Updated March 13, 2023
Introduction to Azure Resource Manager
Azure resource manager acts as a development and deployment manager where it has the responsibility to create various services according to requirement with many layers managing those azure accounts with the use of many management features like locks, tags, access controls, and many other templates. Templates supporting all these features, even support for authentication and various other infrastructural supports that enhance and improve many architectural aspects. Certain RBAC properties support it according to roles giving native integration with the total management policies and a group of resources.
Azure resource manager overviews
With azure resource manager, there are many overviews which are associated with it like:
- Azure resource manager basically tags many resources, which provides a simplified way for manipulating and a vision of analysis with respect to the management of resources.
- The deployment process with management and monitoring of resources does help in managing all the resources within a group in many ways by handling all resources individually.
- It defines and manipulates all the dependencies between resources that correctly analyze resources with confidence in a consistent state.
- Sharing of resources within the organization and then managing entire organizations billing by viewing costs and sharing those tags developed earlier with respect to tags created.
- Entire infrastructures can be accessed with declarative templates rather than managing scripts within them.
How to work as an azure resource manager?
There is a proper hierarchy and levels with a scope that azure resource manager provides, like resource groups, management groups (resource manager), subscriptions, and resource groups. The entire diagram and image show all these scenarios with certain levels and manipulations within It with its working:
- As soon as management settings are applied at all levels of scope, then, in that case, the level selected gives an understanding of how widely settings are applied.
- All higher-level provide settings to all its lower levels, which means settings present in lower levels inherit all characteristics and features from a higher level.
- Coming to subscriptions, let suppose any policy is applied, then it gets applied to all the resources present within the scope or namespace.
- Similarly, when the policy is applied across any resource group or resources, then in that case, also it gets applied to all its resources.
- Any other resource group or resource in normal doesn’t possess any policy to be assigned across all the groups or resources.
Azure resource manager architecture
This represents the entire resource manager architecture where there is a flow:
- The user sends a request from either Azure PowerShell or CLI, API, or any SDK then it interacts with the azure resource manager where it receives the request and further authenticates it with authorization.
- It authorizes and then authenticates the request with other resources managing and sharing all other resources the connectivity with other requirements and flows.
- There is no major difference between satisfying the azure consistent manager layer and other azure cli, REST API’s and SDKs.
- All functionalities will be available with the portal and APIs within 180 days of the actual release.
Uses of the azure resource manager
- There are many uses of azure resource managers starting from creation, development, management till deployment.
- It basically involves many features, which is part of deploying, managing, and monitoring all the resources with the help of resources, groups, or resources with resource groups as well.
- It does give authentication and authorization with roles to all services with Azure Role-based access control managing the platform with all the other resources.
- The management of tags and the creation of various new tags provide a lot of resource management in effective and efficient management, providing a proper view.
- It gives a simplified and clarified view with proper organization costing to all resources with a lot of subscriptions and management.
- Redeployments and management throughout the development lifecycle with a lot of confidence and consistency in the state.
- Repeated tags and locks are not allowed, which means the level of authentication and authorization has increased a lot.
Azure resource manager of resiliency
- The entire resource manager service is basically designed for continuous availability without hampering the flow and is designed with resiliency for manipulation.
- The entire control plane has its responsibility to provide resiliency which means certain operations with respect to the plane is required to be performed.
- The request is sent to management.azure.com with help of REST API, where all services are distributed across the entire region with some services and regions managing it accordingly.
- It is not dependent on single data that is logical in nature.
- The Azure resource manager is never taken away or down for any maintenance activities.
- The entire resource manager is distributed with availability zones and their manipulations, respectively.
- Resiliency mainly interacts with all services that receive and requests key vaults through resource manager and management.
Scope and benefit
- The entire scope, with its four levels of management, starting from management groups, subscriptions, resources, and resource groups, interacts seamlessly, which contains all its information and relevancy within the Azure Active Directory.
- Azure Active Directory then manages, identifies, and access a lot of templates, tenants, scopes, and many other subscriptions with resource groups.
- The entire beauty of using Resource Manager and an essential benefit it provides is the Azure RBAC that is natively interacted with integration to the management platform.
- Resources share the same lifecycle, thus managing and optimizing resources by providing many privileges like adding, deployment, updating, and deleting them together.
- If one resource needs to exist, it will require deployments in phases that can be located and managed in various ways for lots of things.
Azure Resource Manager has many advantages and benefits when it comes to leveraging a common infrastructure for resource management and sharing. In addition, all the resource groups and resource managers are part of the same development to deployment lifecycle, which has a lot of added advantages with scope designing reliable Azure applications.
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