Azure Storage Account Classic (Blob, File, Queue, Table) monitoring

Dynatrace ingests metrics for multiple preselected namespaces, including Azure Storage Account Classic. You can view metrics for each service instance, split metrics into multiple dimensions, and create custom charts that you can pin to your dashboards.

Prerequisites

  • Dynatrace version 1.196+
  • Environment ActiveGate version 1.195+

Enable monitoring

To enable monitoring for this service, you first need to set up integration with Azure Monitor.

Add the service to monitoring

In order to view the service metrics, you must add the service to monitoring in your Dynatrace environment.

Monitor resources based on tags

You can choose to monitor resources based on existing Azure tags, as Dynatrace automatically imports them from service instances.

To monitor resources based on tags

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Settings > Cloud and virtualization > Azure and select Edit for the desired Azure instance.
  2. For Resources to be monitored, select Monitor resources selected by tags.
  3. Enter the Key and Value.
  4. Select Save to save your configuration.

Note: To import the Azure tags automatically into Dynatrace, enable Capture Azure tags automatically.

Configure service metrics

Once you add a service, Dynatrace starts automatically collecting a suite of metrics for this particular service. These are recommended metrics.

Recommended metrics:

  • Are enabled by default
  • Can't be disabled
  • Can have recommended dimensions (enabled by default, can't be disabled)
  • Can have optional dimensions (disabled by default, can be enabled).

Apart from the recommended metrics, most services have the possibility of enabling optional metrics.

Optional metrics:

  • Can be added and configured manually

View service metrics

You can view the service metrics in your Dynatrace environment either on the custom device overview page or on your Dashboards page.

View metrics on the custom device overview page

To access the custom device overview page

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Technologies.
  2. Filter by service name and select the relevant custom device group.
  3. Once you select the custom device group, you're on the custom device group overview page.
  4. The custom device group overview page lists all instances (custom devices) belonging to the group. Select an instance to view the custom device overview page.

View metrics on your dashboard

Once you add a service to monitoring, a preset dashboard for the respective service containing all recommended metrics is automatically created on your Dashboards page. You can look for specific dashboards by filtering by Preset and then by Name.

Note: For existing monitored services, you might need to resave your credentials for the preset dashboard to appear on the Dashboards page. To resave your credentials, go to Settings > Cloud and virtualization > Azure, select the desired Azure instance, then select Save.

You can't make changes on a preset dashboard directly, but you can clone and edit it. To clone a dashboard, open the browse menu () and select Clone.
To remove a dashboard from the dashboards list, you can hide it. To hide a dashboard, open the browse menu () and select Hide.
Note: Hiding a dashboard doesn't affect other users.
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storage

Available metrics

Storage Account (Classic)

Name Description Unit Dimensions Recommended
Availability The percentage of availability for the storage service or the specified API operation. Availability is calculated by taking the TotalBillableRequests value and dividing it by the number of applicable requests, including those that produced unexpected errors. All unexpected errors result in reduced availability for the storage service or the specified API operation. Percent Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
Egress The amount of egress data, in bytes. This number includes egress from an external client into Azure Storage as well as egress within Azure. As a result, this number does not reflect billable egress. Byte Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
Ingress The amount of ingress data, in bytes. This number includes ingress from an external client into Azure Storage as well as ingress within Azure. Byte Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
SuccessE2ELatency The end-to-end latency of successful requests made to a storage service or the specified API operation, in milliseconds. This value includes the required processing time within Azure Storage to read the request, send the response, and receive acknowledgment of the response. MilliSecond Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
SuccessServerLatency The latency used by Azure Storage to process a successful request, in milliseconds. This value does not include the network latency specified in SuccessE2ELatency. MilliSecond Authentication, GeoType, ApiName
Transactions The number of requests made to a storage service or the specified API operation. This number includes successful and failed requests, as well as requests which produced errors. Use ResponseType dimension for the number of different type of response. Count Authentication, GeoType, ResponseType, ApiName ✔️
UsedCapacity Account used capacity. Byte ✔️

Azure Storage Blob Services (Classic)

Name Description Unit Dimensions Recommended
Availability The percentage of availability for the storage service or the specified API operation. Availability is calculated by taking the TotalBillableRequests value and dividing it by the number of applicable requests, including those that produced unexpected errors. All unexpected errors result in reduced availability for the storage service or the specified API operation. Percent Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
BlobCapacity The amount of storage used by the storage account’s Blob service in bytes. Byte BlobType ✔️
BlobCount The number of Blob in the storage account’s Blob service. Count BlobType ✔️
ContainerCount The number of containers in the storage account’s Blob service. Count ✔️
Egress The amount of egress data, in bytes. This number includes egress from an external client into Azure Storage as well as egress within Azure. As a result, this number does not reflect billable egress. Byte Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
IndexCapacity The amount of storage used by ADLS Gen2 (Hierarchical) Index in bytes. Byte
Ingress The amount of ingress data, in bytes. This number includes ingress from an external client into Azure Storage as well as ingress within Azure. Byte Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
SuccessE2ELatency The end-to-end latency of successful requests made to a storage service or the specified API operation, in milliseconds. This value includes the required processing time within Azure Storage to read the request, send the response, and receive acknowledgment of the response. MilliSecond Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
SuccessServerLatency The latency used by Azure Storage to process a successful request, in milliseconds. This value does not include the network latency specified in SuccessE2ELatency. MilliSecond Authentication, GeoType, ApiName
Transactions The number of requests made to a storage service or the specified API operation. This number includes successful and failed requests, as well as requests which produced errors. Use ResponseType dimension for the number of different type of response. Count Authentication, GeoType, ResponseType, ApiName ✔️

