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Azure Monitoring

Requires Opsview Cloud or Opsview Monitor 6
Opsview Supported

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 application and services through Microsoft managed data centers.

What You Can Monitor

This Opspack provides several Host Templates, allowing you to monitor various Azure Cloud Services, 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. Click the name of each Host Template to be taken to the relevant information page, including a full Service Check 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