Table of Contents
- Azure Subscription Overview
- Get Azure Subscription
- Azure hierarchy
- Azure AD
- Subscription types
- Adding Subscription “Pay-As-You-Go”
- Azure Subscription payment details and cost analysis
8.1. View Payment Details
8.2. Cost Analysis
- Permissions and RBAC’s
- End of Document
Purpose of this document is to explain about basic understanding of Azure Subscription.
If you want to use any Azure services (Like Virtual Machine, Virtual Network, Database, Web Server etc), you need to pay for it. For this it will require a billing address (email ID & Address) and Payment method (via Credit Card). So Subscription is like opening an account in Azure where you can see charges for your resources and pay the bills.
Subscriptions are of various types, like prepaid and postpaid. Type of subscription will be explained later in this chapter.
Creation of any object in Azure is directly associated to subscription.
Without Azure Active Directory/ Tenant, you can’t create Subscription.
Below chart explains the hierarchy of objects in Azure.
|Azure Active Directory||AAD/ Tenant|
Below are the types of subscriptions available in Azure.
- Free Subscription ($200 one time for first 30 days, some feature available free for 1 year) Credit card require
- Pay-AsYou-Go (As per your requirement) Credit card require
- Pay-As-You-Go Dev/Test for active Visual Studio subscribers
- Visual Studio Professional ($50 monthly credit) No credit card required
- Visual Studio Test Professional ($50 monthly credit) No credit card required
- MSDN Platforms ($100 monthly credit) No credit card required
- Visual Studio Enterprise ($150 monthly credit) No credit card required
- Visual Studio Enterprise (Bizspark) ($150 monthly credit) No credit card required
- Enterprice Subscription (Company Account)
Login to portal https://portal.azure.com => All services =>
Auto redirect and login to https://account.azure.com
Payment Information (Credit Card)
Server Usage Address (Address)
Add technical support (as per your requirement)
Now you can see “Pay-As-You-Go” subscription
There are three portals to manage Azure Subscriptions. User should have sufficient permission to see the billing details of that subscription.
https://portal.azure.com => select the Subscription (Ex: “Pay-As-You-Go”).
You can view payment detail (Like Last billed amount, current cost) once you click on your subscription Ex: “Pay-As-You-Go” => Overview
You can do your cost analysis on the resources and take decisions accordingly.
You can setup budget for monthly, quarterly and yearly and setup thresholds notifications.
- https://account.azure.com => select the Subscription “Pay-As-You-Go”. This site will be deprecated soon and everything will be managed by https://portal.azure.com only.
User should have sufficient permission to see the billing details of that subscription.
- https://ea.azure.com/ for Enterprise customer /Company. This site will be deprecated soon and everything will be managed by https://portal.azure.com only.
In Azure permission can be granted at two different levels.