1. Using azure dashboard with mysql


    To create an Azure dashboard with a MySQL server, we would take the following overall steps:

    1. Set up an Azure Resource Group: This is a logical container in Azure that holds related resources for an Azure solution.
    2. Create an Azure MySQL Server: This is the managed MySQL database service provided by Azure.
    3. Configure a MySQL Database: A database inside the MySQL server where your data will reside.
    4. Deploy an Azure Dashboard: Although Azure Dashboards are typically created and configured through the Azure portal, for the purpose of this program, I will demonstrate how to create resources that you could visualize on an Azure Dashboard.

    Below is a Pulumi program written in TypeScript that provisions these resources. You'll need to have Pulumi installed and configured with your Azure account. Ensure you have Node.js and the @pulumi/azure package installed.

    The following program demonstrates how to set up the resources:

    import * as azure from "@pulumi/azure"; // Create an Azure Resource Group const resourceGroup = new azure.core.ResourceGroup("my-resource-group", { location: "West US", }); // Create an Azure MySQL Server const mysqlServer = new azure.mysql.Server("my-mysql-server", { resourceGroupName: resourceGroup.name, location: resourceGroup.location, administratorLogin: "mysqladminun", administratorLoginPassword: "H@Sh1CoR3!", skuName: "B_Gen5_2", storageMb: 5120, version: "5.7", sslEnforcement: "Enabled", backupRetentionDays: 7, geoRedundantBackup: "Disabled", publicNetworkAccess: "Enabled", }); // Create a MySQL Database inside the MySQL Server const mysqlDatabase = new azure.mysql.Database("my-mysql-database", { resourceGroupName: resourceGroup.name, serverName: mysqlServer.name, charset: "utf8", collation: "utf8_unicode_ci", }); // Export the connection string for the MySQL server to use in your applications export const connectionString = pulumi.all([mysqlServer.name, mysqlServer.administratorLogin, mysqlServer.administratorLoginPassword]) .apply(([serverName, adminLogin, adminPassword]) => `Server=${serverName}.mysql.database.azure.com;Database=${mysqlDatabase.name};Uid=${adminLogin};Pwd=${adminPassword};`);

    This program performs the following actions:

    • First, we import the @pulumi/azure package to interact with Azure services.
    • We define a new resource group called my-resource-group where all our resources will be organized.
    • Then, we provision a new Azure MySQL Server with the necessary configurations such as login credentials, SKU (which defines the pricing tier and capacity), and storage size.
    • We also create a new MySQL database named my-mysql-database on the provisioned MySQL server with a defined charset and collation.
    • Finally, we export the connection string that applications can use to connect to the MySQL server. This string includes placeholders that will be filled in with actual values once the MySQL server is provisioned.

    Remember to replace administratorLogin and administratorLoginPassword with secure credentials. Also, you should not hardcode passwords like this in production; consider using secrets management for production scenarios.

    To visualize these resources in an Azure Dashboard, you would typically use the Azure Portal, where you can manually create and configure dashboards. You could pin the MySQL Server and databases to the dashboard for easy monitoring. Currently, Pulumi does not support managing Azure Dashboards as code, so this step needs to be performed manually in the Azure Portal after the resources have been provisioned.