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Portal View can't see Storage Account created in Manage View, and vice versa

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  • I have two resource groups ("obtest" and "obprod"), each of which has an ("obtest" and "obprod") app service plan and an ("obtest" and "obprod") app service, respectively, all of which is in East US.

    Now I need help with storage accounts.  I am following Bob Tabor's "Microsoft Azure Fundamentals" courses on MVA.  He got to the point in a module where he is looking at a storage account he just created offline in the management view. So I tried to create my first storage account for myself to follow along step-by-step. 

    However I balked when it only offered "quick create" with "Location/Affinity Group" Central US and no ability for me to assign it to either of my two resource groups in East US.  So I backed out, went into the portal view, and created an "obtest" storage account there. Okay -- so far so good -- until I went back to the management view to continue following the course.

    The problem is that the management view said I have zero storage accounts.  After logging off, back in, confirming "obtest" storage still exists in the portal view, etc. I tried to recreate the "obtest" storage account using the default Central US location/affinity. 

    Of course, Azure said there is already an "obtest" storage account. So I did a quick create for an "obprod" storage account, knowing I was going to need one sooner or later anyway.  At this point I was almost ready to continue with the course, but went back to the portal view just to confirm both "obest" storage created there plus the "obprod" storage created in the management view were there.

    Nope.  The portal view still shows only the "obtest" storage account created in the portal view, and the management view still shows only the "obprod" storage account created in the management view.  I can see everything else (resource groups, app service plans, and app services) in both portal and management views.

    Can someone else please confirm they see what I am seeing and/or tell me what I am doing wrong?




    • Edited by wkrasl Tuesday, April 5, 2016 8:04 PM clarity
    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 8:01 PM

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  • Try to create your Storage Account from the new Portal using the Resource Manager model

    https://portal.azure.com


    Regards, Samir Farhat || Datacenter / Azure Architect || https://BuildWindows.wordpress.com

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 8:22 AM
  • Hello,

    Thank you for posting here!

    In addition to Samir’s suggestion.

    For clarification, there are two Azure management portal  https://manage.windowsazure.com (Classic, ASM or V1) and https://portal.azure.com  ( ARM, or V2).

    The Resource Manager deployment model (V2) contains important differences from the classic deployment model (V1), and the two models are not completely compatible with each other.

    The resources you created in the classic deployment model do not support Resource Manager operations. In some cases, a Resource Manager command can retrieve information about a resource created through classic deployment, or can perform an administrative tasks such as moving a classic resource to another resource group, but these cases should not give the impression that the type supports Resource Manager operations. For example, suppose you have a resource group that contains Virtual Machines that were created with Resource Manager and classic. If you run the following PowerShell command:

     

    You can create your storage account on v2 portal either in existing resource group or new resource group (from the screenshot below).

    For more information, kindly refer this link shown below:
    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/resource-manager-deployment-model/

    Regards,

    Vikranth S.

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 8:38 AM
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  • Try to create your Storage Account from the new Portal using the Resource Manager model

    https://portal.azure.com


    Regards, Samir Farhat || Datacenter / Azure Architect || https://BuildWindows.wordpress.com


    "Resource" was the default.  I did not change to "Classic."  Thanks.
    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 4:31 PM
  • Hello,

    Thank you for posting here!

    In addition to Samir’s suggestion.

    For clarification, there are two Azure management portal  https://manage.windowsazure.com (Classic, ASM or V1) and https://portal.azure.com  ( ARM, or V2).

    ...

    For more information, kindly refer this link shown below:
    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/resource-manager-deployment-model/

    Regards,

    Vikranth S.

    Thanks.  I will research this forward with your links, but think I am too much of a novice to grasp all of it right now. I expect it will all be much more clear when I get into the MVA course "Microsoft Azure Fundamentals: Storage and Data."

    In any case, as I replied above, I had created the "obtest" storage account via the portal view, selecting the default "Resource" option, ignoring the "Classic" option, and selecting the desired "obtest" resource group located in East US.

    It is important to add that, after posting this forum question, "obprod" storage created in the management view showed up belatedly in the portal view.  But as mentioned previously it could only be created with the undesirable assignment to a new Central US resource group.  Since I want my production app service in East US to access storage in East US in the same resource group, I deleted the "obprod" storage previously created in the management view in Central US, and recreated it as "obsoft" in the portal view, again selecting "Resource" and the "obsoft" resource group in East US.

    What I find interesting in all of this is that I did not have access to an East US choice when creating the new storage account.  I wonder if that is actually the root cause of not being able to see either of my storage accounts in the management view after they were created in East US with the portal view.  See image:

    In any case, I'm going to stick with this going forward, but it is annoying that I cannot follow MVA course examples that work with storage in the management view. 








    • Edited by wkrasl Wednesday, April 6, 2016 7:02 PM Add clarity
    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 4:44 PM