In this video, we go over how to get scheduled events for an Azure virtual machine by querying the Instance Metadata service API endpoint with a PowerShell Scheduled Task. That data is then sent to a Log Analytics Workspace to be queried or alerted on.Continue reading “Get Azure Scheduled Events with IMDS”
In this video I go over creating a Grafana Dashboard with data from Azure Application Insights and Log Analytics including subscription cost information. I configure Grafana to allow anonymous, read only access and then configure a Raspberry Pi with FullPage OS to display the data in kiosk mode. This video draws on a lot of other information I have published as well as information available from the community. Links to relevant information below.Continue reading “Grafana Dashboard powered with Raspberry Pi Displaying Log Analytics and Application Insights Data”
This post covers creating a dashboard in Grafana and displaying data from Log Analytics. My previous post covered connecting a Grafana installation to a Log Analytics workspace. That post can be found here. The examples below are intended to give the reader an overview of options to help get started with Grafana.Continue reading “Grafana Dashboard with Log Analytics Data”
In this post I demonstrate how to connect Grafana to Azure Log Analytics using the Azure Monitor data source plugin. Grafana is an open source, data visualization and monitoring platform. Or, as the website states “The open platform for beautiful analytics and monitoring”. Grafana can run on Windows, Linux, ARM, as well as Docker. There is a hosted option for those who prefer to have someone else host the environment.Continue reading “Connect Grafana to Azure Log Analytics”
Adding most Windows Event Logs to Log Analytics is a straightforward process. Simply go to the Advanced properties in the Workspace > Windows Event Logs and start typing the name. A pre-populated list will appear as shown below. Selected the log and add it for collection. But what if the log you are looking for is not listed in Log Analytics? Continue reading “Collect Custom Windows Event Logs in Log Analytics”
My first article posted at 4sysops on setting up an Azure Monitor workspace in Log Analytics and onboarding Servers.
Computer Groups in Azure Log Analytics can easily be overlooked yet they are very useful. Computer Groups are based off custom log searches or linked to Active Directory, SCCM or WSUS and based off groups in those systems. Continue reading “Computer Groups In Azure Log Analytics”
This week I noticed an issue with no data showing in the Azure Network (Total), Network Out (Sum) and Network In (Sum) tile in the Azure Virtual Machine Overview. I recall noticing this before but couldn’t remember how long ago that was. Looking at other VM’s, most of my them were missing the Network Total information. The only servers that were showing data are virtual firewall appliances. Continue reading “No Data in Network Overview Tile”