Enable Change Tracking and Inventory from an Azure VM
This article describes how you can use an Azure VM to enable Change Tracking and Inventory on other machines. To enable Azure VMs at scale, you must enable an existing VM using Change Tracking and Inventory.
When enabling Change Tracking and Inventory, only certain regions are supported for linking a Log Analytics workspace and an Automation account. For a list of the supported mapping pairs, see Region mapping for Automation account and Log Analytics workspace.
- Azure subscription. If you don't have one yet, you can activate your MSDN subscriber benefits or sign up for a free account.
- Automation account to manage machines.
- A virtual machine.
Sign in to Azure
Sign in to the Azure portal.
Enable Change Tracking and Inventory
In the Azure portal, select Virtual machines or search for and select Virtual machines from the Home page.
Select the VM for which you want to enable Change Tracking and Inventory. VMs can exist in any region, no matter the location of your Automation account.
On the VM page, select either Inventory or Change tracking under Configuration Management.
You must have the
Microsoft.OperationalInsights/workspaces/readpermission to determine if the VM is enabled for a workspace. To learn about additional permissions that are required, see Feature setup permissions. To learn how to enable multiple machines at once, see Enable Change Tracking and Inventory from an Automation account.
Choose the Log Analytics workspace and Automation account, and click Enable to enable Change Tracking and Inventory for the VM. The setup takes up to 15 minutes to complete.