Azure Virtual Machines (classic)

On the Azure Virtual Machine (classic) overview page you get insights into various aspects of performance, including CPU usage, disk throughput, IOPS, and more.


  • Dynatrace version 1.196+
  • Environment ActiveGate version 1.195+

Enable monitoring

To enable monitoring for Azure Virtual Machines (classic), 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.

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

Once you add the service to monitoring, you can view the service metrics in your Dynatrace environment either on your dashboard page or on the custom device overview page.

Import preset dashboards

Dynatrace provides preset Azure dashboards that you can import from GitHub to your environment's dashboard page. Once you download a preset dashboard locally, there are two ways to import it.


Available metrics

Name Description Dimensions Unit Recommended
Disk Read Average bytes read from disk during monitoring period. None BytesPerSecond ✔️
Disk Read Operations/Sec Disk Read IOPS. None CountPerSecond ✔️
Disk Write Average bytes written to disk during monitoring period. None BytesPerSecond ✔️
Disk Write Operations/Sec Disk Write IOPS. None CountPerSecond ✔️
Network In The number of bytes received on all network interfaces by the Virtual Machine(s) (Incoming Traffic). None Bytes ✔️
Network Out The number of bytes out on all network interfaces by the Virtual Machine(s) (Outgoing Traffic). None Bytes ✔️
Percentage CPU The percentage of allocated compute units that are currently in use by the Virtual Machine(s). None Percent ✔️