Azure Monitor Metrics

Collect metrics from Azure Monitor with Elastic Agent.

Version
1.6.4 (View all)
Compatible Kibana version(s)
8.12.0 or higher
Supported Serverless project types

Security
Observability
Subscription level
Basic

The Azure Monitor feature collects and aggregates logs and metrics from a variety of sources into a common data platform where it can be used for analysis, visualization, and alerting.

The Azure Monitor metrics are numerical values that describe some aspect of a system at a particular point in time. They are collected at regular intervals and are identified with a timestamp, a name, a value, and one or more defining labels.

The Azure Resource Metrics will periodically retrieve the Azure Monitor metrics using the Azure REST APIs as MetricList. Additional Azure API calls will be executed to retrieve information regarding the resources targeted by the user.

Requirements

Before you start, check the Authentication and costs section.

Setup

Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to set up an Azure metrics integration.

Data stream specific configuration notes

Period:: (string) Reporting interval. Metrics will have a timegrain of 5 minutes, so the Period configuration option for monitor should have a value of 300s or multiple of 300sfor relevant results.

Resources:: (string) Contains following options:

resource_id:: ([]string) The fully qualified ID's of the resource, including the resource name and resource type. Has the format /subscriptions/{guid}/resourceGroups/{resource-group-name}/providers/{resource-provider-namespace}/{resource-type}/{resource-name}. Should return a list of resources.

You can gather metrics from a large number of resources. To reduce verbosity, you can enter a resource group and filter by resource type, or type in a “resource_query” where you can filter resources inside your subscription. Check the following resources API:

resource_group:: ([]string) Using the resource_type configuration option as a filter is required for the resource groups entered. This option should return a list resources we want to apply our metric configuration options on.

resource_type:: (string) As mentioned above this will be a filter option for the resource group api, will check for all resources under the specified group that are the type under this configuration.

resource_query:: (string) Should contain a filter entered by the user, the output will be a list of resources.

Resource metric configurations

metrics:: List of different metrics to collect information.

namespace:: (string) Namespaces are a way to categorize or group similar metrics together. By using namespaces, users can achieve isolation between groups of metrics that might collect different insights or performance indicators.

name:: ([]string) Name of the metrics that's being reported. Usually, the name is descriptive enough to help identify what's measured. A list of metric names can be entered as well.

aggregations:: ([]string) List of supported aggregations. Azure Monitor stores all metrics at one-minute granularity intervals. During a given minute, a metric might need to be sampled several times or it might need to be measured for many discrete events. To limit the number of raw values we have to emit and pay for in Azure Monitor, they will locally pre-aggregate and emit the values: Minimum: The minimum observed value from all the samples and measurements during the minute. Maximum: The maximum observed value from all the samples and measurements during the minute. Sum: The summation of all the observed values from all the samples and measurements during the minute. Count: The number of samples and measurements taken during the minute. Total: The total number of all the observed values from all the samples and measurements during the minute. If no aggregations are filled, the primary aggregation assigned for this metric will be considered.

dimensions:: List of metric dimensions. Dimensions are optional, not all metrics may have dimensions. A custom metric can have up to 10 dimensions. A dimension is a key or value pair that helps describe additional characteristics about the metric being collected. By using the additional characteristics, you can collect more information about the metric, which allows for deeper insights. By using this key, you can filter the metric to see how much memory specific processes use or to identify the top five processes by memory usage. Metrics with dimensions are exported as flattened single dimensional metrics, aggregated across dimension values.

name:: Dimension key value:: Dimension value. (Users can select * to return metric values for each dimension)

ignore_unsupported:: (bool) Namespaces can be unsupported by some resources and supported in some, this configuration option makes sure no error messages are returned if the namespace is unsupported. The same will go for the metrics configured, some can be removed from Azure Monitor and it should not affect the state of the module.

Users can select the options to retrieve all metrics from a specific namespace using the following:

Example configuration:

    - resource_query: "resourceType eq 'Microsoft.DocumentDb/databaseAccounts'"
      metrics:
      - name: ["DataUsage", "DocumentCount", "DocumentQuota"]
        namespace: "Microsoft.DocumentDb/databaseAccounts"
        ignore_unsupported: true
        dimensions:
        - name: "DatabaseName"
          value: "*"

