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What is Azure Monitor?
"Azure Monitor helps you maximize the availability and performance of your applications and services. It delivers a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments."
- Detect and diagnose issues across applications and dependencies with Application Insights.
- Correlate infrastructure issues with VM insights and Container insights.
- Drill into your monitoring data with Log Analytics for troubleshooting and deep diagnostics.
- Support operations at scale with smart alerts and automated actions.
- Create visualizations with Azure dashboards and workbooks.
- Collect data from monitored resources using Azure Monitor Metrics.
High - Level Overview:
Sources that can be used by Azure Monitor.
The data collected by Azure Monitor can be divided into two basic types and are stored in different storage spaces.
Metrics - Metrics are numerical values that describe some aspect of a system at a particular point in time (e.g. CPU, Network, and Disk) stored in time series database (for 93 days).
Logs - Logs are events that occurred within the system. They can contain different kinds of data and may be structured or free form text with a timestamp.
Metrics vs. Logs: