Add Azure Log Analytics management solutions to your workspace

Log Analytics management solutions are a collection of logic, visualization, and data acquisition rules that provide metrics pivoted around a particular problem area. This article lists management solutions supported by Log Analytics and shows you how to add and remove for a workspace by using the Azure portal. You can also add solutions in the OMS portal using the Solutions Gallery.

Management solutions allow deeper insights to:

  • Help investigate and resolve operational issues faster
  • Collect and correlate various types of machine data
  • Help you be proactive with activities that the solution exposes.
Note

Log Analytics includes Log Search functionality, so you don't need to install a management solution to enable it. However, you get data visualizations, suggested searches, and insights by adding management solutions to your workspace.

Using this article, you add management solutions to a workspace using the Azure portal Marketplace. After you've added a solution, data is collected from the servers in your infrastructure and sent to the OMS service. Processing by the OMS service typically takes a few minutes to an hour. After the service processes the data, you can view it in OMS.

You can easily remove a management solution when it is no longer needed. When you remove a management solution, its data is not sent to OMS. If you are on the Free pricing tier, removing a solution can reduce the amount of data used, helping you stay under daily quota of data.

View available management solutions

The Azure marketplace contains the list of management solutions for Log Analytics.

You can install management solutions from Azure marketplace by clicking the Get it now link at the bottom of each solution.

Add a management solution

  1. If you haven't already done so, sign in to the Azure portal using your Azure subscription.
  2. In the New blade under Marketplace, select Monitoring + management.
  3. In the Monitoring + management blade, click See all.
    Monitoring + management blade
  4. To the right of Management Solutions, click More.
  5. In the Management Solutions blade, select a management solution that you want to add to a workspace.
    Monitoring + management blade
  6. In the management solution blade, review information about the management solution, and then click Create.
  7. In the management solution name blade, select a workspace that you want to associate with the management solution.
  8. Optionally, change workspace settings for the Azure subscription, resource group, and location. You can also choose Automation options. Click Create.
    solution workspace
  9. To start using the management solution that you've added to your workspace, navigate to Log Analytics > Subscriptions > workspace name > Overview. A new tile for your management solution is displayed. Click the tile to open it and start using the solution after data for the solution is gathered.

Remove a management solution

  1. In the Azure portal, navigate to Log Analytics > Subscriptions > workspace name and then in the workspace name blade, click Solutions.
  2. In the list of management solutions, select the solution that you want to remove.
  3. In the solution blade for your workspace, click Delete.
    delete solution
  4. In the confirmation dialog, click Yes.

Offers and pricing tiers

The following table identifies which management solutions belong to each Operations Management Suite offer. The table also identifies the pricing tiers that are available for each management solution. All solutions in the following table are available from within the Azure portal and the solutions gallery in the Log Analytics portal.

Management solution Offer Pricing tiers1 Notes
Activity Log Analytics
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
90 days of data are available free of charge
Data not subject to the Free tier cap
AD Assessment
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
AD Replication Status
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Not available to add from Azure portal/marketplace.
Agent Health
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Data not subject to the Free tier cap
Not available to add from Azure portal/marketplace.
Alert Management
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Not available to add from Azure portal/marketplace.
Application Insights Connector (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Automation Hybrid Worker
  • Automation and Control
Free
Per Node (OMS)
Requires your Log Analytics workspace to be linked to an Automation account
Azure Application Gateway Analytics
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Azure Network Security Group Analytics
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Azure SQL Analytics (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Per Node (OMS)
Requires your Log Analytics workspace to be linked to an Automation account
Azure Web Apps Analytics
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Backup
  • Insight and Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Requires a classic Backup vault.
Not available to add from Azure portal/marketplace.
Capacity and Performance (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Change Tracking
  • Automation and Control
Free
Per Node (OMS)
Requires your Log Analytics workspace to be linked to an Automation account
Containers
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
IT Service Management Connector (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Per Node (OMS)
HDInsight HBase Monitoring
(Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Key Vault Analytics
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Logic Apps B2B
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Not available to add from Azure portal/marketplace.
Malware Assessment
  • Security and Compliance
Free
Standalone
Per Node (OMS)
If you add the Security and Compliance solutions after June 19, 2017 billing is per node, regardless of the workspace pricing tier. The first 60 days are free.
Network Performance Monitor
  • Insight and Analytics
Free
Per Node (OMS)
Office 365 Analytics (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Security and Audit
  • Security and Compliance
Free
Standalone
Per Node (OMS)
Collecting security event logs requires this solution
If you add the Security and Compliance solutions after June 19, 2017 billing is per node, regardless of the workspace pricing tier. The first 60 days are free.
Service Fabric Analytics (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Service Map (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
Free
Per Node (OMS)
Available in East US, West Europe, and West Central US
Site Recovery
  • Insight and Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Requires a classic Site Recovery vault.
Not available to add from Azure portal/marketplace.
SQL Assessment
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Start/Stop VMs during off-hours
(Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Per Node (OMS)
Requires your Log Analytics workspace to be linked to an Automation account
SurfaceHub
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Not available to add from Azure portal/marketplace.
System Center Operations Manager Assessment (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Update Management
  • Automation and Control
Free
Per Node (OMS)
Requires your Log Analytics workspace to be linked to an Automation account
Update Compliance (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
No charge for data or nodes
Data not subject to the Free tier cap.
Not available to add from Azure portal/marketplace.
Upgrade Readiness
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
No charge for data or nodes
Data not subject to the Free tier cap.
Not available to add from Azure portal/marketplace.
VMware Monitoring (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Standard
Premium (OMS)
Per GB (Standalone)
Per Node (OMS)
Wire Data 2.0 (Preview)
  • Insight and Analytics
Free
Per Node (OMS)
Available in East US, West Europe, and West Central US

