Create an Analysis Services server in Azure portal

This article walks you through creating an Analysis Services server resource in your Azure subscription.

Before you begin, you need:

  • Azure subscription: Visit Azure Free Trial to create an account.
  • Azure Active Directory: Your subscription must be associated with an Azure Active Directory tenant. And, you need to be signed in to Azure with an account in that Azure Active Directory. To learn more, see Authentication and user permissions.

Log in to the Azure portal

Log in to the Azure portal

Create a server

  1. Click + Create a resource > Data + Analytics > Analysis Services.


  2. In Analysis Services, fill in the required fields, and then press Create.

    Create server

    • Server name: Type a unique name used to reference the server.
    • Subscription: Select the subscription this server will be associated with.
    • Resource group: Create a new resource group or select one you already have. Resource groups are designed to help you manage a collection of Azure resources. To learn more, see resource groups.
    • Location: This Azure datacenter location hosts the server. Choose a location nearest your largest user base.
    • Pricing tier: Select a pricing tier. If you are testing and intend to install the sample model database, select the free D1 tier. To learn more, see Azure Analysis Services pricing.
      • Administrator: By default, this will be the account you are logged in with. You can choose a different account from your Azure Active Directory.
      • Backup Storage setting: Optional. If you already have a storage account, you can specify it as the default for model database backup. You can also specify backup and restore settings later.
      • Storage key expiration: Optional. Specify a storage key expiration period.
  3. Click Create.

Create usually takes under a minute. If you selected Add to Portal, navigate to your portal to see your new server. Or, navigate to All services > Analysis Services to see if your server is ready.

Clean up resources

When no longer needed, delete your server. In your server's Overview, click Delete.


Next steps

Add a sample data model to your server.
Install an On-premises data gateway if your data model connects to on-premises data sources.
Deploy a tabular model project from Visual Studio.