Use Azure IoT Central to monitor your devices

This tutorial shows you, as an operator, how to use your Microsoft Azure IoT Central application to monitor your devices and change settings.

In this tutorial, you learn how to:

  • Receive a notification
  • Investigate an issue
  • Remediate an issue


Before you begin, the builder should complete the three builder tutorials to create the Azure IoT Central application:

Receive a notification

Azure IoT Central sends notifications about devices as email messages. The builder added a rule to send a notification when the temperature in a connected air conditioner device exceeded a threshold. Check the emails sent to the account the builder chose to receive notifications.

Open the email message you received at the end of the Configure rules and actions for your device tutorial. In the email, choose Click here to open your device:

Application Builder rules

The Device page for the Connected Air Conditioner-1 simulated device you created in the previous tutorials opens in your browser:

Device that triggered the notification email message

Investigate an issue

As an operator, you can view information about the device on the Measurements, Settings, Properties, Rules, and Dashboard pages. The builder customized the Dashboard to display important information about a connected air conditioner device.

  • Choose the Dashboard view to see information about the device:

    Device dashboard

    The chart on the dashboard shows a plot of the device temperature. You can also see the current target temperature for the device in the Set target temperature tile. You decide that the target temperature is too high.

Remediate an issue

To change the target temperature of the device, use the Settings page:

  1. Choose Settings. Change Set Temperature to 100. Choose Update to send the new target temperature to the device. When the device acknowledges the settings change, the status of the setting value changes to synced:

    Update settings

  2. Choose Dashboard and verify the new setting value:

    Updated device dashboard

Next steps

In this tutorial, you learned how to:

  • Receive a notification
  • Investigate an issue
  • Remediate an issue

Now that you have monitored your device the suggested next step is to Add a device.