Exported fields

FieldDescriptionTypeMetric Type
@timestamp
Event timestamp.
date
agent.id
Unique identifier of this agent (if one exists). Example: For Beats this would be beat.id.
keyword
azure.application_id
The application ID
keyword
azure.dimensions.*
Azure metric dimensions.
object
azure.dimensions.fingerprint
Autogenerated ID representing the fingerprint of the azure.dimensions object
keyword
azure.metrics.*.*
Metrics returned.
object
gauge
azure.namespace
The namespace selected
keyword
azure.resource.group
The resource group
keyword
azure.resource.id
The id of the resource
keyword
azure.resource.name
The name of the resource
keyword
azure.resource.tags.*
Azure resource tags.
object
azure.resource.type
The type of the resource
keyword
azure.subscription_id
The subscription ID
keyword
azure.timegrain
The Azure metric timegrain
keyword
cloud.account.id
The cloud account or organization id used to identify different entities in a multi-tenant environment. Examples: AWS account id, Google Cloud ORG Id, or other unique identifier.
keyword
cloud.availability_zone
Availability zone in which this host is running.
keyword
cloud.image.id
Image ID for the cloud instance.
keyword
cloud.instance.id
Instance ID of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.instance.name
Instance name of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.machine.type
Machine type of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.project.id
Name of the project in Google Cloud.
keyword
cloud.provider
Name of the cloud provider. Example values are aws, azure, gcp, or digitalocean.
keyword
cloud.region
Region in which this host is running.
keyword
container.id
Unique container id.
keyword
container.image.name
Name of the image the container was built on.
keyword
container.labels
Image labels.
object
container.name
Container name.
keyword
container.runtime
Runtime managing this container.
keyword
data_stream.dataset
Data stream dataset name.
constant_keyword
data_stream.namespace
Data stream namespace.
constant_keyword
data_stream.type
Data stream type.
constant_keyword
dataset.name
Dataset name.
constant_keyword
dataset.namespace
Dataset namespace.
constant_keyword
dataset.type
Dataset type.
constant_keyword
ecs.version
ECS version this event conforms to. ecs.version is a required field and must exist in all events. When querying across multiple indices -- which may conform to slightly different ECS versions -- this field lets integrations adjust to the schema version of the events.
keyword
host
A host is defined as a general computing instance. ECS host.* fields should be populated with details about the host on which the event happened, or from which the measurement was taken. Host types include hardware, virtual machines, Docker containers, and Kubernetes nodes.
group
host.architecture
Operating system architecture.
keyword
host.containerized
If the host is a container.
boolean
host.domain
Name of the domain of which the host is a member. For example, on Windows this could be the host's Active Directory domain or NetBIOS domain name. For Linux this could be the domain of the host's LDAP provider.
keyword
host.hostname
Hostname of the host. It normally contains what the hostname command returns on the host machine.
keyword
host.id
Unique host id. As hostname is not always unique, use values that are meaningful in your environment. Example: The current usage of beat.name.
keyword
host.ip
Host ip addresses.
ip
host.mac
Host mac addresses.
keyword
host.name
Name of the host. It can contain what hostname returns on Unix systems, the fully qualified domain name, or a name specified by the user. The sender decides which value to use.
keyword
host.os.build
OS build information.
keyword
host.os.codename
OS codename, if any.
keyword
host.os.family
OS family (such as redhat, debian, freebsd, windows).
keyword
host.os.kernel
Operating system kernel version as a raw string.
keyword
host.os.name
Operating system name, without the version.
keyword
host.os.name.text
Multi-field of host.os.name.
text
host.os.platform
Operating system platform (such centos, ubuntu, windows).
keyword
host.os.version
Operating system version as a raw string.
keyword
host.type
Type of host. For Cloud providers this can be the machine type like t2.medium. If vm, this could be the container, for example, or other information meaningful in your environment.
keyword
service.address
Service address
keyword
service.type
The type of the service data is collected from. The type can be used to group and correlate logs and metrics from one service type. Example: If logs or metrics are collected from Elasticsearch, service.type would be elasticsearch.
keyword

Changelog

VersionDetailsKibana version(s)

1.6.4

Enhancement View pull request
Consolidate content on Azure metrics pages.

8.12.0 or higher

1.6.3

Enhancement View pull request
Consolidate content on the Azure Container Instance Metrics doc page.

8.12.0 or higher

1.6.2

Enhancement View pull request
Consolidate content on the Azure Container Registry Metrics doc page.

8.12.0 or higher

1.6.1

Enhancement View pull request
Consolidate content on the Azure Monitor Metrics doc page.

8.12.0 or higher

1.6.0

Enhancement View pull request
Add support for integration secrets.

8.12.0 or higher

1.5.0

Enhancement View pull request
Update visualizations of Queue Storage Overview, Table Storage Overview, File Storage Overview & Storage Overview dashboards.

8.11.2 or higher

1.4.4

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Blob Storage Overview dashboard to lens.

8.11.2 or higher

1.4.3

Enhancement View pull request
Remove suffix from Compute VMs Overview dashboard.

8.11.2 or higher

1.4.2

Enhancement View pull request
Apply documentation guidelines and add generic setup section to Azure Resource Metrics.

