What is monitored by Azure Monitor?
This article describes the different applications and services that are monitored by Azure Monitor.
Insights and core solutions
Core insights and solutions are considered part of Azure Monitor and follow the support and service level agreements for Azure. They are supported in all Azure regions where Azure Monitor is available.
Insights provide a customized monitoring experience for particular applications and services. They collect and analyze both logs and metrics.
|Application Insights||Extensible Application Performance Management (APM) service to monitor your live web application on any platform.|
|Container insights||Monitors the performance of container workloads deployed to either Azure Container Instances or managed Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).|
|Azure Monitor for Cosmos DB||Provides a view of the overall performance, failures, capacity, and operational health of all your Azure Cosmos DB resources in a unified interactive experience.|
|Azure Monitor for Networks (preview)||Provides a comprehensive view of health and metrics for all your network resource. The advanced search capability helps you identify resource dependencies, enabling scenarios like identifying resource that are hosting your website, by simply searching for your website name.|
|Azure Monitor for Resource Groups (preview)||Triage and diagnose any problems your individual resources encounter, while offering context as to the health and performance of the resource group as a whole.|
|Azure Monitor for Storage||Provides comprehensive monitoring of your Azure Storage accounts by delivering a unified view of your Azure Storage services performance, capacity, and availability.|
|VM insights||Monitors your Azure virtual machines (VM) and virtual machine scale sets at scale. It analyzes the performance and health of your Windows and Linux VMs, and monitors their processes and dependencies on other resources and external processes.|
|Azure Monitor for Key Vault (preview)||Provides comprehensive monitoring of your key vaults by delivering a unified view of your Key Vault requests, performance, failures, and latency.|
|Azure Monitor for Azure Cache for Redis (preview)||Provides a unified, interactive view of overall performance, failures, capacity, and operational health.|
Solutions are based on log queries and views customized for a particular application or service. They collect and analyze logs only and are being deprecated over time in favor of insights.
|Agent health||Analyze the health and configuration of Log Analytics agents.|
|Alert management||Analyze alerts collected from System Center Operations Manager, Nagios, or Zabbix.|
|Service Map||Automatically discovers application components on Windows and Linux systems and maps the communication between services.|
The following table lists Azure services and the data they collect into Azure Monitor.
- Metrics - The service automatically collects metrics into Azure Monitor Metrics.
- Logs - The service supports diagnostic settings which can collect platform logs and metrics to Azure Monitor Logs.
- Insight - There is an insight available for the service which provides a customized monitoring experience for the service.
|Active Directory B2C||No||No||No|
|Active Directory Domain Services||No||Yes||No|
|Advanced Threat Protection||No||No||No|
|API for FHIR||No||No||No|
|Azure Service Manager (RDFE)||No||No||No|
|Cloud Services||Yes||Yes||No||Agent required to monitor guest operating system and workflows.|
|Content Delivery Network (CDN)||No||Yes||No|
|Data Catalog Gen2||No||No||No|
|Data Factory v2||No||Yes||No|
|Database for MariaDB||Yes||Yes||No|
|Database for MySQL||Yes||Yes||No|
|Database for PostgreSQL||Yes||Yes||No|
|Database Migration Service||No||No||No|
|Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement||No||No||No|
|Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations||No||No||No|
|Kubernetes Service (AKS)||No||No||Yes|
|Machine Learning Service||No||No||No|
|Microsoft Managed Desktop||No||No||No|
|Microsoft Social Engagement||No||No||No|
|Power BI Embedded||Yes||Yes||No|
|Project Spool Communication Platform||No||No||No|
|Red Hat OpenShift||No||No||No|
|Retail Search – by Bing||No||No||No|
|Service Fabric||No||Yes||No||Agent required to monitor guest operating system and workflows.|
|Spring Cloud Service||No||No||No|
|Azure Synapse Analytics||Yes||Yes||No|
|SQL Server Stretch Database||Yes||Yes||No|
|Storage Sync Services||No||No||No|
|Time Series Insights||Yes||Yes||No|
|Virtual Machine Scale Sets||No||Yes||Yes||Agent required to monitor guest operating system and workflows.|
|Virtual Machines||Yes||Yes||Yes||Agent required to monitor guest operating system and workflows.|
|Virtual Network - NSG Flow Logs||No||Yes||No|
|Windows Virtual Desktop||No||Yes||No|
Virtual machine agents
The following table lists the agents that can collect data from the guest operating system of virtual machines and send data to Monitor. Each agent can collect different data and send it to either Metrics or Logs in Azure Monitor.
