You can add your Microsoft Azure subscription as a data source in VMware Aria Operations for Networks.


You must have the following permissions:
  • Microsoft.Resources/subscriptions/read
  • Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/read
  • Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/read

  • Microsoft.Network/networkSecurityGroups/read

  • Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces/read

  • Microsoft.Network/applicationSecurityGroups/read

  • Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/read

  • Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/listkeys/action

  • Microsoft.Network/networkWatchers/queryFlowLogStatus/*

  • Microsoft.Network/networkWatchers/read

  • Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses/read

Alternatively, for ease of use, you can add the Storage Account Key Operator Service Role, Network Contributor, and Reader permissions.


  1. From the left navigation pane, go to Settings > Accounts and Data Sources.
  2. Click Add Source.
  3. Under Public Clouds, select Microsoft Azure.
  4. In the Add a New Microsoft Azure Subscription page, provide the following details:
    Option Action
    Tenant ID Enter the tenant ID of Azure active directory (AD).
    Application ID Enter the application ID.
    Application Secret Key Enter the application secret key.
    Subscription ID Enter the subscriptions ID.
    Web Proxy (Optional) Select a web proxy from the drop-down menu.
    Note: The Web Proxy (Optional) is visible only if you have configured a web proxy in VMware Aria Operations for Networks.
  5. Click Validate.
    You must have at least one VM, network security group (NSG), NIC, and VNet for a successful validation.
  6. (Optional) If you want to collect the NSG flow logs to get details insight on flows, then select Enable NSG flow data collection check box.
  7. (Optional) In the Nickname text box, enter a nickname.
  8. (Optional) In the Notes text box, add a note if necessary.
  9. Click Submit.

What to do next

VMware Aria Operations for Networks supports the following features of Microsoft Azure:
  • Network Interface
  • Virtual machine (VM)
  • Virtual Network
  • Subnet
  • Route Table
  • Network Security Group
  • Application Security Group