Managing Azure Resources with automation tasks

You can now manage your Azure resources using Automation task directly from the Azure Portal. An automation task is actually a workflow that runs on the Azure Logic Apps service.

How to create an automation task?

In the Azure Portal, open the resource you want to manage, and then scroll to the Automation section and select Tasks.

Then, click “Add” to see the available template. Right now, there are only 4 tasks:

  • Send the cost of the resource every month
  • Start VM at a scheduled time of the day
  • Stop VM at a scheduled time of the day
  • Deallocate VM at a scheduled time of the day

In my case, I select to send an email about the cost.

Under the Authentication section, you will need to create the connections.

Once it is done, you will see the green flag

To finish, add the email that will receive the cost every month.

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I work as an IT Production Manager, based in Paris (France) with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 10 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers", "Administering & Deploying SCCM", and CheckPoint CCSA certified.