If you’ve ever hit an issue when deploying an ARM template into Azure there are some good resources out there to help you find the root cause. There is a detailed troubleshooting guide here which covers the various options available to you. However, you can also use the awesome Azure Resource Explorer: https://resources.azure.com which have added support for ARM deployment operations.
Here you can see an ARM deployment failure:
If we drill down into the operation on the storage resource provider we can see the actual issue:
So now, I can fix up my storage name and redeploy – nice little touch added here by Stuart Leeks which clearly shows the current status of the deployment operation:
To learn more about Azure Resource Explorer see this great Channel9 video with David Ebbo and Scott Hanselman: https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Azure-Resource-Manager-Explorer-with-David-Ebbo. This project is open source and available on GitHub here: https://github.com/projectkudu/ARMExplorer