Azure Provider Details Test

A resource provider is a service that supplies the resources you can deploy and manage through the Resource Manager. Each resource provider offers operations for working with the resources that are deployed. By default, most of the resource providers are automatically registered with the subscription. Alternately, the administrator can also register a resource provider to a subscription. If the resource providers are not available or are not registered with the subscription, the resources corresponding to those resource providers may not be accessible. To avoid this, it is necessary to keep track on the count of resource provides that were registered and those that were not registered. The Azure Provider Details test helps administrators in this regard!

For the monitored subscription, this test reports the total number of resource providers available, the count of the resource providers that are registered and are not registered. In addition, this test also reports the number of resource providers that are unregistered from the subscription. This way, administrators can figure out the resource providers that were unregistered from the subscription and can proactively hide the resources that cannot be accessed without the corresponding resource provider.

Target of the Test: A Microsoft Azure Subscription

Agent deploying the test: A remote agent

Output of the test: One set of results for the monitored subscription

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameters Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Subscription ID

Specify the GUID which uniquely identifies the Microsoft Azure Subscription to be monitored. To know the ID that maps to the target subscription, do the following:

  1. Login to the Microsoft Azure Portal.

  2. When the portal opens, click on the Subscriptions option (as indicated by Figure 1).

    Figure 1 : Clicking on the Subscriptions option

  3. Figure 2 that appears next will list all the subscriptions that have been configured for the target Azure AD tenant. Locate the subscription that is being monitored in the list, and check the value displayed for that subscription in the Subscription ID column.

    Figure 2 : Determining the Subscription ID

  4. Copy the Subscription ID in Figure 2 to the text box corresponding to the SUBSCRIPTION ID parameter in the test configuration page.

Tenant ID

Specify the Directory ID of the Azure AD tenant to which the target subscription belongs. To know how to determine the Directory ID, refer to Configuring the eG Agent to Monitor the Microsoft Azure App Service

Client ID and Client Password

The eG agent communicates with the target Microsoft Azure Subscrption using Java API calls. To collect the required metrics, the eG agent requires an Access token in the form of an Application ID and the client secret value. To know how to determine the Application ID and the key, refer to Configuring the eG Agent to Monitor the Microsoft Azure App Service. Specify the Application ID of the created Application in the Client ID text box and the client secret value in the Client Password text box.

Proxy Host

In some environments, all communication with the Azure cloud be routed through a proxy server. In such environments, you should make sure that the eG agent connects to the cloud via the proxy server and collects metrics. To enable metrics collection via a proxy, specify the IP address of the proxy server and the port at which the server listens against the Proxy Host and Proxy Port parameters. By default, these parameters are set to none, indicating that the eG agent is not configured to communicate via a proxy, by default.

Proxy Username, Proxy Password and Confirm Password

If the proxy server requires authentication, then, specify a valid proxy user name and password in the Proxy Username and Proxy Password parameters, respectively. Then, confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measures reported by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total providers

Indicates the total number of resource providers to which this subscription can be registered with.

Number

 

Registered providers

Indicates the number of resource providers to which this subscription is registered with.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the names of the resource providers that were registered for each subscription.

Not registered providers

Indicates the number of resource providers to which this subscription is not registered with.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the names of the resource providers that were not registered with each subscription.

Registering providers

Indicates the number of resource providers to which this subscription is currently being registered.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the resource providers that were being registered with each subscription.

Unregistered providers

Indicates the number of resource providers from which this subscription is unregistered.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the resource providers that were unregistered with each subscription.

Unregistering providers

Indicates the number of resource providers from which this subscription is currently being unregistered.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the number of resource providers that were being unregistered from this subscription.