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Microsoft Azure – Resource Tagging and Best Practices

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  • Last Updated : 31 Jan, 2022

Tagging is used to organize your Azure resources, resource groups, subscriptions, and management groups hierarchy. Each tag consists of a name and a value pair. 

If you were working at the project level there should be some tagging compliance to organize your Azure resources, resource groups, subscriptions, and management groups hierarchy or for better filtering, monitoring or either for querying a few scenarios.

Note: Tag names are case insensitive, but tag values are case sensitive.

Add Tags to a Resource in Azure:

Follow the below steps to add tags to a resource in Azure:

Step 1: Select any of the Resources in Azure Portal.

Step 2: After selecting the azure resource from the left menu search for tags and Select Tags.

Step 3: Now, from the tags section you can add and remove to organize according to your needs. Here the tags are name/value pairs that enable you to categorize resources and view consolidated billing by applying the same tag to multiple resources and resource groups. 

Step 4: Once you are done with the changes just click on Apply to make the changes. That’s it you are done.

Resource Tagging  Best Practices

In this article, we’ll also see what all tags should apply while creating a resource in Azure and its purpose or use for example.

Azure TagDescription
Environment

The environment type is defined in the environment classification below.

Example Values: <Stage, DEV, TST, QA, PROD>

System

The system criticality is defined in the system classification below.

Example Values: <Critical, Non-critical, N/A>

Application Name

The name of the Application that the Azure resource belongs to.

Example Values: <add_name_of_app>

Application Owner

Full Name of the Application Owner

Example Values: <John Wick, Michel Charm, Paul Mickelson,…etc.>

Owner Email

The contact email will use to inform about the changes/issues.

Example Values: <abcd@domain.com or abcd@domain.org,…etc>

Cost Centre

It will be the Cost Center of the party who might be charged for the consumption.

Example Values: <CC-Id01, CC-Id02,…etc.>

Business Area

The name of the Business Area.

Example Values: <Name_of_Business, ITTeam, DBTeam, OperationsTeam, MigrateTeam, TestingTeam,..etc.>

Created By

Full Name of the User or User Email who created a Resource in Azure

Example Values: <John Wick, Michel.Charm@domain.com, PaulMickelson@domain.com,…etc.>

Data Type

The data type is defined in data asset classification.

Example Values: <Public, Private or Internal, Restricted, Confidential,…etc>

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