Documentation forSecurity Event Manager

Create and manage storage accounts, resource groups, and locations

If your storage account already exists, you can list it in Azure CLI by running the following command:

az storage account list

If a storage account does not exist, create one.

The resource group name and location are present in JSON output. For more details about listing the storage account in the command line, see az storage account (© Microsoft 2022, available at, retrieved March5, 2022).

To access the Azure Portal, click Portal in the upper right of the Microsoft Azure page.

Storage accounts, locations, and resource groups are also available in the Azure Portal under Home > Storage accounts.

The storage account name, location, and resource group names are needed for running additional commands. List them and maintain for later use.

Create a storage account in the Azure Portal

  1. On the Azure Portal Home page, click Storage accounts.
  2. On the Storage accounts toolbar, click Add.

  3. Under Project details, select your Subscription and Resource group from the drop-down lists.

  4. If you do not have a resource group, click Create new.

  5. Enter a name for the resource group, and then click OK (Write this down).
  6. Under Instance details, enter a name for the storage account (Write this down). The name must not already exist in Azure, must be between 3 and 24 characters in length, and include numbers and lowercase letters only.

  7. Select a location, or use the default (Write this down).
  8. Maintain the default values for the remaining fields.
  9. Click Review + create to review your settings, and then click Create.

  10. To verify the storage account, open a command prompt and run the following command:

  11. Scroll down to find the name of your new storage account.

    Write down the names of your storage account and resource group, as well as the location. You will need them later.

  12. Now that you have a storage account and resource group, create a container. The container holds your uploaded VHD files.
    1. On the Azure Portal Home page, click Storage accounts.
    2. Select your storage account, and then click Containers.

    3. On the Containers toolbar, click + Container. Enter a name for your container, and then click OK (write the container name down).