Microsoft Azure is an embedded adapter in which each adapter instance has diagnostic dashboards and collects metrics from Microsoft Azure. You can add a cloud account to configure an adapter instance in VMware Aria Operations. VMware Aria Operations collects data from Microsoft Azure and supports both standard/commercial and Azure GovCloud subscriptions. It covers multiple services and regions. You can also add application metrics and other custom metrics from your Azure services and use them in dashboards, alerts and reports.
- If Microsoft Azure is deactivated, activate it in VMware Aria Operations. For more information, see the The Repository Tab.
- Generate a client secret in the Microsoft Azure portal that you can use in this configuration. For more information, see Generate a Client Secret.
Table 1. Microsoft Azure Regions for Microsoft Azure Standard/Commercial Account Region-Friendly Name Region Identifier
Australia Central 2
Central US EUAP
East US 2
East US 2 EUAP
Germany West Central
Jio India Central
Jio India West
North Central US
South Africa North
South Africa West
South Central India
South Central US
South East Asia
West Central US
West US 2
West US 3
westus3 Table 2. Microsoft Azure Regions for Azure GovCloud (US) Account Region-Friendly Name Region Identifier
Azure GovCloud (US DoD Central)
Azure GovCloud (US DoD East)
Azure GovCloud (US Gov Arizona)
Azure GovCloud (US Gov Texas)
Azure GovCloud (US Gov Virginia)
- From the left menu, click .
- On the Accounts tab, click Add, and on the Account Types page, select Microsoft Azure.
- Enter the cloud account information.
Option Action Name Enter a name for the adapter instance. Description Enter a description for the adapter instance.
- Configure the connection.
Option Action Account Type Select the Azure account type.
Select Azure Standard Account to set up a commercial Azure account.
Select Azure GovCloud (US) Account to set up a Azure GovCloud (US) account to monitor GovCloud services and regions.
Services/ GovCloud Services Select the services from which you want to capture metrics. If you want to collect metrics for specific services, then click the drop-down icon and select one or more services. For example, Azure Analysis Service, Azure Application Gateway. If you do not select any of the services, the metrics for all the services get collected. For more information on supported Microsoft Azure services, see Supported Azure Services.Note: If you select Azure GovCloud (US) Account as the account type, you can only select the services applicable for Azure GovCloud (US). Regions/ GovCloud Regions Select the regions you want to subscribe to. If you want to subscribe to specific regions, then click the drop-down icon and select one or more regions. For example,
Central US, East Asia. If you want to subscribe to all the regions, do not select any of the regions.Note: If you select Azure GovCloud (US) Account as the account type, you can only select the regions applicable for Azure GovCloud (US).
Subscription ID Enter your subscription ID for Microsoft Azure. Directory (Tenant) ID Enter the directory (tenant) ID for your Azure Active Directory. Credential Add the credentials used to access Microsoft Azure by clicking the plus sign.
- Enter a name for the credential values you are creating. This value is not the name of the adapter instance, but a friendly name for the secret credential.
- Enter your application (client) ID in your Azure Active Directory.
- Enter the client secret that you generated for your application in the Microsoft Azure portal.
- (Optional) Enter any required local proxy information for your network.
Note: This proxy information activates VMware Aria Operations that is deployed on a local network to have public network access for Azure to collect statistics for its accounts.
Collector/Group Select the collector on which you want to run the adapter instance. A collector gathers objects into its inventory for monitoring. The collector specified by default is selected for optimal data collection.
- Click Validate Connection to test the connection.
If the test connection fails, do not add the cloud account.
If you add the cloud account with a failed test connection, VMware Aria Operations might not collect data for the adapter instance. To resolve this issue, remove the cloud account and add it again with the correct information. If you are using a proxy, ensure that the proxy connection is efficient.
- Click the arrow to the left of the Advanced Settings to configure advanced settings.
Option Action Collect Custom Metrics Set this option to true if you want to import all the custom metrics from your Azure account. Actions Enabled Activate this option to run actions specific to Azure Virtual Machine using VMware Aria Operations. By default, this option is set to true.
For details on running actions, see Power On, Power Off, and Reboot Actions.Note: If you have activated actions, it is mandatory to add the Application (Object) ID in the Manage Credential dialog box.
- Click Add.
What to do next
|Where to View the Information||Information to View|
|Environment||The objects related to the adapter instance are added to the inventory. For more information, see View Objects for Microsoft Azure.|
|Dashboards||The dashboards for the adapter instance are added to VMware Aria Operations. For more information, see Microsoft Azure Dashboards.|