What is Azure Schema?

Recently I’ve published blog post Subscription Level Deployment Schema. When I published it I was not aware that not so many people know what the schemas are used and needed for. With this blog post I want to address this.

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Subscription Level Deployment Schema

Not so long ago in Azure we only had resource group level deployment but a couple of months ago subscription level deployments were implemented. On resource group level we deploy resources like Azure VMs, Service Apps, Azure SQL databases, etc and on subscription level we deploy policy definitions and assignments, resource groups (yes they are resource as well), custom RBAC roles, etc. Because of that it the schema in the ARM templates for resource group and subscription level deployments is different. This is something I haven’t thought about it around the excitement of this new deployment method but my good friend Kristian Nese tipped me. So here are the schemas you should use depending on your deployment:

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System Center 2012 Operations Manager (SCOM) Visio Stencils

Larry Rayl from Catapult Systems updated the Visio Stencils so they can reflect to SCOM 2012 (RMSe, Resource Pool and etc.). Download link and more about the Stencils you can find here. Happy schema creating Smile.