[SCOM 2012 R2] Install and configure the Azure Management Pack

January 28, 2016 at 7:00 am in Azure, Microsoft, SCOM by Florent

In October, Microsoft has released a Management Pack (in Technical Preview) to monitor your Azure subscription (ARM too). You can download it here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50013

The list of what you can monitor is in the documentation.

To start, import your Management Pack in SCOM:

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The import is done:

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Now, go to your Azure AD and create a new account that you will use to monitor your Azure subscription:

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Add this account as Administrator of the subscription:

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Now, go back on SCOM and navigate to Administration > Microsoft Azure. Click on Add Subscription:

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Provide the username/password created previously:

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Choose the subscription that you want to monitor:

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Choose from which pool you want to monitor this infrastructure and add a proxy if you need it to go outside:

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The subscription is now register:

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You can add many subscriptions if you want. Now, go to Authoring > Microsoft Azure Monitoring and create a new one:

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Give a name and choose a Management Pack where overrides will be wrote:

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Choose the subscription and confirm the password for the Azure AD account:

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Select which services you want to monitor:

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If you want to add exception to do not monitor a specific instance (for a test for example), you can add it here:

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Select counters to monitor:

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Your Azure subscription is now monitored:

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After few seconds, you will have the first information about the monitoring of the subscription:

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You can monitor multiple subscriptions, add/remove some counters, etc. It’s a very good management pack to have a quick view on the Azure Environment Sourire