I'm assuming this is a DC running on a VM and you have other DC's in on-premises locations also. Need to know a little more about the setup here to confirm, such as what you are using for connectivity between Azure IaaS and your on-premises network, but my 'gut-feel' answer is that you need to take a look at AD Sites and Services and ensure that you have mapped all your subnets correctly to the physical and logical locations on your network. Could it be that the DC on the VM in Azure is authenticating users at a remote location?
Azure domain controller VM consuming high bandwidth
We have configured one domain controller with Azure ad connect but the bandwidth consumption (Upload/sent) is very high. Due to this, our cost is going high.
How to resolve this?
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OK in that case I would recommend using ProcMon (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon) on the server to identify which processes are actually consuming the bandwidth as it is just showing as [System Process] in Task Manager.
It could be that the server is trying to connect with the outside world (Microsoft Update for example) and downloading updates.
Although I wouldn't recommend it for Microsoft Updates, you can set Network Security Groups to control what the server is allowed to communicate with.
Downloading data is ok but my concern is why it is consuming bandwidth in uploading.
As you can see the above screenshot that was received (download) is low but the sent (upload) data is very high (The above screenshot is of 15 min)
Hi @Sandeep Kumar ,
As suggested by @Steven Hodson , did you try using the procmon tool to understand what processes are sending traffic out on this VM? That gives more insights to understanding if there are any software like network monitoring tools/backup agents etc., that are trying to upload the data external to the VM.
Hi @Prrudram-MSFT ,
Yes, I checked by using procmon and were selected the action (Operation, TCP Sent, and include) and captured 10 mins logs from my AD server.
If you want 10 mins logs then I can send.
And, after fetching logs, how to stop bandwidth (Sent/Out) consumption?
Are there any solutions? or I need to change the sync time of Azure AD Sync. Currently, it is set on default (every 30 mins)
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