Scale your Power BI Embedded capacity in the Azure portal

This article walks through how to scale a Power BI Embedded capacity in Microsoft Azure. Scaling allows you to increase or decrease the size of your capacity.

This assumes you have created a Power BI Embedded capacity. If you have not, see Create Power BI Embedded capacity in the Azure portal to get started.

For information about autoscaling in Embedded Gen 2, see Autoscaling in Embedded Gen 2.


A scaling operation can take about a minute. During this time, the capacity will not be available. Embedded content may fail to load.

Scale a capacity

  1. Sign into the Azure portal.

  2. Select All services > Power BI Embedded to see your capacities.

    Screenshot of all services within Azure portal.

  3. Select the capacity you want to scale. Notice that the current scale for each capacity is listed under SKU.

    Screenshot of Power BI Embedded capacity list in Azure portal.

    When you make your selection, information about that capacity is displayed next to it. This information again includes the current scaling under SKU.

    Screenshot of essential information about capacity.

  4. Select Change size under Scale within your capacity.

    Screenshot of Change size option.

  5. Select a scale and click Resize.

    Sceenshot of new scale selection.

    Scaling your capacity may take a minute or two to complete.

  6. Confirm your tier by viewing the overview tab. The current pricing tier is listed.

    Screenshot current tier information.

Next steps

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