Visually monitor Azure Data Factory
Once you've created and published a pipeline in Azure Data Factory, you can associate it with a trigger or manually kick off an ad hoc run. You can monitor all of your pipeline runs natively in the Azure Data Factory user experience. To open the monitoring experience, select the Monitor & Manage tile in the data factory blade of the Azure portal. If you're already in the ADF UX, click on the Monitor icon on the left sidebar.
All data factory runs are displayed in the browser's local time zone. If you change the time zone, all the date/time fields snap to the one that you selected.
Monitor pipeline runs
The default monitoring view is list of pipeline runs in the selected time period. The following columns are displayed:
|Pipeline Name||Name of the pipeline|
|Actions||Icons that allow you to view activity details, cancel, or rerun the pipeline|
|Run Start||Start date and time for the pipeline run (MM/DD/YYYY, HH:MM:SS AM/PM)|
|Duration||Run duration (HH:MM:SS)|
|Triggered By||The name of the trigger that started the pipeline|
|Status||Failed, Succeeded, In Progress, Canceled, or Queued|
|Annotations||Filterable tags associated with a pipeline|
|Parameters||Parameters for the pipeline run (name/value pairs)|
|Error||If the pipeline failed, the run error|
|Run ID||ID of the pipeline run|
You need to manually select the Refresh button to refresh the list of pipeline and activity runs. Autorefresh is currently not supported.
Monitor activity runs
To view activity runs for each pipeline run, select the View activity runs icon under the Actions column. The list view shows activity runs that correspond to each pipeline run.
|Activity Name||Name of the activity inside the pipeline|
|Activity Type||Type of the activity, such as Copy, ExecuteDataFlow, or AzureMLExecutePipeline|
|Actions||Icons that allow you to see JSON input information, JSON output information, or detailed activity-specific monitoring experiences|
|Run Start||Start date and time for the activity run (MM/DD/YYYY, HH:MM:SS AM/PM)|
|Duration||Run duration (HH:MM:SS)|
|Status||Failed, Succeeded, In Progress, or Canceled|
|Integration Runtime||Which Integration Runtime the activity was run on|
|User Properties||User-defined properties of the activity|
|Error||If the activity failed, the run error|
|Run ID||ID of the activity run|
Promote user properties to monitor
Promote any pipeline activity property as a user property so that it becomes an entity that you monitor. For example, you can promote the Source and Destination properties of the copy activity in your pipeline as user properties. Select Auto Generate to generate the Source and Destination user properties for a copy activity.
You can only promote up to five pipeline activity properties as user properties.
After you create the user properties, you can monitor them in the monitoring list views. If the source for the copy activity is a table name, you can monitor the source table name as a column in the list view for activity runs.
Configure the list view
Order and filter
Toggle whether pipeline runs will be in descending or ascending according to the run start time. Filter pipeline runs by using the following columns:
|Pipeline Name||Filter by the name of the pipeline.|
|Run Start||Determine the time range of the pipeline runs displayed. Options include quick filters for Last 24 hours, Last week, and Last 30 days or to select a custom date and time.|
|Run Status||Filter runs by status: Succeeded, Failed, Queued, Canceled, or In Progress.|
|Annotations||Filter by tags applied to each pipeline|
|Runs||Filter whether you want to see reran pipelines|
Add or remove columns
Right-click the list view header and choose columns that you want to appear in the list view.
Adjust column widths
Increase and decrease the column widths in the list view by hovering over the column header.
Rerun activities inside a pipeline
You can rerun activities inside a pipeline. Select View activity runs, and then select the activity in your pipeline from which point you want to rerun your pipeline.
View rerun history
You can view the rerun history for all the pipeline runs in the list view.
You can also view rerun history for a particular pipeline run.
Use Gantt views to quickly visualize your pipelines and activity runs.
You can look at the Gantt view per pipeline or group by annotations/tags that you've created on your pipelines.
The length of the bar informs the duration of the pipeline. You can also select the bar to see more details.
Select the Information icon on the lower left. Then select Guided Tours to get step-by-step instructions on how to monitor your pipeline and activity runs.
You can raise alerts on supported metrics in Data Factory. Select Monitor > Alerts & Metrics on the Data Factory monitoring page to get started.
For a seven-minute introduction and demonstration of this feature, watch the following video:
Select New Alert Rule to create a new alert.
Specify the rule name and select the alert severity.
Select the alert criteria.
Configure the alert logic. You can create an alert for the selected metric for all pipelines and corresponding activities. You can also select a particular activity type, activity name, pipeline name, or failure type.
Configure email, SMS, push, and voice notifications for the alert. Create an action group, or choose an existing one, for the alert notifications.
Create the alert rule.
To learn about monitoring and managing pipelines, see the Monitor and manage pipelines programmatically article.