A common request I get is how to import one of my Azure Monitor Workbooks into Azure. In this post I’ll show you several ways to import them.
Here are some of my Workbooks you can import.
- Ultimate Azure Inventory
- Azure SQL
- LogicApps/Azure Sentinel Playbooks
- Azure Automation Update Management
- Azure File Sync
- Windows Event Log
- QuickStart Templates
- Azure Automation Change Tracking Workbook
- WVD Workbook
Import via the Azure Portal
Once you’ve got a workbook you want to import, copy the Gallery Template JSON code. For every workbook I release I put out both the Gallery Template and the ARM Template version. The ARM Template version cannot be imported via the portal. Select the RAW from the Gallery Template and copy the entire thing.
Once you have it, go to the Azure Portal -> Azure Monitor -> Workbooks -> Empty Workbook
Small note, I have had a number of people ask where my Workbook went, in the top right make sure you’re in the right subscription. Like everything else in Azure, Workbooks are a resource. So they have to live under a Subscription and a Resource Group.
Then select the </> and it will load the JSON code for you.
Paste in the entire Gallery Template JSON and hit Apply.
It will take a few seconds to load, especially for larger Workbooks.
Once imported, don’t forget to save.
Azure Monitor Workbooks and Azure Sentinel Workbooks are the exact same thing, however they are imported separately and viewed separately. For instance you cannot see Workbooks imported into Azure Monitor from Azure Sentinel, and vice versa.
To import into Azure Sentintel, go to Azure Sentinel -> Select Workspace -> Workbooks -> Add Workbooks -> Edit
Again find the </> and paste in the Gallery Template JSON, and select Apply and save.
The PowerShell Way
Of course you can always deploy via PowerShell. Since I’m all for not recreating code, credit to James Dumont for this code, he’s added along with some NSG flow log information to the Azure Inventory Dashboard. He’s got a full Networking workbook you can check out here.
To do this via PowerShell you’ll need to select the ARM Template raw from github.
# Variables $AzureRmSubscriptionName = "Your-Subscription-Name" $RgName = "Workbook-Rg-Name" $workbookDisplayName = "Azure Inventory" $workbookSourceId = "Azure Monitor" $workbookType = "workbook" $templateUri = "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/scautomation/Azure-Inventory-Workbook/master/armTemplate/template.json" $workbookSerializedData = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/scautomation/Azure-Inventory-Workbook/master/galleryTemplate/template.json" ## Connectivity # Login first with Connect-AzAccount if not using Cloud Shell $AzureRmContext = Get-AzSubscription -SubscriptionName $AzureRmSubscriptionName | Set-AzContext -ErrorAction Stop Select-AzSubscription -Name $AzureRmSubscriptionName -Context $AzureRmContext -Force -ErrorAction Stop ## Action Write-Host "Deploying : $workbookType-$workbookDisplayName in the resource group : $RgName" -ForegroundColor Cyan New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -Name $(("$workbookType-$workbookDisplayName").replace(' ', '')) -ResourceGroupName $RgName ` -TemplateUri $TemplateUri ` -workbookDisplayName $workbookDisplayName ` -workbookType $workbookType ` -workbookSourceId $workbookSourceId ` -Confirm -ErrorAction Stop <pre>
Hi, I’m Billy York. I’m a Consultant at Microsoft, former Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, specializing in monitoring and automation. Here you’ll find posts about AzureMonitor, LogAnalytics, System Center Operations Manager, Powershell, Hyper-V, Azure Automation, Azure Governance and other Microsoft related technologies.