What is Azure Advisor

What is Azure Advisor

In this Azure tutorial, we will discuss What is Azure Advisor. Along with this, we will also discuss the below topics.

  • Why Azure Advisor?
  • Azure Advisor provides recommendations on
  • How to access Azure Advisor?
  • What are the different types of recommendations?
  • Does Azure advisor estimate cost?
  • Which task can you perform by using Azure advisor?
  • Azure Advisor vs Azure Monitor
  • Does Azure advisor provide security recommendations?

What is Azure Advisor

Azure Advisor is basically a cloud consultant which guides you to the best usage of your Azure resources. Basically, it analyzes the configurations of your Azure resources, and then it suggests different solutions in terms of performance, security, etc based on the situation.

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Why Azure Advisor?

  • Helps you provide different recommendations on the best usage of your Azure resources.
  • Provides you with the opportunity to reduce the cost and save a lot in terms of your Azure resources.
  • Since you get the proper recommendations that actually help to improve the performance, availability, and security of your Azure resources.
  • Get the best suggestions on time so that your business will not get affected.

Azure Advisor provides recommendations on

Well, Azure Advisor helps you by providing recommendations on different services like Azure Cosmos DB, Virtual Machines, Azure Data Factory, App services, Azure Database for SQL servers, PostgreSQL, SQL servers, Azure Synapse Analytics, Storage accounts, Application Gateway, etc.

Provides you the suggestions on how you can save a lot on a running virtual machine, how to configure the network settings, the best suggestions to improve the security of your Azure Active Directory environment, etc.

How to access Azure Advisor?

You can quickly access the Azure Advisor from the Azure Portal itself. You just need to follow the below information.

  1. Log in to Azure Portal.
  2. Click on the Portal menu from the top left of your screen and then click on the Advisor option from the left navigation.
How to access Azure Advisor

Or,

once logged in to the Azure Portal, you can search for “Advisor” and then click on the search result Advisor.

Where to access Azure Advisor

Or,

  1. Click on the Portal menu.
  2. Select All services.
  3. Search for “Advisor” and then click on the search result “Advisor”.
which task can you perform by using azure advisor

What are the different types of recommendations?

Azure Advisor can show you different types of recommendations and those are as below.

Cost: Azure Advisor will help you to identify the less utilized resources and the resources which are idle. By utilizing this type of recommendation, you can save a lot of costs for your Azure resources.

It will show you the list of different resources that are highly impacted, Medium impacted, and low impacted resources.

Security: Azure Advisor will make sure there are no threats and vulnerabilities activities. It will list down the highly impacted, medium impact, and low impacted Azure resources in terms of security.

Based on the recommendations provided by the Azure Advisor, you can fix those issues immediately.

Reliability: By following these recommendations from the Azure Advisor, you will make sure that your Azure resources, and critical applications are highly available and will not affect your business.

Performance: The recommendations from Azure Advisor will help you to boost the performance of your critical applications. If in case you are following the correct recommendations, then it will show you that you are following all of our performance recommendations.

Operational Excellence: The operational excellence recommendations from Azure Advisor helps you to manage your Azure resources properly and you get the best practices for your deployments.

Note: From the Azure Advisor dashboard, you can able to see all of the above categories. Click on each of the categories for more details.

What are the different types of azure advisor recommendations

Azure Advisor vs Azure Monitor

Well, let’s discuss a few key differences between Azure Advisor and Azure Monitor.

Azure AdvisorAzure Monitor
Works with Azure cloud environment.Works both for on-premises and Azure cloud environments.
Her, you get different recommendations automatically for your Azure resources that help you to improve the performance, security, etc.Basically, Azure Monitor collects different logs and metrics and then analyzes those.
You get alerts for different Azure services and that guides you to take immediate actions.Notify you with intelligent alerts followed by different actionable information so that it will be easy for you to respond.

Azure Advisor: FAQs

Well, let’s discuss a few frequently asked questions on Azure Advisor.

Does Azure advisor estimate cost?

Yes, you can get the cost details by accessing the Cost tab on your Azure Advisor dashboard.

Which task can you perform by using Azure advisor?

You can estimate the costs of an Azure solution.

Does Azure advisor provide security recommendations?

Yes, Azure Advisor provides you with different security recommendations. You can see those recommendations by clicking on the Security tab from the Azure Advisor dashboard.

Behind the scene, It gets you the security recommendations with the help of Microsoft Defender for the cloud.

How does Azure advisor enhance security of your account?

It is well integrated with Azure Security Center to prevent your account from security threats.

Is Azure Advisor free?

You can get the recommendations at no additional cost.

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Wrapping Up

Well, in this article, we have discussed what is Azure Advisor. Hope you have enjoyed this article !!!