Step 1 - Create the AD Application and Credential
To connect to a Microsoft Azure PAYG account you will need an Azure AD Application which has been granted permissions to access your subscriptions, we will use credentials for this application to request data from Azure Resource Manager API directly.
The steps to set this up can be found in the following article:
Azure ARM - Using an Azure Active Directory Application
Note: You will need the Tenant Id, Application ID and Application Secret in to complete the following steps.
Step 2 - Creating the Cloud Account
To start importing usage data for a Microsoft Azure PAYG account you need to create a Azure PAYG Cloud Account in Cloud Ctrl.
To add a new cloud account go to Settings > Cloud Accounts > Create
The New Cloud Account window will appear, select Azure Account.
You will be prompted for a name for the Cloud Account as well as the Tenant Id, Application / Client Id and the Application / Client Secret you got from Step 1. The name is an internal name used within Cloud Ctrl for you to be able to identify this connection among multiple connections, e.g. Azure MSDN, Azure PAYG, etc.
Once you submit we get to work loading your data, feeding machines and crunching numbers.
- We will use the Cloud Ctrl tenants display as the currency for the Azure Rate Card to use.
- We will use the RRP (default PAYG) rate card for cost calculation.