How can I monitor which files were downloaded from my website hosted on VM from Azure

TanviLalitShahasane-3611 21 Reputation points
2022-04-20T09:50:15.14+00:00

I have a VM hosted on Azure and have an website hosted on that VM. Can i monitor how many files were downloaded from that website ? I need this info because my network out metrics show 2TB of data out in one single month

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  1. Alistair Ross 7,106 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-04-20T14:19:47.083+00:00

    Azure Monitor Application Insights can be used to

    • Automatically detect performance anomalies.
    • Help diagnose issues by using powerful analytics tools.
    • See what users actually do with apps.
    • Help continuously improve app performance and usability.

    This would most likely be the best option for your issue, as you can view all the requests that users make to your Application. This won't however show you telemetry from outside you Web application (i.e. if someone RDP's in and downloads the files). For this you would want to use Virtual Machine Insights for performance data and Defender for Endpoint (via Defender for Servers) to get the deep dive into all the processes and events occurring on your device.

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