Does the Azure monitor agent collect logs with default settings?

Oleksandr Romaniuk 465 Reputation points

I have the scope of Azure Arc-enabled servers (on-premise, not Azure VM). There are Azure monitor agents (AMA) installed, so I think that when AMA was deployed, then logs started to be sent to our workspace. I see on the Data collection rules tab (Data sources) - Windows Event Logs, but when I create a query to this workspace, there are no logs. I didn't configure it, it was all configured by default.

  1. So, do I need to configure something else to have logs from these Arc-enabled servers?
  2. How then to connect this to the SIEM Sentinel (to create alerts)?
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  1. Will 420 Reputation points

    Assuming that you have no networking issues here, agent must be able to connect to:

    • <virtual-machine-region-name> (example:
    • <log-analytics-workspace-id> (example:

    Nope, installation of an Azure Monitoring agent on an endpoint doesn't do anything by default. Microsoft loves this extra config crap. IMO ideally, you would just install, have a GUI to lead you through config on where to point the tenant and set ups these pieces for you but you'll need to:

    • Create a monitored object (MO) in Azure
    • Then associate the data collection rules (DCR) to the object

    Then there's all sorts of exceptions....

    • No standalone boxes
    • No laptops (or not ideal)