During my preparation for the AZ-140 (Azure Virtual Desktop) certification I had problems creating a NetApp Files Account. When creating the NetApp account, I received the following error message:
Creation of ‘netAppAccounts’ has been restricted in this region
The only prerequisite before creating a NetApp Account is to register the Azure Provider “Microsoft.NetApp”. This was already done as described in the Microsoft Learn article before creating the NetApp account.
az account set --subscription <subscriptionID>
az provider register --namespace Microsoft.NetApp --wait
You can see that the ‘Microsoft.NetApp’ resource provider was registered successfully. I thought: Well it is the cloud maybe give it some time? But even after 24 hours the creation of the NetApp Account was still not possible. I reached out on Twitter and got feedback from Andreas Fleischmann with the missing hint.
I am using a MSDN Visual Studio Enterprise subscription in my tenant. It seems that Azure NetApp Files is restricted for those subscriptions. You need to contact the Azure Support and request a quota for the NetApp service.
After the Microsoft Support Engineer completed the quota request the creation of the NetApp account was possible 🙂