Azure Monitor Agent, Microsoft Monitor Agent and Data Collection Rules

In case you haven’t heard there’s a new agent in town. Its called the Azure Monitor Agent (AMA), this agent is brand new, re-written from the ground up and is going to replace the Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) currently used by Log Analytics. This post will serve as both informational and opinion about the new …

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Monitor SSL Certificates with Azure Monitor

This is simultaneously something I’ve been very excited to give you readers a post about and something that’s often asked about as a feature for Azure Monitor. We now have the ability to natively monitor SSL certificates with Azure Monitor and Application Insights availability test. You may remember my old post on Availability test, the …

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Log Analytics Data Collection and Configuration with Bicep

Previously I showed you how you can use Bicep to deploy Log Analytics, App Insights, Azure Sentinel, Azure Monitor for VMs, Azure Monitor for Containers. As well as linked Automation Accounts for Change Tracking and Update Management. This week I have several Bicep templates for you. Data collection for Log Analytics, as well as saved …

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Azure Monitor, Security Center, Sentinel Infrastructure as Code with Bicep

When deploying resources to Azure, you have several options, the Azure Portal, PowerShell, Azure Resource Management (ARM) Templates, and now we have Bicep templates. In this post I’ll share a Bicep template I’ve made to help you deploy Log Analytics, the backbone of Azure Monitor, Sentinel and Security Center. For the operations monitoring Application Insights, …

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