Azure Subscriptions Test

An Azure subscription is the basic unit where all resources are contained. It also defines several limits within Azure, such as number of cores, resources, etc.

In target environments where critical applications are to be hosted on Microsoft Azure, it becomes a necessity to create a Microsoft Azure subscription. Once the subscription is created, monitoring the count of the allocated resources within the subscription may pose a challenge to the administrators. In order to help administrators to keep track of the resources allocated to the subscription and the resources that remain inactive and are not available for use, the eG Enterprise suite provides you with the Azure Subscriptions test.

This test helps administrators to figure out the state of each subscription and the total number of resources allocated to each subscription, the number of geographic locations of allocated to each subscription, etc. Using this test, administrators can figure out the number of inactive resources on each subscription. This way, resources that are seldom used can be identified.

Target of the Test: Microsoft Azure

Agent deploying the test: A remote agent

Output of the test: One set of results for each subscription of the target Microsoft Azure being monitored

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.

Tenant ID

Specify the Directory ID of the Azure Active Directory that is associated with the subscription of the target Microsoft Azure. To know how to determine the Directory ID, refer to Pre-Requisites for Monitoring Microsoft Azure (ARM).

Client ID and Client Password

The eG agent communicates with the target Microsoft Azure 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 more about determining the Application ID and the key refer to Broad Steps to Determine the Tenant ID and the Access Token. Specify the Application ID of the created Web Application in the Client ID text box and the client secret value in the Client Password text box.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite 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

Status

Indicates the current state of this subscription.

The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Enabled 1
Unknown 0

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the current state of this subscription. The graph of this measure however, is represented using the numeric equivalents only - 0 or 1.

Number of GEO locations

Indicates the number of geographic locations allocated to this subscription.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the geographic locations that are allocated to each subscription.

Total number of resources

Indicates the total number of resources that can be allocated to this subscription.

Number

Number of active resources

Indicates the number of resources that are currently active on this subscription.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the resource provider and the name of the resources provided through each resource provider that are active for each subscription.

Number of inactive resources

Indicates the number of resources that are currently inactive on this subscription.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the resource provider and the name of the resources provided through each resource provider that are inactive for each subscription.

Other resources

Indicates the number of resources that are currently in other states on this subscription.

Number

 

Active resource groups

Indicates the number of resource groups that currently active on this subscription.

Number