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Azure Virtual Machine

Pack Assets​

Templates​

The Centreon Plugin Pack Azure Virtual Machine brings a host template:

  • Cloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-custom

It brings the following service templates:

Service AliasService TemplateService DescriptionDefault
Cpu-CreditCloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-Cpu-Credit-ApiCheck CPU credits usage
Cpu-UsageCloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-Cpu-Usage-ApiCheck CPU usageX
DiskioCloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-Diskio-ApiCheck disksX
HealthCloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-Health-ApiCheck virtual machine stateX
MemoryCloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-Memory-ApiCheck memory usageX
NetworkCloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-Network-ApiCheck network usageX
Vm-Sizes-GlobalCloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-Vm-Sizes-Global-ApiCheck vitual machines types count
Vms-State-GlobalCloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-Vms-State-Global-ApiCheck vitual machines status

Discovery rules​

The Centreon Plugin Pack Azure Virtual Machine includes a Host Discovery provider to automatically discover the Azure instances of a given subscription and add them to the Centreon configuration. This provider is named Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine:

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This discovery feature is only compatible with the api custom mode. azcli is not supported.

More information about discovering hosts automatically is available on the dedicated page.

Collected metrics & status​

Metric NameUnit
azvm.cpu.credits.consumed.count
azvm.cpu.credits.remaining.count
azvm.cpu.utilization.percentage%

Prerequisites​

Please find all the prerequisites needed for Centreon to get information from Azure on the dedicated page.

Setup​

  1. Install the plugin package on every Centreon poller expected to monitor Azure Virtual Machine resources:
yum install centreon-plugin-Cloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-Api
  1. On the Centreon web interface, on page Configuration > Plugin Packs, install the Azure Virtual Machine Centreon Plugin Pack.

Configuration​

Host​

  • Log into Centreon and add a new host through Configuration > Hosts.
  • In the IP Address/DNS field, set the following IP address: 127.0.0.1.
  • Aplly the Cloud-Azure-Compute-VirtualMachine-custom template to the host.
  • Once the template is applied, fill in the corresponding macros. Some macros are mandatory. These mandatory macros differ depending on the custom mode used.

Two methods can be used to set the macros:

  • Full ID of the Resource (/subscriptions/<subscription_id>/resourceGroups/<resourcegroup_id>/providers/XXXXX/XXXXX/<resource_name>) in AZURERESOURCE
  • Resource name in the AZURERESOURCE macro, and resource group name in the AZURERESOURCEGROUP macro.
MandatoryMacroDescription
xAZUREAPICUSTOMMODECustom mode api
xAZURECLIENTIDClient ID
xAZURECLIENTSECRETClient secret
xAZURERESOURCEID or name of the Azure Virtual Machine resource
AZURERESOURCEGROUPResource group name if resource name is used
xAZURESUBSCRIPTIONSubscription ID
xAZURETENANTTenant ID

How to check in the CLI that the configuration is OK and what are the main options for?​

Once the plugin is installed, log into your Centreon poller's CLI using the centreon-engine user account (su - centreon-engine) and test the plugin by running the following command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins//centreon_azure_compute_virtualmachine_api.pl \
--plugin=cloud::azure::compute::virtualmachine::plugin \
--mode=health \
--custommode='api' \
--resource='VM001ABCD' \
--resource-group='RSG1234' \
--subscription='xxxxxxxxx' \
--tenant='xxxxxxxxx' \
--client-id='xxxxxxxxx' \
--client-secret='xxxxxxxxx' \
--proxyurl='' \
--ok-status='%{status} =~ /^Available$/' \
--warning-status='' \
--critical-status='%{status} =~ /^Unavailable$/' \
--unknown-status='%{status} =~ /^Unknown$/' \
--api-version=2017-07-01\

The expected command output is shown below:

OK: Status: '%s', Summary: '%s'|

All available options for a given mode can be displayed by adding the --help parameter to the command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins//centreon_azure_compute_virtualmachine_api.pl \
--plugin=cloud::azure::compute::virtualmachine::plugin \
--mode=health \
--help

All available modes can be displayed by adding the --list-mode parameter to the command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins//centreon_azure_compute_virtualmachine_api.pl \
--plugin=cloud::azure::compute::virtualmachine::plugin \
--list-mode

Troubleshooting​

Please find the troubleshooting documentation for the API-based plugins in this chapter.