See Overview of Azure Monitor agents for details on the data that each agent can collect.
|Azure Monitor agent (preview)||Yes||Yes|
|Log Analytics agent||No||Yes|
The services and solutions in the following table store their data in a Log Analytics workspace so that it can be analyzed with other log data collected by Azure Monitor.
|Azure Automation||Manage operating system updates and track changes on Windows and Linux computers. See Change Tracking and Update Management.|
|Azure Information Protection||Classify and optionally protect documents and emails. See Central reporting for Azure Information Protection.|
|Azure Security Center||Collect and analyze security events and perform threat analysis. See Data collection in Azure Security Center|
|Azure Sentinel||Connects to different sources including Office 365 and Amazon Web Services Cloud Trail. See Connect data sources.|
|Microsoft Intune||Create a diagnostic setting to send logs to Azure Monitor. See Send log data to storage, event hubs, or log analytics in Intune (preview).|
|Network||Network Performance Monitor - Monitor network connectivity and performance to service and application endpoints.
Azure Application Gateway - Analyze logs and metrics from Azure Application Gateway.
Traffic Analytics - Analyzes Network Watcher network security group (NSG) flow logs to provide insights into traffic flow in your Azure cloud.
|Office 365||Monitor your Office 365 environment. Updated version with improved onboarding available through Azure Sentinel.|
|SQL Analytics||Monitor performance of Azure SQL Databases and SQL Managed Instances at scale and across multiple subscriptions.|
|Surface Hub||Track the health and usage of Surface Hub devices.|
|System Center Operations Manager||Collect data from Operations Manager agents by connecting their management group to Azure Monitor. See Connect Operations Manager to Azure Monitor
Assess the risk and health of your System Center Operations Manager management group with Operations Manager Assessment solution.
|Microsoft Teams Rooms||Integrated, end-to-end management of Microsoft Teams Rooms devices.|
|Visual Studio App Center||Build, test, and distribute applications and then monitor their status and usage. See Start analyzing your mobile app with App Center and Application Insights.|
|Windows||Windows Update Compliance - Assess your Windows desktop upgrades.
Desktop Analytics - Integrates with Configuration Manager to provide insight and intelligence to make more informed decisions about the update readiness of your Windows clients.
Other solutions are available for monitoring different applications and services, but active development has stopped and they may not be available in all regions. They are covered by the Azure Log Analytics data ingestion service level agreement.
|Active Directory health check||Assess the risk and health of your Active Directory environments.|
|Active Directory replication status||Regularly monitors your Active Directory environment for any replication failures.|
|Activity log analytics||View Activity Log entries.|
|DNS Analytics (preview)||Collects, analyzes, and correlates Windows DNS analytic and audit logs and other related data from your DNS servers.|
|Cloud Foundry||Collect, view, and analyze your Cloud Foundry system health and performance metrics, across multiple deployments.|
|Containers||View and manage Docker and Windows container hosts.|
|On-Demand Assessments||Assess and optimize the availability, security, and performance of your on-premises, hybrid, and cloud Microsoft technology environments.|
|SQL health check||Assess the risk and health of your SQL Server environments.|
|Wire Data||Consolidated network and performance data collected from Windows-connected and Linux-connected computers with the Log Analytics agent.|
Third party integration
|ITSM||The IT Service Management Connector (ITSMC) allows you to connect Azure and a supported IT Service Management (ITSM) product/service.|
Resources outside of Azure
Azure Monitor can collect data from resources outside of Azure using the methods listed in the following table.
|Applications||Monitor web applications outside of Azure using Application Insights. See What is Application Insights?.|
|Virtual machines||Use agents to collect data from the guest operating system of virtual machines in other cloud environments or on-premises. See Overview of Azure Monitor agents.|
|REST API Client||Separate APIs are available to write data to Azure Monitor Logs and Metrics from any REST API client. See Send log data to Azure Monitor with the HTTP Data Collector API for Logs and Send custom metrics for an Azure resource to the Azure Monitor metric store by using a REST API for Metrics.|
- Read more about the Azure Monitor data platform which stores the logs and metrics collected by insights and solutions.
- Complete a tutorial on monitoring an Azure resource.
- Complete a tutorial on writing a log query to analyze data in Azure Monitor Logs.
- Complete a tutorial on creating a metrics chart to analyze data in Azure Monitor Metrics.