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Microsoft Azure importer

Versio.io can import, historize and process monitoring data from Microsoft Azure.

Configuration

You can find the configuration option in Versio.io at Environment settings > OneImporter > Configurations > Azure.

Here you can edit all existing configurations, create new configurations or delete existing configurations. To add a new configuration enter a Name for your importer and an Entity suffix (default: -azure) to clearly identify your Azure entities.
Note that the Entity suffix is fixed and cannot be changed afterwards.

Click Add to proceed to the configuration.

To edit an existing configurations click the arrow on the left of your importer name to expand the configuration options.

Following configuration options are available:

Field Description Advice
Name Meaningful name Add the word "Azure" to identify importer when viewing the logs
Active Option to activate and deactivate the configuration. Data is only imported if the configuration is activated.
Tenant ID Go to Azure Active Directory > Properties and copy the Directory ID
Client ID Go to Azure Active Directory > Enterprise Applications > All Applications > [Click relevant application] > Properties and copy the Application ID
Client Secret Go to Azure Active Directory > App Registrations > [Click relevant application] > All Settings > Keys > [Type Key description and select Duration] > [Click save] and copy and store the secret.
There is no possibility to retrieve the secret after leaving this page.
Subscription ID Go to Subscriptions > [Click relevant subscription] > Overview and copy the Subscription ID
URL Azure URL to get data from e.g. https://management.azure.com
Entities Select all required entities
Executing OneImporter Select a Versio.io OneImporter to import the data based on the importer configuration. Requires installed OneImporter: Installation instruction
Schedule time (cron format) Determine the frequency of imports in CRON format Learn more about CRON format: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cron

Table: Azure configuration parameters

 

The following image is an example of an Azure configuration:

Versio.io Azure importer configuration Figure: Example of a Versio.io Azure configuration

Example

The Versio.io OneImporter imports Azure data based on a specific configuration into entities with a suffix defined by you (default: -azure). To view the imported instances in Versio.io, select 'Asset & Configuration Repository → Instance Viewer'. There you can select your specific instance and click it for a detailed view in the instance history viewer.

The following image is an example of imported Azure data:

Versio.io Azure instance overview
Figure: Overview of Versio.io Azure instance (left) and topology of related instances (right)

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