Enable resource logging in Azure Traffic Manager

This article describes how to enable collection of diagnostic resource logs and access log data for a Traffic Manager profile.

Azure Traffic Manager resource logs can provide insight into the behavior of the Traffic Manager profile resource. For example, you can use the profile's log data to determine why individual probes have timed out against an endpoint.

Enable resource logging


This article uses the Azure Az PowerShell module, which is the recommended PowerShell module for interacting with Azure. To get started with the Az PowerShell module, see Install Azure PowerShell. To learn how to migrate to the Az PowerShell module, see Migrate Azure PowerShell from AzureRM to Az.

You can run the commands that follow in the Azure Cloud Shell, or by running PowerShell from your computer. The Azure Cloud Shell is a free interactive shell. It has common Azure tools preinstalled and configured to use with your account. If you run PowerShell from your computer, you need the Azure PowerShell module, 1.0.0 or later. You can run Get-Module -ListAvailable Az to find the installed version. If you need to install or upgrade, see Install Azure PowerShell module. If you are running PowerShell locally, you also need to run Login-AzAccount to sign in to Azure.

  1. Retrieve the Traffic Manager profile:

    To enable resource logging, you need the ID of a Traffic Manager profile. Retrieve the Traffic Manager profile that you want to enable resource logging for with Get-AzTrafficManagerProfile. The output includes the Traffic Manager profile's ID information.

    Get-AzTrafficManagerProfile -Name <TrafficManagerprofilename> -ResourceGroupName <resourcegroupname>
  2. Enable resource logging for the Traffic Manager profile:

    Enable resource logging for the Traffic Manager profile using the ID obtained in the previous step with Set-AzDiagnosticSetting. The following command stores verbose logs for the Traffic Manager profile to a specified Azure Storage account.

    Set-AzDiagnosticSetting -ResourceId <TrafficManagerprofileResourceId> -StorageAccountId <storageAccountId> -Enabled $true
  3. Verify diagnostic settings:

    Verify diagnostic settings for the Traffic Manager profile using Get-AzDiagnosticSetting. The following command displays the categories that are logged for a resource.

    Get-AzDiagnosticSetting -ResourceId <TrafficManagerprofileResourceId>

    Ensure that all log categories associated with the Traffic Manager profile resource display as enabled. Also, verify that the storage account is correctly set.

Access log files

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. Navigate to your Azure Storage account in the portal.

  3. On the Overview page of your Azure storage account, under Services select Blobs.

  4. For Containers, select insights-logs-probehealthstatusevents, and navigate down to the PT1H.json file and click Download to download and save a copy of this log file.

    Access log files of your Traffic Manager profile from a blob storage

Traffic Manager log schema

All resource logs available through Azure Monitor share a common top-level schema, with flexibility for each service to emit unique properties for their own events. For top-level resource logs schema, see Supported services, schemas, and categories for Azure Resource Logs.

The following table includes logs schema specific to the Azure Traffic Manager profile resource.

Field Name Field Type Definition Example
EndpointName String The name of the Traffic Manager endpoint whose health status is being recorded. myPrimaryEndpoint
Status String The health status of the Traffic Manager endpoint that was probed. The status can either be Up or Down. Up

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