Azure Storage File Services (Classic)

Name Description Unit Dimensions Recommended
Availability The percentage of availability for the storage service or the specified API operation. Availability is calculated by taking the TotalBillableRequests value and dividing it by the number of applicable requests, including those that produced unexpected errors. All unexpected errors result in reduced availability for the storage service or the specified API operation. Percent Authentication, FileShare, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
Egress The amount of egress data, in bytes. This number includes egress from an external client into Azure Storage as well as egress within Azure. As a result, this number does not reflect billable egress. Byte Authentication, FileShare, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
FileCapacity The amount of storage used by the storage account’s File service in bytes. Byte FileShare ✔️
FileCount The number of file in the storage account’s File service. Count FileShare ✔️
FileShareCount The number of file shares in the storage account’s File service. Count ✔️
FileShareQuota The upper limit on the amount of storage that can be used by Azure Files Service in bytes. Byte FileShare ✔️
FileShareSnapshotCount The number of snapshots present on the share in storage account’s Files Service. Count FileShare
FileShareSnapshotSize The amount of storage used by the snapshots in storage account’s File service in bytes. Byte FileShare
Ingress The amount of ingress data, in bytes. This number includes ingress from an external client into Azure Storage as well as ingress within Azure. Byte Authentication, FileShare, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
SuccessE2ELatency The end-to-end latency of successful requests made to a storage service or the specified API operation, in milliseconds. This value includes the required processing time within Azure Storage to read the request, send the response, and receive acknowledgment of the response. MilliSecond Authentication, FileShare, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
SuccessServerLatency The latency used by Azure Storage to process a successful request, in milliseconds. This value does not include the network latency specified in SuccessE2ELatency. MilliSecond Authentication, FileShare, GeoType, ApiName
Transactions The number of requests made to a storage service or the specified API operation. This number includes successful and failed requests, as well as requests which produced errors. Use ResponseType dimension for the number of different type of response. Count Authentication, FileShare, GeoType, ResponseType, ApiName ✔️

Azure Storage Queue Services (Classic)

Name Description Unit Dimensions Recommended
Availability The percentage of availability for the storage service or the specified API operation. Availability is calculated by taking the TotalBillableRequests value and dividing it by the number of applicable requests, including those that produced unexpected errors. All unexpected errors result in reduced availability for the storage service or the specified API operation. Percent Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
Egress The amount of egress data, in bytes. This number includes egress from an external client into Azure Storage as well as egress within Azure. As a result, this number does not reflect billable egress. Byte Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
Ingress The amount of ingress data, in bytes. This number includes ingress from an external client into Azure Storage as well as ingress within Azure. Byte Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
QueueCapacity The amount of storage used by the storage account’s Queue service in bytes. Byte ✔️
QueueCount The number of queue in the storage account’s Queue service. Count ✔️
QueueMessageCount The approximate number of queue messages in the storage account’s Queue service. Count ✔️
SuccessE2ELatency The end-to-end latency of successful requests made to a storage service or the specified API operation, in milliseconds. This value includes the required processing time within Azure Storage to read the request, send the response, and receive acknowledgment of the response. MilliSecond Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
SuccessServerLatency The latency used by Azure Storage to process a successful request, in milliseconds. This value does not include the network latency specified in SuccessE2ELatency. MilliSecond Authentication, GeoType, ApiName
Transactions The number of requests made to a storage service or the specified API operation. This number includes successful and failed requests, as well as requests which produced errors. Count Authentication, GeoType, ResponseType, ApiName ✔️

Azure Storage Table Services (Classic)

Name Description Unit Dimensions Recommended
Availability The percentage of availability for the storage service or the specified API operation. Availability is calculated by taking the TotalBillableRequests value and dividing it by the number of applicable requests, including those that produced unexpected errors. All unexpected errors result in reduced availability for the storage service or the specified API operation. Percent Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
Egress The amount of egress data, in bytes. This number includes egress from an external client into Azure Storage as well as egress within Azure. As a result, this number does not reflect billable egress. Byte Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
Ingress The amount of ingress data, in bytes. This number includes ingress from an external client into Azure Storage as well as ingress within Azure. Byte Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
SuccessE2ELatency The end-to-end latency of successful requests made to a storage service or the specified API operation, in milliseconds. This value includes the required processing time within Azure Storage to read the request, send the response, and receive acknowledgment of the response. MilliSecond Authentication, GeoType, ApiName ✔️
SuccessServerLatency The latency used by Azure Storage to process a successful request, in milliseconds. This value does not include the network latency specified in SuccessE2ELatency. MilliSecond Authentication, GeoType, ApiName
TableCapacity The amount of storage used by the storage account’s Table service in bytes. Byte ✔️
TableCount The number of table in the storage account’s Table service. Count ✔️
TableEntityCount The number of table entities in the storage account’s Table service. Count ✔️
Transactions The number of requests made to a storage service or the specified API operation. This number includes successful and failed requests, as well as requests which produced errors. Use ResponseType dimension for the number of different type of response. Count Authentication, GeoType, ResponseType, ApiName ✔️