Thursday, March 9, 2017

Azure: Visualize your ARM templates

I’m currently working on setting up an Azure infrastructure using the ARM templates. Although Visual Studio has built-in support for ARM templates, it’s not always easy to configure them correctly and I had to spend a lot of time browsing through the Azure Quickstart templates at https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates.

One great tool that helped me a lot was ARMViz. This tool allows you to visualize the resources in your ARM template and their dependencies:

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If you click on a specific resource in the diagram you jump straight to the location in the template.json file. Nice!

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