Monitoring profiles
  • 02 Sep 2022
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Introduction

Monitoring profiles allow users to configure unique monitoring rules for individual resources/resource types regardless of the rules configuration set for resource types at the Business Application level.

Why do we need a Monitoring profile?

Users might need to monitor their Azure resources in two different ways. For example, a user might have 10 service bus resources that have the same set of rules configured for monitoring. But he/she wishes to specify unique rules for the first 5 resources and the corresponding alerts to be sent to a specific level of an organization, say the Development team.

For this purpose, multiple Monitoring profiles can be mapped to a single Business Application with each profile having a unique set of rules for which the alerts will be sent to different teams in an organization. This allows users to segregate the high-priority alerts and send them directly to the respective team members.

Profile management

Adding a profile

  • Users can track their Azure resources by creating their monitoring profile with user-defined resource rules and applying it to the required Business Application.

  • Navigate to Monitoring profiles under the Settings section present in the Explorer view to create a user-defined monitoring profile.

  • Name the Monitoring profile and configure rules for the relevant resource types.

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A tick mark next to the resource type in the Add monitoring profile blade indicates that rules are configured for the respective resource type.

Updating a profile

  • The Monitoring profiles can be updated with a new set of rules for any resource type by editing the corresponding Monitoring profile from the Monitoring profiles section.

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Deleting a profile

  • Monitoring profiles that are no longer needed can be deleted by clicking the Delete icon next to them in the Monitoring profiles section.

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Mapping a profile

Navigate to Monitor profile settings under the Monitoring tab in a Business Application, to begin with monitoring profile mapping. Clicking on the Apply profile button will list all the user-created profiles and the system profile to map to the respective Business Application.

The Resources selection step present while applying the profile allows users to choose the required resources for which the rules might be available in the selected Monitoring profile that is to be mapped.

The alert settings should also be configured by the user at the corresponding Monitoring profile level.

The illustration shown below depicts how to map a profile to a Business Application:

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The alert settings and the rules in the Monitoring profile can be updated at any point in time with the help of respective options available under the Actions column of the respective profile.

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Any profile mapped to a Business Application can also be removed by the user if it is no longer needed.

Removing a Monitoring profile from mapping any Business Application will only remove it from that Business Application.

Rules accessibility

The rules available for any associated resource via applied profiles can be accessed under Monitoring -> Monitoring profiles section.

The image below shows the list of monitoring profiles that has monitoring rules for Azure Function App resource type and the associated Function App resource.

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Monitor status

The resource level monitor status alerts can be viewed by clicking the Monitor state of the respective resource in the Resources section.

The monitoring status from various profiles will have a Header as the name of the respective profile whereas the status from individual rules configuration will have a Header as Rule status.

The illustration shown below depicts the Monitor status of an Application Insight resource for which the status is provided using individually configured rules and by using system profile:

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