Recommended abbreviations for Azure resource types

Azure workloads are typically composed of multiple resources and services. Including a naming component in your resource names that represents the type of the Azure resource makes it easier to visually recognize application or service components.

This list provides recommended abbreviations for various Azure resource types to include in your naming conventions. These abbreviations are often used as prefixes in resource names, so each abbreviation is shown below followed by a hyphen (-), except for resource types that disallow hyphens in the resource name. Your naming convention might place the resource type abbreviation in a different location of the name if it's more suitable for your organization's needs.

General

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
API management service instance Microsoft.ApiManagement/service apim-
Managed Identity Microsoft.ManagedIdentity/userAssignedIdentities id-
Management group Microsoft.Management/managementGroups mg-
Policy definition Microsoft.Authorization/policyDefinitions policy-
Resource group Microsoft.Resources/resourceGroups rg-

Networking

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
Application gateway Microsoft.Network/applicationGateways agw-
Application security group (ASG) Microsoft.Network/applicationSecurityGroups asg-
Bastion Microsoft.Network/bastionHosts bas-
CDN profile Microsoft.Cdn/profiles cdnp-
CDN endpoint Microsoft.Cdn/profiles/endpoints cdne-
Connections Microsoft.Network/connections con-
DNS Microsoft.Network/dnsZones dnsz-
DNS zone Microsoft.Network/privateDnsZones pdnsz-
Firewall Microsoft.Network/azureFirewalls afw-
Firewall policy Microsoft.Network/firewallPolicies afwp-
ExpressRoute circuit Microsoft.Network/expressRouteCircuits erc-
Front Door instance Microsoft.Network/frontDoors fd-
Front Door firewall policy Microsoft.Network/frontdoorWebApplicationFirewallPolicies fdfp-
Load balancer (internal) Microsoft.Network/loadBalancers lbi-
Load balancer (external) Microsoft.Network/loadBalancers lbe-
Load balancer rule Microsoft.Network/loadBalancers/inboundNatRules rule-
Local network gateway Microsoft.Network/localNetworkGateways lgw-
NAT gateway Microsoft.Network/natGateways ng
Network interface (NIC) Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces nic-
Network security group (NSG) Microsoft.Network/networkSecurityGroups nsg-
Network security group (NSG) security rules Microsoft.Network/networkSecurityGroups/securityRules nsgsr-
Network Watcher Microsoft.Network/networkWatchers nw-
Private Link "Microsoft.Network/privateLinkServices pl-
Public IP address Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses pip-
Public IP address prefix Microsoft.Network/publicIPPrefixes ippre-
Route filter Microsoft.Network/routeFilters rf-
Route table Microsoft.Network/routeTables rt-
Service endpoint Microsoft.serviceEndPointPolicies se-
Traffic Manager profile Microsoft.Network/trafficManagerProfiles traf-
User defined route (UDR) Microsoft.Network/routeTables/routes udr-
Virtual network Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks vnet-
Virtual network peering Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/virtualNetworkPeerings peer-
Virtual network subnet Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/subnets snet-
Virtual WAN Microsoft.Network/virtualWans vwan-
VPN Gateway Microsoft.Network/vpnGateways vpng-
VPN connection Microsoft.Network/vpnGateways/vpnConnections vcn-
VPN site Microsoft.Network/vpnGateways/vpnSites vst-
Virtual network gateway Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworkGateways vgw-
Web Application Firewall (WAF) policy Microsoft.Network/firewallPolicies waf
Web Application Firewall (WAF) policy rule group Microsoft.Network/firewallPolicies/ruleGroups wafrg

Compute and Web

Asset type Resource provider namespace/entity Abbreviation
App Service environment Microsoft.Web/sites ase-
App Service plan Microsoft.Web/serverFarms plan-
Availability set Microsoft.Compute/availabilitySets avail-
Azure Arc enabled server Microsoft.HybridCompute/machines arcs-
Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes cluster Microsoft.Kubernetes/connectedClusters arck
Cloud service Microsoft.Compute/cloudServices cld-
Disk encryption set Microsoft.Compute/diskEncryptionSets des
Function app Microsoft.Web/sites func-
Gallery Microsoft.Compute/galleries gal
Managed disk (OS) Microsoft.Compute/disks osdisk
Managed disk (data) Microsoft.Compute/disks disk
Notification Hubs Microsoft.NotificationHubs/namespaces/notificationHubs ntf-
Notification Hubs namespace Microsoft.NotificationHubs/namespaces ntfns-
Snapshot Microsoft.Compute/snapshots snap-
Static web app Microsoft.Web/staticSites stapp-
Virtual machine Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines vm
Virtual machine scale set Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets vmss-
VM storage account Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts stvm
Web app Microsoft.Web/sites app-

Containers

Asset type Resource provider namespace/entity Abbreviation
AKS cluster Microsoft.ContainerService/managedClusters aks-
Container registry Microsoft.ContainerRegistry/registries cr
Container instance Microsoft.ContainerInstance/containerGroups ci
Service Fabric cluster Microsoft.ServiceFabric/clusters sf-

Databases

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
Azure Cosmos DB database Microsoft.DocumentDB/databaseAccounts/sqlDatabases cosmos-
Azure Cache for Redis instance Microsoft.Cache/Redis redis-
Azure SQL Database server Microsoft.Sql/servers sql-
Azure SQL database Microsoft.Sql/servers/databases sqldb-
Azure Synapse Analytics Microsoft.Synapse/workspaces syn
Azure Synapse Analytics Workspaces Microsoft.Synapse/workspaces synw
Azure Synapse Analytics SQL Dedicated Pool Microsoft.Synapse/workspaces/sqlPools syndp
Azure Synapse Analytics Spark Pool Microsoft.Synapse/workspaces/sqlPools synsp
MySQL database Microsoft.DBforMySQL/servers mysql-
PostgreSQL database Microsoft.DBforPostgreSQL/servers psql-
SQL Server Stretch Database Microsoft.Sql/servers/databases sqlstrdb-
SQL Managed Instance Microsoft.Sql/managedInstances sqlmi-

Storage

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
Storage account Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts st
Azure StorSimple Microsoft.StorSimple/managers ssimp

AI and Machine Learning

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
Azure Cognitive Search Microsoft.Search/searchServices srch-
Azure Cognitive Services Microsoft.CognitiveServices/accounts cog-
Azure Machine Learning workspace Microsoft.MachineLearningServices/workspaces mlw-

Analytics and IoT

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
Azure Analysis Services server Microsoft.AnalysisServices/servers as
Azure Databricks workspace Microsoft.Databricks/workspaces dbw-
Azure Stream Analytics Microsoft.StreamAnalytics/cluster asa-
Azure Data Explorer cluster Microsoft.Kusto/clusters dec
Azure Data Explorer cluster database Microsoft.Kusto/clusters/databases dedb
Azure Data Factory Microsoft.DataFactory/factories adf-
Data Lake Store account Microsoft.DataLakeStore/accounts dls
Data Lake Analytics account Microsoft.DataLakeAnalytics/accounts dla
Event Hubs namespace Microsoft.EventHub/namespaces evhns-
Event hub Microsoft.EventHub/namespaces/eventHubs evh-
Event Grid domain Microsoft.EventGrid/domains evgd-
Event Grid subscriptions Microsoft.EventGrid/eventSubscriptions evgs-
Event Grid topic Microsoft.EventGrid/domains/topics evgt-
HDInsight - Hadoop cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters hadoop-
HDInsight - HBase cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters hbase-
HDInsight - Kafka cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters kafka-
HDInsight - Spark cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters spark-
HDInsight - Storm cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters storm-
HDInsight - ML Services cluster Microsoft.HDInsight/clusters mls-
IoT hub Microsoft.Devices/IotHubs iot-
Provisioning services Microsoft.Devices/provisioningServices provs-
Provisioning services certificate Microsoft.Devices/provisioningServices/certificates pcert-
Power BI Embedded Microsoft.PowerBIDedicated/capacities pbi-
Time Series Insights environment Microsoft.TimeSeriesInsights/environments tsi-

Azure Virtual Desktop

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
Virtual desktop host pool vdpool-
Virtual desktop application group vdag-
Virtual desktop workspace vdws-

Developer tools

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
App Configuration store Microsoft.AppConfiguration/configurationStores appcs-
SignalR Microsoft.SignalRService/SignalR sigr

Integration

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
Integration account Microsoft.Logic/integrationAccounts ia-
Logic apps Microsoft.Logic/workflows logic-
Service Bus Microsoft.ServiceBus/namespaces sb-
Service Bus queue Microsoft.ServiceBus/namespaces/queues sbq-
Service Bus topic Microsoft.ServiceBus/namespaces/topics sbt-

Management and governance

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
Automation account Microsoft.Automation/automationAccounts aa-
Application Insights Microsoft.Insights/components appi-
Azure Monitor action group Microsoft.Insights/actionGroups ag-
Azure Purview instance Microsoft.Purview/accounts pview-
Blueprint Microsoft.Blueprint/blueprints bp-
Blueprint assignment Microsoft.Blueprint/blueprints/artifacts bpa-
Key vault Microsoft.KeyVault/vaults kv-
Log Analytics workspace Microsoft.OperationalInsights/workspaces log-

Migration

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
Azure Migrate project Microsoft.Migrate/assessmentProjects migr-
Database Migration Service instance Microsoft.DataMigration/services dms-
Recovery Services vault Microsoft.RecoveryServices/vaults rsv-

Deprecated product names

Asset type Resource provider namespace/Entity Abbreviation
Azure SQL Data Warehouse Microsoft.Sql/servers sqldw-

Next steps

Review recommendations for tagging your Azure resources and assets.