Exercise - Clean up your Azure DevOps environment


You're finished with the tasks for this module. Here you'll clean up your Azure resources and clean up your Azure DevOps environment.


This page contains important cleanup steps. Cleaning up helps ensure that you don't run out of free build minutes. It also helps ensure that you're not charged for Azure resources after you complete this module.

Clean up Azure resources

Here you delete your Azure App Service instance. The easiest way to delete the instance is to delete its parent resource group. When you delete a resource group, you delete all resources in that group.

You may use the Azure portal user interface or Azure CLI to manage resources. Here you tear down your deployment by using the Azure CLI through Azure Cloud Shell. The steps are similar to the steps that you used when you created the resources.

To clean up your resource group:

  1. Go to the Azure portal and sign in.

  2. From the menu bar, select Cloud Shell. When prompted, select the Bash experience.

    A screenshot of the Azure portal showing the location of the Cloud Shell menu item.

  3. Run the following az group delete command to delete the resource group that you used, java-containers-cicd-rg.

    az group delete --name java-containers-cicd-rg

    When prompted, enter y to confirm the operation.

  4. As an optional step, after the previous command finishes, run the following az group list command.

    az group list --output table

    You see that the resource group java-containers-cicd-rg no longer exists.

Disable the pipeline or delete your project

This project was configured to automatically run a pipeline each time there was a change to the repo. The pipeline runs use up free build minutes on our hosted agents. To avoid losing those free build minutes, disable or delete your pipeline before you move to the next module.

Choose one of the following options.

Option 1: Disable the pipeline

Disable the pipeline so that it doesn't process build requests. You can re-enable the build pipeline later if you want to. Choose this option if you want to keep your DevOps project and your build pipeline for future reference.

To disable the pipeline:

  1. In Azure Pipelines, navigate to your pipeline.

  2. From the drop-down menu, select Settings:

    A screenshot of Azure Pipelines showing the location of the Settings menu.

  3. Under Processing of new run requests, select Disabled and then select Save.

    Your pipeline will no longer process build requests.

Option 2: Delete the Azure DevOps project

Delete your Azure DevOps project, including the build pipeline. Choose this option if you don't need your DevOps project for future reference.

To delete the project:

  1. In Azure DevOps, navigate to your project.

  2. Select Project settings in the lower corner.

  3. In the Project details area, go to the bottom and select Delete.

    A screenshot of Azure Pipelines showing the location of the Delete button.

  4. In the window that appears, enter the project name. Select Delete again.

    Your project is now deleted.