Pause and start your Power BI Embedded capacity in the Azure portal

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This article walks through how to pause and start a Power BI Embedded capacity in Microsoft Azure. 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.

If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Pause your capacity

Pausing your capacity prevents you from being billed. Pausing your capacity is great if you do not need to use the capacity for a period of time. Use the following steps to pause your capacity.

Note

Pausing a capacity may prevent content from being available within Power BI. Make sure to unassign workspaces from your capacity before pausing to prevent interruption.

  1. Sign into the Azure portal.

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

    All services within Azure portal

  3. Select the capacity you want to pause.

    Power BI Embedded capacity list within Azure portal

  4. Select Pause within the capacity details.

    Pause your capacity

  5. Select Yes, which confirms you want to pause the capacity.

    Confirm pause

Start your capacity

Resume usage by starting your capacity. Starting your capacity also resumes billing.

  1. Sign into the Azure portal.

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

    All services within Azure portal

  3. Select the capacity you want to start.

    Power BI Embedded capacity list within Azure portal

  4. Select Start within the capacity details.

    Start your capacity

  5. Select Yes, which confirms you want to start the capacity.

    Confirm start

If any content is assigned to this capacity, it is available once started.

Next steps

If you want to scale your capacity up or down, see Scale your Power BI Embedded capacity.

To begin embedding Power BI content within your application, see How to embed your Power BI dashboards, reports and tiles.

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