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Azure polling

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


You can monitor and manage resource status and metrics through the Azure Portal, SolarWinds Platform Web Console, SAM, or integrated VMAN. SAM provides additional metrics for memory and features for cloud infrastructure management, usage, alerts, and more.

How does the SolarWinds Platform work with Azure to poll for status and metric data

  1. The Azure Resource Manager and Azure APIs poll cloud VMs and volumes to gather status metrics for the Azure Monitor service.
  2. The SolarWinds Platform API polls the Azure Monitor service.
  3. The SolarWinds Platform saves data to the SolarWinds Platform database.

Azure provides 1 million standard API calls per calendar month at no cost. Extra charges are incurred for overages based on Azure Monitor pricing. Azure may link limits and charges to either subscriptions or tenant accounts, depending on how Azure is configured for your organization. Check with your subscription administrator.

See these topics for details: