Built into every Azure Subscription and offered as a free service is Azure Advisor. Helpful without being too intrusive, it can be beneficial to many who use Azure.
So, what is it? It’s a personalised recommendation service. It gives you quick and simple insights into your deployments and where they could be optimised. There are four main areas of analysis completed:
- High Availability
Azure Advisor gives you a central point to analyse all of your deployments for best-practise optimisation. It pulls in recommendations from other services like Security Center to offer a comprehensive view.
You can tweak some of the recommendations that are presented. You can also tighten the scope of recommendations too, for more granular data. Docs has a handy guide explaining how to do that in detail. I will walktrough an example below.
To scope Azure Advisor to only display recommendations for specific resources, it’s a simple change to the configuration settings.
- Open Azure Advisor
- Click Configuration under the Settings section
- You can now choose your scope relative to Azure Subscriptions and which Resource Groups you want to include.
- To remove resources from the scope, simply untick the relative box and click Apply
While the service itself is free, always be aware that some recommended optimisations could require a higher spend, such as a performance increase.
As always, if you have any questions, please get in touch!