Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set API poller template
Use this SAM API poller template to monitor Microsoft Azure VM performance and statistics counters, including CPU, traffic, and disk metrics.
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- Use the following parameters to specify the API endpoint in the request URL:
- Configure OAuth 2.0 Azure credentials with the following values:
- Access Token URL:
Although "(optional)" appears next to the Scope field in the UI, this value is required for API pollers based on this template.
- The Virtual Machine Scale Set has access control to the Application with at least the Reader role.
Use the following example to help locate values in Azure:
- Default thresholds are not set for this template.
- (Optional) Add the following metrics to API requests created with this template:
- Network In
- Network Out
- Per Disk Read Bytes/sec
- Per Disk Write Bytes/sec
- Per Disk Read Operations/Sec
- Per Disk Write Operations/Sec
- Per Disk QD
- OS Per Disk Read Bytes/sec
- OS Per Disk Write Bytes/sec
- OS Per Disk Read Operations/Sec
- OS Per Disk Write Operations/Sec
- OS Per Disk QD
- Data Disk Read Bytes/sec
- Data Disk Write Bytes/sec
- Data Disk Read Operations/Sec
- Data Disk Write Operations/Sec
- Data Disk Queue Depth
- OS Disk Read Bytes/sec
- OS Disk Write Bytes/sec
- OS Disk Read Operations/Sec
- OS Disk Write Operations/Sec
- OS Disk Queue Depth
- Inbound Flows
- Outbound Flows
- Inbound Flows Maximum Creation Rate
- Outbound Flows Maximum Creation Rate
- Premium Data Disk Cache Read Hit
- Premium Data Disk Cache Read Miss
- Premium OS Disk Cache Read Hit
- Premium OS Disk Cache Read Miss
- Here is a request example:
https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/6a4208fe-5200-417e-9365-99781c6133c3/resourceGroups/Monitoring/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets/JRVMSCALESET/providers/microsoft.insights/metrics?interval=PT1H&metricnames=Percentage CPU,Network In Total,Network Out Total,Disk Read Bytes,Disk Write Bytes,Disk Read Operations/Sec,Disk Write Operations/Sec,CPU Credits Remaining,CPU Credits Consumed&aggregation=Average,Total&api-version=2019-07-01
The average percentage of allocated compute units that are currently in use by the given VM via PowerShell cmd-let.
Network Incoming Traffic
The total number of bytes received on all network interfaces for the given VM (Incoming Traffic) via PowerShell cmd-let.
Network Outgoing Traffic
The total number of bytes out on all network interfaces by the given VM (Outgoing Traffic).
Disk Read Bytes/Sec
The total bytes read from disk during monitoring period for the given VM via PowerShell cmd-let.
Disk Write Bytes/Sec
The total bytes written to disk during monitoring period for the given VM via PowerShell cmd-let.
Disk Read Operations/Sec
The average number of Disk Read Operations per second for the given VM via PowerShell cmd-let.
Disk Write Operations/Sec
The average number of Disk Write Operations per second for the given VM via PowerShell cmd-let.
CPU Credits Consumed
The total number of credits consumed by the given VM.