2.21 Azure Advisor and Cost Management

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Welcome back In this episode, we're gonna take a look at how we can manage. Our resource is inside of Azure by discussing as your advisor and cost management
our objectives include understanding what as your advisor is an understanding cost management inside of our subscriptions.
So first, what is as your advisor?
Azure adviser is your friend in the cloud. It analyzes your environment for best practices and how to optimize your deployments.
It takes a look at how you're re Sources are configured an injust usage telemetry to give recommendations on how to make your cloud environment better.
The goal behind as your advisor is to make your deployment the best they can be as well as help you save on costs at your advisor can make recommendations by finding unused resource is or pick recommendations on where you can scale back to a less expensive option
as your advisor makes recommendations across four areas high availability, security performance and cost.
Here we have a screenshot of our Azure Advisor dashboard with our four areas that we confined recommendations for you can see they're divided up into high medium and low impact changes.
Next, let's talk about cost management,
while as your advisor will make recommendations on where you could say long cost cost management. And azure is more for tracking, planing and controlling cost for your tenant. It allows you to dive into usage patterns and look at your different resource is to see where you're spending most of your money.
These reports are meant to help you understand spending and also to find irregularities. For example, maybe one month your azure spend increases quite a bit without you adding very many. Resource is, you can use cost management reports to dive into which resource is consumed more spin compared to the previous month.
One really cool thing is the ability to set budgets. Budgets help Dr Accountability by setting limits on different resource is over a specific period of time.
This helps to manage costs and monitor how the spending on certain resource is progresses. Over time, you can also set notifications for when budgets are almost consumed.
Now let's jump over to the azure portal and take a look at azure adviser and cost management.
Here we are back in our azure portal and let's go take a look at as your advisor
here, the overview page, we can see a high level summary of the different areas that Advisor takes a look at such a high availability, security, performance and cost,
and you can see the impact of some of these recommendations, such as high, medium or low.
Let's go take a look at each of our recommendations.
First, inside of high availability, it's giving us just recommendations that we need to either back up our virtual machines or maybe even put them into availability sets for improved fault tolerance.
We can also replicate our virtual machines to prevent a regional outage. So these are recommendations that are going to improve her cloud deployment in case of outages. Next, let's take a look at security.
Some of the recommendations here include associating a network security group with their sub nets or just doing a vulnerability assessment on our virtual machines. If I remember correctly, we didn't have any performance recommendations at this time.
So let's go ahead and move on to cost. Recommendations
here are only recommendation is that we could look at using virtual machine reserved instances instead of pay as you go.
If you remember, reserved instances allow us to pre pay for compute resource is ahead of time and in return receive a significant discount on them. Other costs Recommendations might include taking a look at virtual machine usage insane. You could put it at a lower hardware profile.
Maybe instead of multiple si, pues or multiple gigs of memory, you could reduce those a little bit and save on costs of that virgin machine. Next, let's go take a look at cost management
here under cost management and cost analysis.
Here we have a chart that displays the overall cost currently happening inside of our tenant.
You can see at this time of the month were at $12.81 but with all our resource is currently running, we're projected to spend almost $38 for the month.
Scrolling down a little bit. We have our costs divided up by a couple of different filters, such as the service name we can see. The majority of our costs have come from storage accounts, followed by virtual machines
next week and break it down by location here. All of our resources have been in the U. S. East region.
Finally, we can take a look and see which resource groups are consuming the most of our spend here. I just have the one resource group, which is containing all of our spin for the month.
Next, let's go under cost management and take a look at budgets.
Do you remember from the slides budgets allow us to set restrictions on how much can be spent? An alert us when we were approaching that spend. Let's go ahead and create a new budget.
Let's give our budget a name. I'm going to stick with a low number here of just $20
right now. I'll keep it at a monthly interval, but we also have the option for quarterly or annually.
Well, said the expiration date for two years from now.
And I'm gonna set an alert that I want to know when I've reached 80% of this budget
and then who should receive this alert when we reach it
wants our budget is created. You can see here in the window that we're currently at 64% of our budget for the month,
and if we go back to cost analysis,
you can see our chart has now updated with a forecast to show that we will surpass this budget right around September 20th. This where the cost analysis could be super helpful. You have budgets set for different resource groups or subscriptions inside your tenant. You can see per month
when you might reach that based on current usage of resource is inside azure
that does it for a demo. Let's jump back to the slides so we can wrap this up
following up from a demo. Let's finish this out with a post assess my question. What four areas does Azure Advisor provide recommendations?
We have high availability, security, performance and cost.
This is the last episode for our module to next. We're going to dive into Module three, where we actually implement workloads in security. Based on everything we've learned so far,
we're going to discuss how to migrate servers to azure. Talk about service computing.
Look at application load, balancing some advanced networking topics such as gateways and express round.
And finally we'll get some more advanced identity concepts such as role based access control and multi factor authentication.
See you in the next episode
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