1 The Standard and Premium (OMS) pricing tiers are only available for customers who created their Log Analytics workspace prior to September 21, 2016.

Community provided management solutions

Community provided solutions are available from the Azure template gallery and direct from the authors.

Management solution Offer Pricing tiers Notes
All community provided solutions
  • Insight and Analytics
  • Log Analytics
Free
Per Node (OMS)
Requires your Log Analytics workspace to be linked to an Automation account

Data collection details

The following tables show data collection methods and other details about how data is collected for Log Analytics management solutions and data sources. The tables are categorized by solution offers, which equate to subscription pricing tiers. The Activity Log Analytics solution is available to all pricing tiers free of charge.

The Log Analytics Windows agent and System Center Operations Manager agent are essentially the same. The Windows agent includes additional functionality to allow it to connect to the OMS workspace and route through a proxy. If you use an Operations Manager agent, it must be targeted as an OMS agent to communicate with OMS. Operations Manager agents in this table are OMS agents that are connected to Operations Manager. See Connect Operations Manager to Log Analytics for information about connecting your existing Operations Manager environment to OMS.

Note

The type of agent that you use determines how data is sent to OMS, with the following conditions:

  • You either use the Windows agent or an Operations Manager-attached OMS agent.
  • When Operations Manager is required, Operations Manager agent data for the solution is always sent to OMS using the Operations Manager management group. Additionally, when Operations Manager is required, only the Operations Manager agent is used by the solution.
  • When Operations Manager is not required and the table shows that Operations Manager agent data is sent to OMS using the management group, then Operations Manager agent data is always sent to OMS using management groups. Windows agents bypass the management group and send their data directly to OMS.
  • When Operations Manager agent data is not sent using a management group, then the data is sent directly to OMS—bypassing the management group.

Insight & Analytics / Log Analytics

Management solution Platform Microsoft monitoring agent Operations Manager agent Azure storage Operations Manager required? Operations Manager agent data sent via management group Collection frequency
Activity Log Analytics Azure on notification
AD Assessment Windows 7 days
AD Replication Status Windows 5 days
Agent Health Windows and Linux 1 minute
Alert Management (Nagios) Linux on arrival
Alert Management (Zabbix) Linux 1 minute
Alert Management (Operations Manager) Windows 3 minutes
Application Insights Connector (Preview) Azure on notification
Azure Application Gateway Analytics Azure on notification
Azure Network Security Group Analytics Azure on notification
Azure SQL Analytics (Preview) Windows 10 minutes
Capacity Management Windows on arrival
Containers Windows and Linux 3 minutes
Key Vault Analytics Windows on notification
Network Performance Monitor Windows TCP handshakes every 5 seconds, data sent every 3 minutes
Office 365 Analytics (Preview) Windows on notification
Service Fabric Analytics Windows 5 minutes
Service Map Windows and Linux 15 seconds
SQL Assessment Windows 7 days
SurfaceHub Windows on arrival
System Center Operations Manager Assessment (Preview) Windows seven days
Upgrade Analytics (Preview) Windows 2 days
VMware Monitoring (Preview) Linux 3 minutes
Wire Data Windows (2012 R2 / 8.1 or later) 1 minute

Automation & Control

Management solution Platform Microsoft monitoring agent Operations Manager agent Azure storage Operations Manager required? Operations Manager agent data sent via management group Collection frequency
Automation Hybrid Worker Windows n/a
Change Tracking Windows hourly
Change Tracking Linux hourly
Update Management Windows at least 2 times per day and 15 minutes after installing an update

Security & Compliance

Management solution Platform Microsoft monitoring agent Operations Manager agent Azure storage Operations Manager required? Operations Manager agent data sent via management group Collection frequency
Antimalware Assessment Windows hourly
Security and Audit1 Windows and Linux partial partial partial partial various

1 The Security and Audit solution can collect logs from Windows, Operations Manager, and Linux agents. See Data sources for data collection information about:

  • Syslog
  • Windows security event logs
  • Windows firewall logs
  • Windows event logs

Protection & Recovery

Management solution Platform Microsoft monitoring agent Operations Manager agent Azure storage Operations Manager required? Operations Manager agent data sent via management group Collection frequency
Backup Azure n/a
Azure Site Recovery Azure n/a

Data sources

Data source Platform Microsoft monitoring agent Operations Manager agent Azure storage Operations Manager required? Operations Manager agent data sent via management group Collection frequency
Azure Activity Logs Windows on notification
Azure Diagnostic Logs Windows on notification
Azure Diagnostic Metrics Windows on notification
ETW Windows 5 minutes
IIS Logs Windows 5 minutes
Performance Counters Windows as scheduled, minimum of 10 seconds
Performance Counters Linux as scheduled, minimum of 10 seconds
Syslog Linux from Azure storage: 10 minutes; from agent: on arrival
Windows security event logs Windows for Azure storage: 10 min; for the agent: on arrival
Windows firewall logs Windows on arrival
Windows event logs Windows for Azure storage: 10 min; for the agent: on arrival

Preview management solutions and features

By running a service and following devops practices, we are able to partner with customers to develop features and solutions.

During private preview, we give a small group of customers access to an early implementation of the feature or solution to gain feedback and make improvements. This early implementation has minimal features and operational capabilities.

Our goal is to try things quickly so we can find what works, and what doesn’t work. We iterate through this process until the feedback from the private preview customers informs us that we’re ready for a public preview.

During the public preview, we make the feature or solution available for all users to get more feedback and validate our scaling and efficiency. During this phase:

  • Preview features appear in the Settings tab and can be enabled by any user.
  • Preview solutions are added through the gallery or using a script.

What should I know about Preview features and solutions?

We’re excited about new features and management solutions and we love working with you to develop them.

Preview features and solutions aren’t right for everyone. Before asking to join a private preview or enabling a public preview, make sure you’re OK working with something that is under development.

When enabling a preview feature through the portal, you see a warning reminding you that the feature is in preview.

For both private and public preview

The following information applies to both public and private previews:

  • Things may not always work correctly.
    • Issues range from being a minor annoyance through to something not working at all.
  • There is potential for the preview to have a negative impact on your systems / environment.
    • We try to avoid negative things happening to the systems you’re using with OMS but sometimes unexpected things occur.
  • Data loss / corruption may occur.
  • We may ask you to collect diagnostic logs or other data to help troubleshoot issues.
  • The feature or solution may be removed (either temporarily or permanently).
    • Based on our learnings during the preview we may decide to not release the feature or solution.
  • Previews may not work or may not have been tested with all configurations, and we may limit:
    • The operating systems that can be used (for example, a feature may only apply to Linux while in preview).
    • The type of agent (MMA, Operations Manager) that can be used (for example, a feature may not work with Operations Manager while in preview).
  • Preview solutions and features are not covered by the Service Level Agreement.
  • Usage of preview features incurs usage charges.
  • Features or capabilities that you need for the feature / solution to be useful may be missing or incomplete.
  • Features / solutions may not be available in all regions.
  • Features / solutions may not be localized.
  • Features / solutions may have a limit on the number of customers or devices that can use it.
  • You may need to use scripts to perform configuration and to enable the solution/feature.
  • The user interface (UI) is incomplete and may change from day to day.
  • Public previews may not be appropriate for your production / critical systems.

For private preview

In addition to the items above, the following information is specific to private previews:

  • We expect you to provide us with feedback on your experience so that we can make the feature/solution better.
  • We may contact you for feedback using surveys, phone calls, or e-mail.
  • Things don't always work correctly.
  • We may require a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for participation or may include confidential content.
    • Before blogging, tweeting, or otherwise communicating with third parties, please check with the Program Manager that is responsible for the preview to understand any restrictions on disclosure.
  • Do not run on production / critical systems.

How do I get access to private preview features and solutions?

We invite customers to private previews through several different ways depending on the preview.

  • Answering the monthly customer survey and giving us permission to follow up with you improves your chances of being invited to a private preview.
  • Your Microsoft account team can nominate you.
  • You can sign up based on details posted on twitter msopsmgmt.
  • You can sign up based on details shared community events – look for us at meet ups, conferences and in online communities.

Next steps

  • Search logs to view detailed information gathered by management solutions.