Manage the Elastic integration with Azure

This article describes how to manage your integration of Elastic with Azure. It shows how to configure the diagnostic settings and delete the Elastic resource.

Reconfigure rules for metrics and logs

When you created the Elastic resource, you configured which logs are sent to Elastic. If you need to change those settings, select Metrics and Logs in the left pane. Make the needed changes to how logs are sent to Elastic.

For more information about the two types of logs, see QuickStart: Get started with Elastic.

Change log settings

View monitored resources

To see a list of resources sending logs to Elastic, select Monitored Resources in the left pane.

View monitored resources

You can filter the list by resource type, resource group name, location, and whether the resource is sending logs.

The Logs to Elastic column indicates whether the resource is sending Logs to Elastic. If the resource isn't sending logs, this field specifies why logs aren't being sent. The reasons could be:

  • Resource doesn't support sending logs. Only Azure resource logs for all resources types and log categories defined here can be configured to send logs to Elastic
  • Limit of five diagnostic settings reached. Each Azure resource can have a maximum of five diagnostic settings.
  • An error is blocking the logs from being sent to Elastic.
  • Logs aren't configured for the resource. Only resources that have the appropriate resource tags are sent to Elastic. You specified the tag rules in the log configuration.
  • Region isn't supported. The Azure resource is in a region that doesn't currently send logs to Elastic.

Monitor virtual machines using Elastic agent

You can install Elastic agents on virtual machines as an extension. To see the available virtual machines in your subscription, select Virtual Machines from the left pane of your Elastic resource.

View virtual machines

For each virtual machine, the following data is displayed:

  • Resource Name – Virtual machine name.
  • Resource Status – Whether the virtual machine is stopped or running. The Elastic agent can only be installed on virtual machines that are running. If the virtual machine is stopped, installing the Elastic agent is disabled.
  • Agent version – The Elastic agent version number.
  • Agent status – Whether the Elastic agent is running on the virtual machine.
  • Integrations enabled – The key metrics that are being collected by the Elastic agent.
  • Sending logs – Whether the Elastic agent is sending logs to Elastic.

To install the Elastic agent, select a virtual machine and select Install Extension.

The portal asks for confirmation that you want to install the agent with the default authentication. Select OK to begin installation. The portal shows the status as Installing until the agent is installed and provisioned.

After the Elastic agent is installed, the status changes to Installed.

To see that the Elastic agent has been installed, select the virtual machine and navigate to Extensions.

To uninstall the Elastic agent on a virtual machine, select the virtual machine and Uninstall Extension.

Configure diagnostic settings

To configure the diagnostic settings for a resource, select that resource. In the left pane, select Diagnostic settings.

In the destination details section, check the option to send to partner solutions to select Elastic as a destination target. This option is only available after an Elastic resource has been created.

Configure diagnostic settings

You can limit network access to a private link. To enable private link access, select Configuration in the left navigation. Under Networking, select Private Link and the name of the private link.

Screenshot of enabling private link

Delete Elastic resource

When you no longer need your Elastic resource, delete the resource in the Azure portal.

To delete the resource in Azure, select your Elastic resource. In Overview, select Delete. Confirm that you want to delete Elastic resource.

Delete Elastic resource

When the Elastic resource is deleted, logs are no longer sent to Elastic. All billing stops for Elastic through the Azure Marketplace.

Next steps

For help with troubleshooting, see Troubleshooting Elastic integration with Azure.