Quickstart: Provision Azure Spring Apps using Azure CLI


Azure Spring Apps is the new name for the Azure Spring Cloud service. Although the service has a new name, you'll see the old name in some places for a while as we work to update assets such as screenshots, videos, and diagrams.

This article applies to: ❌ Basic tier ✔️ Standard tier ✔️ Enterprise tier

This quickstart describes how to use Azure CLI to deploy an Azure Spring Apps cluster into an existing virtual network.

Azure Spring Apps makes it easy to deploy Spring applications to Azure without any code changes. The service manages the infrastructure of Spring applications so developers can focus on their code. Azure Spring Apps provides lifecycle management using comprehensive monitoring and diagnostics, configuration management, service discovery, CI/CD integration, blue-green deployments, and more.

The Enterprise tier deployment plan includes the following Tanzu components:

  • Build Service
  • Application Configuration Service
  • Service Registry
  • Spring Cloud Gateway
  • API Portal


Review the Azure CLI deployment script

The deployment script used in this quickstart is from the Azure Spring Apps reference architecture.


echo "Enter Azure Subscription ID: "
read subscription

echo "Enter Azure region for resource deployment: "
read region

echo "Enter Azure Spring  Resource Group Name: "
read azurespringrg

echo "Enter Azure Spring VNet Resource Group Name: "
read azurespringvnetrg

echo "Enter Azure Spring Spoke VNet : "
read azurespringappspokevnet

echo "Enter Azure Spring App SubNet : "
read azurespringappsubnet

echo "Enter Azure Spring Service SubNet : "
read azurespringservicesubnet

echo "Enter Azure Log Analytics Workspace Resource Group Name: "
read loganalyticsrg

echo "Enter Log Analytics Workspace Resource ID: "
read workspace

echo "Enter Reserved CIDR Ranges for Azure Spring: "
read reservedcidrrange

echo "Enter key=value pair used for tagging Azure Resources (space separated for multiple tags): "
read tag

randomstring=$(LC_ALL=C tr -dc 'a-z0-9' < /dev/urandom | fold -w 13 | head -n 1)
azurespring_service='spring-'$randomstring #Name of unique Spring resource

# Create Application Insights
az monitor app-insights component create \
    --app ${azurespring_service} \
    --location ${location} \
    --kind web \
    -g ${azurespringrg} \
    --application-type web \
    --workspace ${workspaceID}

az spring create \
    -n ${azurespring_service} \
    -g ${azurespringrg} \
    -l ${location} \
    --sku Stadard \
    --enable-java-agent true \
    --app-insights ${azurespring_service} \
    --app-subnet ${azurespring_app_subnet_name} \
    --service-runtime-subnet ${azurespring_service_subnet_name} \
    --reserved-cidr-range ${reservedcidrrange} \
    --tags ${tags}

# Update diagnostic setting for Azure Spring instance
az monitor diagnostic-settings create  \
   --name monitoring \
   --resource ${azurespring_resourceid} \
   --logs    '[{"category": "ApplicationConsole","enabled": true}]' \
   --workspace  ${workspaceID}

Deploy the cluster

To deploy the Azure Spring Apps cluster using the Azure CLI script, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to Azure by using the following command:

    az login

    After you sign in, this command will output information about all the subscriptions you have access to. Take note of the name and ID of the subscription you want to use.

  2. Set the target subscription.

    az account set --subscription "<your subscription name>"
  3. Register the Azure Spring Apps Resource Provider.

    az provider register --namespace 'Microsoft.AppPlatform'
  4. Add the required extensions to Azure CLI.

    az extension add --name spring
  5. Choose a deployment location from the regions where Azure Spring Apps is available, as shown in Products available by region.

  6. Use the following command to generate a list of Azure locations. Take note of the short Name value for the region you selected in the previous step.

    az account list-locations --output table
  7. Create a resource group to deploy the resource to.

    az group create --name <your-resource-group-name> --location <location-name>
  8. Save the script for Azure Spring Apps Standard tier or Enterprise tier locally, then run it from the Bash prompt.

    Standard tier:


    Enterprise tier:

  9. Enter the following values when prompted by the script:

    • The Azure subscription ID that you saved earlier.
    • The Azure location name that you saved earlier.
    • The name of the resource group that you created earlier.
    • The name of the virtual network resource group where you'll deploy your resources.
    • The name of the spoke virtual network (for example, vnet-spoke).
    • The name of the subnet to be used by the Azure Spring Apps Application Service (for example, snet-app).
    • The name of the subnet to be used by the Azure Spring Apps Runtime Service (for example, snet-runtime).
    • The name of the resource group for the Azure Log Analytics workspace to be used for storing diagnostic logs.
    • The name of the Azure Log Analytics workspace (for example, la-cb5sqq6574o2a).
    • The CIDR ranges from your virtual network to be used by Azure Spring Apps (for example, XX.X.X.X/16,XX.X.X.X/16,XX.X.X.X/16).
    • The key/value pairs to be applied as tags on all resources that support tags. For more information, see Use tags to organize your Azure resources and management hierarchy. Use a space-separated list to apply multiple tags (for example, environment=Dev BusinessUnit=finance).

After you provide this information, the script will create and deploy the Azure resources.

Review deployed resources

You can either use the Azure portal to check the deployed resources, or use Azure CLI to list the deployed resources.

Clean up resources

If you plan to continue working with subsequent quickstarts and tutorials, you might want to leave these resources in place. When no longer needed, delete the resource group, which deletes the resources in the resource group. To delete the resource group by using Azure CLI, use the following commands:

echo "Enter the Resource Group name:" &&
read resourceGroupName &&
az group delete --name $resourceGroupName &&
echo "Press [ENTER] to continue ..."

Next steps

In this quickstart, you deployed an Azure Spring Apps instance into an existing virtual network using Azure CLI, and then validated the deployment. To learn more about Azure Spring Apps, continue on to the resources below.