Checking Progress of the Creation of your Azure Resources

When I’ve created resources in Azure it’s usually taken from a few minutes and up to quarter of an hour – though sometimes longer.

When you’re new to this stuff, you can be uncertain and wonder, “Is it really creating it?”, “Did I hit the right buttons?”. As a result it can be handy to know where to check to see what’s going on.

Sometimes after creating the resource you are taken to a screen that will show you what’s going on:

And usually you can see something is occurring from the bar at the top:

If you click on the alarm icon you can see more details:

You can then click to see “More events in the activity log” to dig deeper:

This is all fairly intuitive, but earlier I was trying to create a SQL Database Managed Instance for the first time. It showed some activity in the items above for a few minutes, but after that nothing happened. Had it failed? Had I done something wrong? Should I start again and try to create a new one?

The answer was to select resource groups from the blades on the left, and select the resource group that I had created the item in:

On the right hand side I can see an item saying “Deployments” and I can see that one is in the process of deploying. I can click the hyperlink for more details:

The third item in the list was the one I was looking for:

Okay, so it is in the process of being created. There’s no way to tell how long it will take but at least I now know it’s happening.

While searching for it I did notice a warning on the create screen for the resource that I hadn’t seen when I first whizzed through the creation:

Looks like I might be waiting a while…

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