How can I create a resource group in Azure?

This tutorial explains how to create a resource group in Azure.

A resource group contains the resources required to successfully deploy a VM or service in Azure. It is a container that holds related resources for an Azure solution. In Azure, you logically group related resources such as storage accounts, virtual networks, and virtual machines (VMs) to deploy, manage, and maintain them as a single entity.  Typically, Microsoft recommends that a resource group contain resources that have a similar life expectancy. For example, a resource group might contain resources for a service you’re offering (Databases, Web Server, etc.) and not be used to group similar resources together (e.g. one for all web servers, etc.) 

To create a resource group in Azure: 

1. Log in to the Azure Portal ( using your UIC email address ( and Technology Solutions common password.
2. Click Resource groups from the menu of services to access the Resource Groups blade. You will see all the resource groups in your subscription listed in the blade.  

 Show where resource groups are

3. Click Add (+) to create a new resource group. The Create Resource Group blade appears. 

4.  Provide the following information for the new resource group:
Resource Group NameEnter a unique name of the form: Resource Groups Org-Unit-[NetID/Group]-Service Name-[Prod/Test/Dev] 
(Example: OVCI-Technology Solutions-
SubscriptionSelect your Microsoft Azure subscription
Resource Group LocationSelect a location located in the continental US (e.g. North Central US)

5. Click Review + Create.  

6. Once Validation has passed, click Create to create your resource group. 


At this point, you can apply tags to your Azure resources giving metadata to logically organize them into a taxonomy. Each tag consists of a name and a value pair. For example, you can apply the name "Environment" and the value "Production" to all the resources in production.   

After you apply tags, you can retrieve all the resources in your subscription with that tag name and value. Tags enable you to retrieve related resources from different resource groups. This approach is helpful when you need to organize resources for billing or management.

Keywords:VM, virtual machines, virtual networks, storage, database   Doc ID:94573
Owner:Scott R.Group:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
Created:2019-09-19 13:13 CSTUpdated:2020-10-21 13:05 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
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