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Attach NIC or clean up#

Operational Excellence · Virtual Machine · Rule · 2020_06

Network interfaces (NICs) should be attached.


Network interfaces (NICs) are used to attach services to a virtual network. Each NIC is deployed as a separate resource, however are intended to be used with a related service. A NIC that is not attached to a related service perform no purpose.

Example of services that use NICs include:

  • Virtual Machines
  • Private Endpoints


Consider cleaning up NICs that are not required to reduce management complexity. Also consider using Resource Groups to help manage the lifecycle of related resources together.

Last update: 2022-12-03