Learn about the Wavefront Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Integration.

Microsoft Azure Integration

The Microsoft Azure integration enables monitoring Azure with Wavefront and offers pre-defined dashboards and alert conditions.

Dashboards

Wavefront provides Microsoft Azure dashboards for the following services:

  • Azure: Application Gateway
  • Azure: App Service
  • Azure: Container Instances
  • Azure: Cosmos DB
  • Azure: Event Hubs
  • Azure: Files
  • Azure: Functions
  • Azure: HDInsight
  • Azure: Kubernetes Service
  • Azure: Load Balancer
  • Azure: Cache for Redis
  • Azure: Storage Accounts
  • Azure: SQL Database
  • Azure: SQL Data Warehouse
  • Azure: Summary
  • Azure: Virtual Machine
  • Azure: Virtual Machine Scale Set

Here’s a preview of the Virtual Machine dashboard: images/azure-overview.png

Metrics Configuration

Wavefront ingests Microsoft Azure metrics using the Azure Monitor APIs. For details on the metrics that the API supports, see the documentation.

Metrics originating from Microsoft Azure are prefixed with azure. within Wavefront. After you set up the integration, you can browse the available metrics in the Metrics browser. Simply click Browse > Metrics from the taskbar and search for azure..

Metrics Information

You can see the information about the metrics on the Azure metrics doc site. Click a link below to see the detailed metrics information per service:

Microsoft Azure Integrations

Add a Microsoft Azure Cloud Integration

Adding a Microsoft Azure cloud integration requires establishing a trust relationship between Azure and Tanzu Observability by Wavefront. The overall process involves the following:

  • Getting a Directory ID
  • Creating an Azure Active Directory application that represents Tanzu Observability inside Azure and getting the Application ID.
  • Creating a secret key and getting the Application secret.

To register a Microsoft Azure Cloud Integration:

  1. In the Name text box, enter a meaningful name.
  2. In the Directory ID text box, enter your Microsoft Azure Directory ID.
  3. In the Application ID text box, enter the Azure Active Directory Application (client) ID.
  4. In the Application Secret text box, enter the secret key that you created. Note: The Azure application secret that you enter is securely stored and never exposed except for read only access to the Azure APIs.
  5. (Optional) Enter the category names to fetch.
  6. (Optional) In the Metric Allow List text box, you can add metrics to an allow list by entering a regular expression. For example, ^azure.(compute|dbforpostgresql).*$.
  7. (Optional) Enter the resource group names to fetch.
  8. Select whether you want to fetch logs. If you decide that you want to fetch activity logs, you can also specify the log categories to fetch, e.g. Administrative, Service health, Alert, and so on.
  9. Click Register.

Alerts

  • Azure Instance CPU Usage Too High:Alert reports when the Azure Instance CPU utilization constantly exceeds the defined limit.
  • Azure Disk IOPS Consumed Percentage Too High:Alert reports when the Azure Disk IOPS consumed percentage constantly exceeds the defined limit.
Metric Name Description
azure.compute.vm.cpu.credits.consumed.* Total number of credits consumed by the Virtual Machine.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.cpu.credits.remaining.* Total number of credits available to burst.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.data.disk.queue.depth.* Data Disk Queue Depth(or Queue Length).
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.data.disk.read.bytes.sec.* Bytes/Sec read from a single disk during monitoring period.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.data.disk.read.operations.sec.* Read IOPS from a single disk during monitoring period.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.data.disk.write.bytes.sec.* Bytes/Sec written to a single disk during monitoring period.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.data.disk.write.operations.sec.* Write IOPS from a single disk during monitoring period.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.disk.read.bytes.* Bytes read from disk during monitoring period.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.disk.read.operations.sec.* Disk Read IOPS.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.disk.write.bytes.* Bytes written to disk during monitoring period.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.disk.write.operations.sec.* Disk Write IOPS.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.inbound.flows.* Inbound Flows are number of current flows in the inbound direction (traffic going into the VM).
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.network.in.total.* The number of bytes received on all network interfaces by the Virtual Machine(s) (Incoming Traffic).
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.network.out.total.* The number of bytes out on all network interfaces by the Virtual Machine(s) (Outgoing Traffic).
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.os.disk.queue.depth.* OS Disk Queue Depth(or Queue Length).
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.os.disk.read.bytes.sec.* Bytes/Sec read from a single disk during monitoring period for OS disk.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.os.disk.read.operations.sec.* Read IOPS from a single disk during monitoring period for OS disk.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.os.disk.write.bytes.sec.* Bytes/Sec written to a single disk during monitoring period for OS disk.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.os.disk.write.operations.sec.* Write IOPS from a single disk during monitoring period for OS disk.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.os.per.disk.qd.* OS Disk Queue Depth(or Queue Length).
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.os.per.disk.read.operations.sec.* Read IOPS from a single disk during monitoring period for OS disk.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.os.per.disk.write.bytes.sec.* Bytes/Sec written to a single disk during monitoring period for OS disk.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.os.per.disk.write.operations.sec.* Write IOPS from a single disk during monitoring period for OS disk.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.outbound.flows.* Outbound Flows are number of current flows in the outbound direction (traffic going out of the VM).
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.per.disk.qd.* Data Disk Queue Depth(or Queue Length).
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.per.disk.read.bytes.sec.* Bytes/Sec read from a single disk during monitoring period.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.per.disk.read.operations.sec.* Disk Read IOPS.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.per.disk.write.bytes.sec.* Bytes written to disk during monitoring period.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.per.disk.write.operations.sec.* Write IOPS from a single disk during monitoring period.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.percentage.cpu.* The percentage of allocated compute units that are currently in use by the Virtual Machine(s).
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.premium.data.disk.cache.read.hit.* Premium data disk cache read hit.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.premium.data.disk.cache.read.miss.* Premium data disk cache read miss.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.premium.os.disk.cache.read.hit.* Premium OS disk cache read hit.
Statistics: count
azure.compute.vm.premium.os.disk.cache.read.miss.* Premium OS disk cache read miss.
Statistics: count