Azure Advisor Basics

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Azure Advisor collects recommendations from all of the services within your subscription and display them in a single page. Example you can see recommendation like Cost, Security, Performance etc. In this short article I will summaries Azure Advisor.

Introduction 👨‍🏫

  • Azure Adviser is an Azure service.
  • Helps you to follow best practices to optimize Azure deployments.
  • Deallocate/delete/downgrade resource based on its usages and reduce cost.

Azure Advisor has recommendations and monitoring.

Azure Adviser on Azure Portal

  • Go to all services
  • Select advisor
  • Under settings/configuration select all of the resources that you want get advise. You can also drill down up to resource group level.


In overview you get advisory/recommendations for below stuffs:

  • Cost
  • Security: Also available in Azure Security Center
  • Reliability: Like enable soft delete to protect your blob storage
  • Operational Excellence
  • Performance
  • All recommendations

Cost Recommendations

  • Optimize VM costs by resizing or shutting down underutilized instances.
  • Downgrade or reduce size of DB engines like Maria DB, MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Buy reserved capacities for Azure SQL, Cosmos DB, Storage Account etc. Because reserved capacity resources are cheaper.
  • Delete unused public IP addresses.

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