Region management in Azure Stack
Applies to: Azure Stack integrated systems and Azure Stack Development Kit
Azure Stack has the concept of regions, which are logical entities comprised of the hardware resources that make up the Azure Stack infrastructure. Inside Region management, you can find all resources that are required to successfully operate the Azure Stack infrastructure lifecycle.
One integrated system deployment (referred to as an Azure Stack cloud) makes up a single region. Each Azure Stack Development Kit has one region, named local. If you deploy a second Azure Stack integrated system, or you set up another instance of the development kit on separate hardware, this Azure Stack cloud is a different region.
Information available through the Region management tile
Azure Stack has a set of region management capabilities available in the Region management tile. This tile is available to an Azure Stack operator on the default dashboard in the administrator portal. Through this tile, you can monitor and update your Azure Stack region and its components, which are region-specific.
If you click a region in the Region management tile, you can access the following information:
The resource menu. Here, you can access specific infrastructure management areas, and view and manage user resources such as storage accounts and virtual networks.
Alerts. This tile lists system-wide alerts and provides details on each of those alerts.
Updates. In this tile, you can view the current version of your Azure Stack infrastructure.
Resource providers. Resource providers is the place to manage the tenant functionality offered by the components required to run Azure Stack. Each resource provider comes with an administrative experience. This experience can include alerts for the specific provider, metrics, and other management capabilities specific to the resource provider.
Infrastructure roles. Infrastructure roles are the components necessary to run Azure Stack. Only the infrastructure roles that report alerts are listed. By clicking a role, you can view the alerts associated with the specific role and the role instances where this role is running. Although there is the capability to start, restart, or shut down an infrastructure role instance, do not do this in a development kit environment. These options are designed only for a multi-node environment, where there is more than one role instance per infrastructure role. Restarting a role instance (especially AzS-Xrp01) in the development kit causes system instability.