Configuring Azure Monitor Metrics, Logs, and Alerts


In this lesson, I’ll start with an overview of Azure Monitor metrics and logs and how to configure them. Next, I’ll show you how to install virtual machine agents that send additional data from VMs to Azure Monitor. Finally, I’ll show you how to create alerts that will notify you if potential problems are detected in your Azure resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Configure Azure Monitor metrics and logs
  • Install Azure Virtual Machine monitoring agents
  • Configure Azure Monitor alerts

Intended Audience

  • Azure administrators, architects, security engineers, developers, and data engineers


  • Basic knowledge of Azure Storage, Azure Virtual Machines, and role-based access control


About the Author
Guy Hummel, opens in a new tab
Azure and Google Cloud Content Lead
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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).

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