters kafka
HDInsight - Spark cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters spark
HDInsight - Storm cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters storm
HDInsight - ML Services cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters mls
IoT hub Microsoft.Devices/IotHubs iot
Provisioning services Microsoft.Devices/provisioningServices provs
Provisioning services certificate Microsoft.Devices/provisioningServices/certificates pcert
Power BI Embedded Microsoft.PowerBIDedicated/capacities pbi
Time Series Insights environment Microsoft.TimeSeriesInsights/environments tsi

Azure Virtual Desktop

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
Virtual desktop host pool vdpool
Virtual desktop application group vdag
Virtual desktop workspace vdws

Developer tools

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
App Configuration store Microsoft.AppConfiguration/configurationStores appcs
SignalR Microsoft.SignalRService/SignalR sigr

Integration

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
Integration account Microsoft.Logic/integrationAccounts ia
Logic apps Microsoft.Logic/workflows logic
Service Bus Microsoft.ServiceBus/namespaces sb
Service Bus queue Microsoft.ServiceBus/namespaces/queues sbq
Service Bus topic Microsoft.ServiceBus/namespaces/topics sbt

Management and governance

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
Automation account Microsoft.Automation/automationAccounts aa
Application Insights Microsoft.Insights/components appi
Azure Monitor action group Microsoft.Insights/actionGroups ag
Azure Purview instance Microsoft.Purview/accounts pview
Blueprint Microsoft.Blueprint/blueprints bp
Blueprint assignment Microsoft.Blueprint/blueprints/artifacts bpa
Key vault Microsoft.KeyVault/vaults kv
Log Analytics workspace Microsoft.OperationalInsights/workspaces log

Migration

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
Azure Migrate project Microsoft.Migrate/assessmentProjects migr
Database Migration Service instance Microsoft.DataMigration/services dms
Recovery Services vault Microsoft.RecoveryServices/vaults rsv

Deprecated product names

Resource Resource provider namespace Abbreviation
Azure SQL Data Warehouse Microsoft.Sql/servers sqldw

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