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How to get your Azure Subscription Quotas and current Usage

In this post, we will talk about a simple problem inside Microsoft Azure:
How I can see what my quotas are for Azure Subscription that I am using?

Context
When you start to use you Azure Subscription more than for playing you realize after a few weeks that you do not know what your current quotas limits are. Additional to this, it is not easy to count the number of instances for each resource.
For example if you use multiple Azure Storage in different Resource Groups, how easily you can count the number of Storage accounts that you are using?

To make the problem a little more complex, you should know that a part of these quotas are per Azure Region. For example, you have a default limit of 50 VNETs per Azure Region. It means that it would be pretty hard to calculate the total number of VNETs that you are using on each Azure Region. It is not impossible, but you would need to do some additional things.

Usage + Quotas
Inside Azure Portal, we have a dedicated tile that provide this information. We can visualize our current quotas for each subscription and filter the results based on our needs. In this way we can find easily the quota that we are looking for.


Additional to this we can see the current usage, being able to know if we are close to our current quota or not.

What should I do if I want to increase the Azure quota?
Inside ‘Usage + Quotas’ tile, you can find the magic button – ‘Request Increase’. This would open automatically the new support request tile, from where you can open a request.

Conclusion
It is nice to calculate in Excel or inside PowerShell different metrics, like the number of resources that we are using or how close we are to our current quotas. Why not to use a build-in system that can provide you this functionality? For this purpose, we have Usage + Quotas section.

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