Azure plugin

For more information about what this plugin does and the data streams it retrieves, see:


Monitor your Azure environment, VMs, Functions, Cost and more.

How to add the data source

To add a data source click on the + next to Data Sources on the left-hand menu in SquaredUp. Search for the data source and click on it to open the Configure data source page.

Configuring the data source

  1. Display Name:
    Enter a name for your data source. This helps you to identify this data source in the list of your data sources.

  2. Authentication:
    You have two options to choose from for authentication, using the Sign-in button or entering Explicit application credentials:
    • Sign-in button
      This will allow the Azure data source instance to access Azure from the point of view of a given user account. This gives less granular control over the permissions the data source runs with. This is not ideal from a "least privilege" point of view, but can be useful when experimenting with the data source against non-production environments. For production environments, using explicit application credentials, as described below, is recommended.
      After you click the Sign in with Microsoft button you can choose to login as an administrator of the target tenant or a non-administrator:
      See Microsoft: Manage consent to applications and evaluate consent requests
    • Explicit application credentials
      For more granular control over the permissions the data source runs with, you may create a specific application for this purpose with only the Reader role on the areas of your tenant you wish.
  3. Install Sample Dashboards:
    Select whether you would like to install sample dashboards with the data source. By default, this is set to on.

  4. Optionally, select whether you would like to restrict access to this data source instance. By default, restricted access is set to off.

  5. Click Test and add to validate the data source configuration.

    You can also add a data source from Settings > Data Sources > Add data source, but sample dashboards are not added when using this method.

Using the Azure data streams

Before you get started

Azure provider registration

For your data streams to load correctly you must ensure that the subscriptions monitored by the Azure plugin have their providers registered. If a call is made to a subscription which does not have a required provider registered, it will return a 409 Conflict error.

Refer to the Azure documentation for detailed information on registering providers in Azure.

The Azure plugin makes calls to the following providers:

  • providers/Microsoft.Billing
  • providers/Microsoft.BillingBenefits
  • providers/Microsoft.Capacity
  • providers/Microsoft.Consumption
  • providers/Microsoft.CostManagement
  • providers/Microsoft.Insights
  • providers/
  • providers/Microsoft.OperationalInsights
  • providers/Microsoft.ResourceGraph
  • providers/Microsoft.ResourceHealth
  • providers/microsoft.securityinsights

Data streams

The following data streams are installed with this plugin.

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