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Azure Monitoring

Requires Opsview Cloud or Opsview Monitor 6
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Cloud - Azure Opspack

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft that provides on-demand cloud services to individuals, companies and governments across the world for building, testing, deploying and managing applications and services through Microsoft managed data centers.

What You Can Monitor

This Opspack provides several Host Templates, allowing you to monitor various Azure Cloud Resources, such as Virtual Machines, Storage Accounts and Load Balancers, as well as many others.

Host Templates

The following Host Templates are provided within this Opspack. Expand each Host Template section below for information on included Service Checks and click 'Read More' to be taken to the relevant information page, including a full description and usage instructions

Setup Microsoft Azure for Monitoring

To monitor your Azure environment, you need to configure it for monitoring. This requires Administrator access on Azure.

You need to retrieve the following credentials, which will allow Opsview Monitor access to the metrics provided by Azure:

  • Subscription ID
  • Tenant/Directory ID
  • Client/Application ID
  • Secret Key

Follow the steps below to retrieve this information.

Step 1: Find the Subscription ID

The Subscription ID can be found in the Subscriptions section under the All services section in the Azure dashboard.

Azure Find Subscription Step 1

Azure Find Subscription Step 2

Step 2: Find the Tenant/Directory ID

The Tenant/Directory ID can be found in the Azure Active Directory section under the Properties section in the Azure dashboard.

Azure Find Directory ID

Step 3: Find the Client/Application ID for your application

You need to create and register your application if you haven't already. For more information, refer to: Create an Azure Active Directory application

The Client/Application ID can be found in the Azure Active Directory section under the App registrations section in the Azure dashboard.

Azure Find Application ID

Step 4: Generate the Secret Key for your application

You will need to create a Secret Key for your application, once this has been created its value will be hidden, so save the value during creation.

To create the Secret Key, select your application from the list, select the Certificates and secrets section and then click on New client secret.

Specify a description and expiration date for your key and then click Add.

Azure Create Secret Key

Step 5: Find the Resource Group

You will need the name of your Resource Group in order to monitor the resources inside of it. The Resource Groups can be found in the Resource Groups section, found in All services. Here we can find the names of Resource Groups that we have already created or create new ones.

Azure Monitoring Resource Group Screenshot 1

Azure Monitoring Resource Group Screenshot 2

Step 6: Find your Resource Name

You will need the name your Resource in order to monitor it. The Resources can be found in the All resources section, found in All services. Here we can find the names of the Resources that we have already created or create new ones.

Azure Monitoring Find Resources Screenshot 1

Here you can see 3 different Resources with their names highlighted. Note that we don't require the details in the brackets that follow certain resources.

Azure Monitoring Find Resources Screenshot 2