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What is Azure Advisor?

What is Azure Advisor?

Definition: Azure advisor scans your Azure resources and provides you recommendations to optimize various things like Security, Deployments, Performance, Cost, Resource manageability, and Reliability (Formerly called: High Availability).


  • Azure Advisor runs in the background to analyze your configured resources and usage telemetry and gives you actionable recommendations.
  • For newly created resources, it can take up to 24 hours to provide recommendations.
  • You don’t need to act on every recommendation. You can also Postpone or Dismiss the recommendation.
  • You can download the Azure Advisor recommendations report in CSV or PDF format using the link given on the Advisor Overview page.
  • You can access Azure Advisor only with permissions – Owner, Contributor, or Reader of a subscription, Resource Group, or Resource.
  • Azure Advisor provides recommendations for these Resources.

How to access Azure Advisor?

  • Open your Azure Portal and find out Advisor from navigation.
  • azure advisor navigation
  • Click on the link and the recommendation panel will open.
  • azure advisor overview
  • You can see there are 5 types of recommendations listed.

Azure Advisor Recommendations Categories

  • Cost:
    • Recommendations on reducing your overall expenditure on azure resources by analyzing the idle and underutilized resources.
  • Security:
    • Recommendations on vulnerabilities that can cause security breaches.
    • This will help to detect, prevent, and respond to threats.
  • Reliability:
    • This recommendation is very useful in making sure the continuity of the critical applications for business.
  • Operational Excellence:
    • This helps in resource manageability, deployment best practices, and process and workflow efficiency.
  • Performance:
    • This helps to improve the responsiveness and speed of business-critical applications.

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