8.11.2 or higher

1.4.1

Enhancement View pull request
Expand Azure guest metrics section.

8.11.2 or higher

1.4.0

Enhancement View pull request
Enable time series data streams for all metrics dataset. This dramatically reduces storage for metrics and is expected to progressively improve query performance. For more details, see https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/tsds.html.

8.11.2 or higher

1.3.0

Enhancement View pull request
Allow rerouting of Azure metrics events to a different data stream.

8.10.2 or higher

1.2.1

Bug fix View pull request
Add missing dimension metadata to the database_account datastream; fix typo in the container_registry field definition

8.10.2 or higher

1.2.0

Enhancement View pull request
Enable time series data streams for the storage_account metrics dataset. This dramatically reduces storage for metrics and is expected to progressively improve query performance. For more details, see https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/tsds.html.

8.10.2 or higher

1.1.1

Enhancement View pull request
Add metric_type metadata to the storage_account datastream

8.10.2 or higher

1.1.0

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimensions to the storage account datastream

8.10.2 or higher

1.0.43

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate File Storage Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.42

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Table Storage Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.41

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Queue Storage Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.40

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the database_account datastream

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.39

Bug fix View pull request
Remove region dimension in the database_account datastream

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.38

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Compute VMs Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.37

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Storage Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.36

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Container Instance Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.35

Bug fix View pull request
Normalize the azure.dimentions.status field value to lowercase. Values from Azure come in lowercase and capitalized versions (e.g., True/true/False/false).

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.34

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the monitor datastream

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.33

Enhancement View pull request
Add missing region dimension, remove outdated azure metrics for the database_account datastream

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.32

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Container Registry Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.31

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Compute VM Guest Memory & Process Metrics Compute VM dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.30

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Compute VM Guest ASP.NET & Sql Server dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.29

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Compute VM Guest Linux Metrics Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.28

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the compute_vm datastream

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.27

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Container Service Overview dashboard to lens.

8.4.0 or higher

1.0.26

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate VM Scale Sets Overview dashboard to lens.

8.4.0 or higher

1.0.25

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Database Account Overview dashboard to lens.

8.4.0 or higher

1.0.24

Bug fix View pull request
Fix the metrics field name in the container instance datastream.

8.3.0 or higher

1.0.23

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the compute_vm_scaleset datastream

8.3.0 or higher

1.0.22

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the container_registry datastream

8.3.0 or higher

1.0.21

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate the visualizations to by value in dashboards to minimize the saved object clutter and reduce time to load.

8.3.0 or higher

1.0.20

Enhancement View pull request
Add missing azure dimensions to the container_registry and compute_vm_scaleset datastreams

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.19

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the container_service datastream

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.18

Enhancement View pull request
Add missing azure dimensions to the kube_pod_status_phase and kube_pod_status_ready metrics

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.17

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the container_instance datastream

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.16

Enhancement View pull request
Added categories and/or subcategories.

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.15

Bug fix View pull request
Fix dimensions for CassandraConnectionClosures metric configuration

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.14

Bug fix View pull request
Fix CassandraConnectionClosures metric configuration

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.13

Bug fix View pull request
Replace the link to Indonesian docs with English docs

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.12

Enhancement View pull request
Add container_instance pipeline test

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.11

Enhancement View pull request
Add compute_vm_scaleset pipeline test

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.10

Enhancement View pull request
Add compute_vm pipeline test

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.9

Enhancement View pull request
Move database_account metrics config from beats to integrations

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.8

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Move container_registry metrics config from beats to integrations

1.0.7

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Move container_service metrics config from beats to integrations

1.0.6

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Move container_instance metrics config from beats to integrations

1.0.5

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Fix doc build

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.4

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Update Readme

1.0.3

Enhancement View pull request
Add documentation for multi-fields

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.2

Enhancement View pull request
Update documentation

1.0.1

Enhancement View pull request
Remove beta release tag from data streams

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.0

Enhancement View pull request
Move azure_metrics package to GA

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

0.5.1

Enhancement View pull request
Update to ECS 8.0

0.5.0

Enhancement View pull request
Release package for v8.0.0

0.4.1

Enhancement View pull request
Uniform with guidelines

0.4.0

Enhancement View pull request
Update to ECS 1.12.0

0.3.2

Enhancement View pull request
Add/update configuration options definitions in the docs + add additional option for storage account

0.3.1

Enhancement View pull request
Clean up text and fix dashboards

0.3.0

Enhancement View pull request
Add guest metrics

0.2.0

Enhancement View pull request
Update integration description

0.1.0

Enhancement View pull request
Update dashboards, doc, ecs schema

0.0.1

Enhancement View pull request
Create package

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