Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform that provides numerous cloud services ranging from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Dynatrace provides comprehensive support for monitoring Azure Services and intuitive integration with Azure.

Monitoring Azure workloads

Easy deployment of OneAgent using extensions

Compute services such as Virtual Machines or App Services provide extension mechanisms for easily extending service capabilities. These make deployment of OneAgent easier than ever—whether it's done through Azure Portal, Powershell, Azure Cli, or directly using the Azure Resource Manager API.

Integration with Azure Monitor

Integrating Azure Monitor adds Infrastructure monitoring, which provides deep insight into service behavior, as well as precise, AI-powered answers, even within serverless application scenarios.

The integration utilizes Azure Monitor Metrics for service insights as well as taking advantage of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) to gather metadata. Overall, the capabilities offered include:

  • Automatic discovery of subscriptions and resources with full access control through Azure Active Directory from a single resource up to the account level.

  • Support for Azure Lighthouse, which provides cross-account access using a single service principal

  • Capture of additional Azure metadata (for example, API endpoints used for service dependencies or virtual machine resource tags)

  • Capture of service metrics using the Azure Monitor metrics API

  • Selective monitoring of Azure services using tags

  • Automatic handling of API request throttling to support monitoring for large-scale environments

  • Azure overview page for easy out-of-the-box insight into a variety of Azure services with no additional effort

  • Consumption of Azure Alerts, which are automatically transformed into events that are leveraged by Davis for precise root-cause analysis.

Azure overview page

Setup Monitoring

Infrastructure Monitoring Fullstack Monitoring
Azure Monitor Virtual Machine
Azure Alerts Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Azure Kubernetes
Service Fabric
App Service
Azure Functions