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.


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.

    All services within Azure portal

  3. Select the capacity you want to scale.

    Power BI Embedded capacity list within Azure portal

  4. Select Pricing tier under Scale within your capacity.

    Pricing tier option under scale

    Your current pricing tier is outlined in blue.

    Current pricing tier outlined in blue

  5. To scale up or down, select the new tier to move to. Selecting a new tier places a dashed blue outline around the selection. Select Select to scale to the new tier.

    Select new tier

    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.

    Confirm current tier

Next steps

To pause or start your capacity, see Pause and start your Power BI Embedded capacity in the Azure portal.

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

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