How can I map my existing Azure ARM resources visually?


This is a common question I get asked. The good news is there is a new feature with ARM resources where you can export a template of a Resource Group and then import this into the ARM visualizer tool. I will show the steps below how to do this:

 

1) In the new Azure portal, Click Resource Groups

2) Click the resource group name you want to export, e.g. ‘Linuxtest1’ resource group

3) Click Export template – this is a new feature

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You should see a JSON template from the Resource Group

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4) Click Save to file call it e.g. filename.JSON

5) Visit the Azure ARM visualizer http://armviz.io/ and import the JSON template to visualize it:

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Comments (2)

  1. Michael Tsiortos says:

    Hi Mark,

    when will this feature roll out to everyone? I can’t see it in the portal?

    1. markga says:

      Hi Michael,

      It just shipped today in Preview. See here: https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/export-template/

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