Query on Log Analytics

Glenn Maxwell 10,046 Reputation points

Hi All i have created Log Analytics workspace in Azure. i want to assign this Log Analytics workspace to one of my Windows VM. How do i assign it to the VM. Do i need to enable Insights under Monitoring or Do i need to do it from Diagnostic settings. please guide me.

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  1. SwathiDhanwada-MSFT 17,161 Reputation points

    @Glenn Maxwell To assign the Log Analytics workspace to your Windows VM, you need to enable the VM Insights feature. You can do this by following the steps below:

    1. Go to the Azure portal and navigate to the virtual machine you want to enable VM Insights for.
    2. Under the Monitoring section, click on "Insights (preview)".
    3. Click on "Enable" to enable VM Insights for the virtual machine.
    4. In the "Monitoring Configuration" blade, click on Create New Data Collection Rule and select the Log Analytics workspace you want to use from the drop-down list.
    5. Click on "Save" to save the changes.

    Once you have enabled VM Insights and selected the Log Analytics workspace, the virtual machine will start sending performance and diagnostic data to the workspace. You can then use this data to monitor and troubleshoot the virtual machine.

    Azure VM Insights provides more advanced monitoring and automation features, including performance analysis, while Diagnostic Logs focus on capturing detailed operational data for analysis and compliance. They can be used together to provide a comprehensive monitoring solution for your virtual machines. The choice between the two depends on your specific monitoring requirements and the insights you need to gather from your VMs.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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