Quickstart: Create an event hub by using Bicep

Azure Event Hubs is a Big Data streaming platform and event ingestion service, capable of receiving and processing millions of events per second. Event Hubs can process and store events, data, or telemetry produced by distributed software and devices. Data sent to an event hub can be transformed and stored using any real-time analytics provider or batching/storage adapters. For detailed overview of Event Hubs, see Event Hubs overview and Event Hubs features. In this quickstart, you create an event hub by using Bicep. You deploy a Bicep file to create a namespace of type Event Hubs, with one event hub.

Bicep is a domain-specific language (DSL) that uses declarative syntax to deploy Azure resources. It provides concise syntax, reliable type safety, and support for code reuse. Bicep offers the best authoring experience for your infrastructure-as-code solutions in Azure.


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Review the Bicep file

The Bicep file used in this quickstart is from Azure Quickstart Templates.

@description('Specifies a project name that is used to generate the Event Hub name and the Namespace name.')
param projectName string

@description('Specifies the Azure location for all resources.')
param location string = resourceGroup().location

@description('Specifies the messaging tier for Event Hub Namespace.')
param eventHubSku string = 'Standard'

var eventHubNamespaceName = '${projectName}ns'
var eventHubName = projectName

resource eventHubNamespace 'Microsoft.EventHub/namespaces@2021-11-01' = {
  name: eventHubNamespaceName
  location: location
  sku: {
    name: eventHubSku
    tier: eventHubSku
    capacity: 1
  properties: {
    isAutoInflateEnabled: false
    maximumThroughputUnits: 0

resource eventHub 'Microsoft.EventHub/namespaces/eventhubs@2021-11-01' = {
  parent: eventHubNamespace
  name: eventHubName
  properties: {
    messageRetentionInDays: 7
    partitionCount: 1

The resources defined in the Bicep file include:

Deploy the Bicep file

  1. Save the Bicep file as main.bicep to your local computer.

  2. Deploy the Bicep file using either Azure CLI or Azure PowerShell.

    az group create --name exampleRG --location eastus
    az deployment group create --resource-group exampleRG --template-file main.bicep --parameters projectName=<project-name>


    Replace <project-name> with a project name. It will be used to generate the Event Hubs name and the Namespace name.

    When the deployment finishes, you should see a message indicating the deployment succeeded.

Validate the deployment

Use the Azure portal, Azure CLI, or Azure PowerShell to list the deployed resources in the resource group.

az resource list --resource-group exampleRG

Clean up resources

When no longer needed, use the Azure portal, Azure CLI, or Azure PowerShell to delete the VM and all of the resources in the resource group.

az group delete --name exampleRG

Next steps

In this article, you created an Event Hubs namespace and an event hub in the namespace using Bicep. For step-by-step instructions to send events to (or) receive events from an event hub, see the Send and receive events tutorials: