#AzureMonitor – How to use Resource Tags for filtering queries in Workbooks

One of the questions that we are often asked is how to use tags assigned to resources in Azure to create dashboards based on Kusto queries. Today, tags are not written into Log Analytics, so it is not possible to use tags for dynamic groupings in queries. However, with Azure Resource Graph and Workbooks, we … Continue reading #AzureMonitor – How to use Resource Tags for filtering queries in Workbooks

Sending SMS notification of Azure #Sentinel alerts, through #AzureMonitor

In Azure Sentinel all alert responses are driven by Playbooks. Playbooks is Azure Logic Apps, that allow everything automation from simple send e-mail to complex integration scenario. Last week Anders and I were working in a scenario where we needed to send alert notification as text messages (SMS). There are several 3rd party connectors available … Continue reading Sending SMS notification of Azure #Sentinel alerts, through #AzureMonitor

#AzureMonitor Logs – Have you noticed the Export button?

Earlier this week, Anders and I were working with exporting data from Log Analytics to a CSV file. Previously, this has always been done with the API. But nowadays we have an Export button to direct export the result from the current query. On the Export drop down menu we also have the options to … Continue reading #AzureMonitor Logs – Have you noticed the Export button?

#Azure Monitor – Data Ingestion Workbook

This week Anders and I have been working with analyzing costs for a Log Analytics workspace. As part of this work, we built a workbook, and of course, we want to share this workbook with the community The idea with the workbook is to help identify the top data ingestion sources, especially around Computers, to … Continue reading #Azure Monitor – Data Ingestion Workbook

Azure Security Center – Secure Score Trending with #AzureAutomation and #AzureMonitor Logs

One of the questions we often receive from customers is how they can easily show the trend of the Azure Security Center Secure Score. As it is possible to access the Secure Score information using REST API, it is possible to extract this information on a regular basis and store it in a custom log … Continue reading Azure Security Center – Secure Score Trending with #AzureAutomation and #AzureMonitor Logs

#AzureMonitor – Deeper dive into Workbooks

Workbooks provide a flexible canvas for data analysis and the creation of rich visual reports within the Azure portal. They allow you to tap into multiple data sources from across Azure and combine them into unified interactive experiences. Read more at the source, Microsoft Docs. We have put together a workbook to visually report on … Continue reading #AzureMonitor – Deeper dive into Workbooks

Scoping monitoring with Azure services

Introduction Monitoring is key to all modern IT operations. It is the same if we are hosting all resources in a local data center or a public cloud. Looking back, we have used, for example, System Center Operations Manager for all applications and OS monitoring, then we often had one product to monitor our hardware … Continue reading Scoping monitoring with Azure services

Visualize #AzureMonitor Service Map data in Microsoft Visio

A common question in data center migration scenarios is dependencies between servers. Service Map can be very valuable in this scenario, visualizing TCP communication between processes on different servers. Even if Service Map provides a great value we often hear a couple of questions, for example, visualize data for more than one hour and include … Continue reading Visualize #AzureMonitor Service Map data in Microsoft Visio

#AzureMonitor – Visualize Service Map data in a workbook

Service Map is a feature in Azure Monitor to automatically discovers communication between applications on both Windows and Linux servers. Service Map visualize collected data in a service map, with servers, processes, inbound and outbound connection latency, and ports across any TCP-connected architecture — more information about Service Map at Microsoft Docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/azure-monitor/insights/service-map). The default … Continue reading #AzureMonitor – Visualize Service Map data in a workbook

#AzureMonitor: Building an enriched alerts dashboard with #LogicApps and #LogAnalytics Data Collector API

We’ve had a few questions from customers on how to easily build better dashboards around Azure Monitor Alerts, particularly around Log based alerts where some of the information, such as the affected resource, may not be exposed easily.When you create Log based alerts, the affected resource identified in the alert will always be the Logs … Continue reading #AzureMonitor: Building an enriched alerts dashboard with #LogicApps and #LogAnalytics Data Collector API