When you configure diagnostic settings you have the option to configure more than one thus send the logs and metrics to multiple Log Analytics workspaces. At t he same time Log Alert v2 allows you to scope your alerts not only to Log Analytics workspace but also to a specific resource or resource group. When the scope is a resource that is not the Log Analytics workspace or resource group than the Log Alert automatically finds to which workspace the logs are send and uses the data from there. But what happens if you are sending the logs and metrics to more than one Log Analytics workspace?
Tag: Azure Log Analytics
Azure Policy for Sending Azure Activity Logs
One of my blog readers has asked me about policy for sending Azure Activity logs to Log Analytics. As I have written before this is now possible via diagnostic settings at subscription level and thus is easier to make this into policy.
Azure Monitor Alert Series – Part 6
In Part 6 of the series we will cover Metric Alerts. These are very powerful alerts but they also have some limitations. The good thing is that the Azure Monitor team is constantly working on blurring the lines between Metric alerts and Log alerts and providing more unified experience. It is first important to say we have 3 different types of metric alerts. Don’t be afraid as one of the types is strictly specific to Application Insights and the other two are very similar and have deviation on defining the condition. Here are the 3 types available:
- Static Metric Alerts
- Dynamic Metric Alerts
- Availability Test alert – specific to Application Insights
As Microsoft has some good documentation (including ARM template examples) I will reference their documentation in some parts of the blog post to avoid duplicate content. Things that I think are very important for sure I will mention here.
Free Book: Inside Azure Management v3
For the last several months Pete Zerger, Tao Yang, Kevin Greene, Anders Bengtsson and me have been working hard to update Inside OMS book. With the latest changes we are now on version 3 of the book and with new name: Inside Azure Management
Finding Diagnostic Logs for Azure Services
For the last a couple of years many Azure services has started to produce diagnostic logs and metrics. These two allows you to monitor and troubleshoot the Azure Services. Unfortunately still there are some services that are missing those. To pull diagnostic logs and metrics Azure Monitor has capability called Diagnostic settings which allows you to place them on Azure Storage, Event Hub or Log Analytics. Microsoft has done a good job to document many of diagnostic logs available but still I find some services that haven’t be documented. Luckily there is a way to find what diagnostic logs are available for a service (resource) and this blog post will focus on that.