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Discover Azure resources

Describes how to discover and manage Azure resources.

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To discover your Azure resources, you need to create a discovery profile.

Creating Discovery Profile

Discovery Profile defines the range of devices that you want to discover. You can create multiple discovery profiles, each for a different set of resources. You can save each profile and reuse it for future discoveries.

To create a discovery profile:

  1. Go to Setup > Integrations > Integrations.
    A list of all the installed integrations appears.
  2. From the installed integrations, click the installed Azure integration.
    The Azure Integration page displays the Credentials and Discovery Profiles.
  3. In the Discovery Profiles section, click Add.
  4. On the Add Discovery Profile page, provide a suitable name in the Profile Name field.
  5. From Filter Criteria Type:
    • Select Smart Filters to select specific or all the resources.
    • Select Resources Filters to define the criteria and filter the resources.
      Add resources to the group using the following filter criteria options:
      1. Click Any or All to match any one or all of the defined conditions for filtering.
      2. Select the options for the following filter criteria fields:
        • Resource Type: Lists all the supported resource types.
        • Attribute Name: Lists the attributes of the type of resource selected. Attributes vary according to the resource type chosen.
        • Logic condition: Refers to a logical match criterion to enhance search results.
          Options: Contains, Not Contains, Equals, Not Equals, Starts With, Ends With, and Regex.
        • Value: Refers to a value corresponding to the attribute name and logic condition.
      3. Click Add Criteria to include more filter criteria.
  6. Select the actions to be performed on the resources.
    • Manage Device: Select this option such that all the discovered resources are in a managed state.
    • Collect Cost Analytics: Select this option to collect projects cost details resources utilized and enter the Azure billing Offer ID.
    • Stream Azure Events: Provide Azure connection string-primary key. See instructions for configuring connection string.
    • Assign Gateway Management Profile: Select a Gateway management profile from the drop-down list.
  7. Select Agent Type as Direct or Proxy.
    If you select Proxy, then select a Gateway management profile from the drop-down list.
  8. Click Install Agent (Linux only) if the agent needs to be installed on the device and then select the device credentials.
  9. Select the Discovery Schedule option to schedule a discovery and define the preferred Recurrence pattern.
  10. Click Save.
    The discovery profile appears in the list in the Discovery Profiles section.

Discovering Azure resources

To discover resources in your Azure environment, the following two options are available:

  • Set a discovery schedule and define a preferred recurrence pattern. The system regularly scans at the defined schedule to discover any new resources added to your environment.
  • Click the Scan Now button to discover the resources any time irrespective of the schedule.

All the discovered resources are visible in the Azure folder on the Infrastructure page.

Monitoring Azure resources

Monitoring provides 360-degree visibility of applications, servers, virtualization, containers, synthetics, storage, and network devices. A monitoring template defines all parameters used to monitor target resource.

To monitor Azure resources, you can:

  • Create and assign templates
    Azure resources can be managed more efficiently using templates. Apply the templates manually to initiate the monitoring of your Azure resources. See Assign Templates to assign templates to the resources in a group. Some predefined templates are available. See a complete recommended template list.
    If you do not want to use any recommended templates, create a template.

  • Assign device management policies Using device management policies, you can assign templates, availability rule, knowledge base articles and custom attributes. To assign a device management policy, create one. See Managing Device Management Policies to create and assign a device management policy on your Azure resources.

  • Set Alerts
    Alerts are pre-configured messages that are triggered whenever there is a change outside a predefined monitoring range of a service or a device. For details, see Managing Alerts.