Getting started with Microsoft Azure Cloud To prepare ServiceNow Cloud Management to work with Azure, you must perform several one-time configuration tasks. The modules that support the tasks appear under Microsoft Azure Cloud > Administration. Before you begin to configure the ServiceNow instance to work with Azure, your organization must have a Microsoft Azure subscription. Microsoft Azure Cloud is available as a separate subscription for the ServiceNow platform and it requires the Azure plugin. For information about purchasing a subscription, see your ServiceNow account manager or sales representative. To configure the ServiceNow instance to communicate with your Azure account, you need to: Have either cloud_admin or sn_azure.admin role Determine which Azure application/service principal to use to manage your subscription. Obtain values for Tenant ID, Client ID, and Key fields. For instructions on how to create your Active Directory application, go to the Microsoft Azure website and search for the document Create Active Directory application and service principal using portal. Make a note of the Azure Tenant ID, Client ID, and Key for use later in the configuration. Note: You must grant the service principal the Contributor role for each subscription that you want to manage. Roles Cloud administrators are members of the Virtual Provisioning Cloud Administrators group. The Virtual Provisioning Cloud Administrators group has or inherits these roles: itil cloud_admin cloud_operator cloud_user Collect the Azure Client ID and Tenant IDYou must specify the Azure Client ID and Tenant ID while configuring the ServiceNow instance.Declare your Azure service principalA service principal is the automated process, application, or service that the Azure admin configured to access the subscription that the admin specifies. Provide the credentials for your Azure service principal to the ServiceNow instance so that the instance can discover the Azure subscriptions for your organization. Configure Azure regionsThis is an optional procedure to specify the geographical regions to which the Azure system can provision resources for each subscription. Configure and run Discovery for your Azure subscriptionSpecify the subscriptions to manage and configure the Discovery schedule for discovering resources in the subscriptions.Configure the Azure Enterprise Agreement (EA) credentialsWhen your organization became an Azure Enterprise Agreement customer, Microsoft provided you with enrollment and access information. To optionally enable your ServiceNow instance to integrate with the Azure billing and reporting system, provide the EA access information on the Billing Credentials form. Configure rules using the Azure alert APIAll resource state and configuration changes on Azure can be tracked using events via the Azure alert API. ServiceNow® receives the events and updates the resources accordingly. The cloud admin configures the rules to tell Azure where to send the event.