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The Azure Event Hubs input plugin required for extracting metrics from Azure via Logstash is only available for ELK stacks running at least version 6.4
Once you have set up an Event Hub within Azure to capture the Metrics you are interested in it is a good idea to create a Consumer Group specifically for Logstash and not to reuse any default or existing groups. Consumer groups are created for individual event hub instances and you'll see the relevant menu on the left-hand side in the Entities section
The Logstash input supports multiple event hubs - the connection string for each hub can be found in the Azure Portal -> Event Hub -> Shared access policies.
example connection string Endpoint=sb://<youreventhubnamespace>.servicebus.windows.net/;SharedAccessKeyName=<yoursharedaccesspolicyname>;SharedAccessKey=<yoursharedaccesskey>;EntityPath=<youreventhubname>
A blob storage account is used to preserve state across logstash reboots. The Storage account connection string can be found in the Access Keys section under the Storage Account Settings menu in the Azure Portal
example connection string DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName=<storage-account-name>; AccountKey=<storage-account-key>; EndpointSuffix=core.windows.net
To start sending Metrics from an Azure Event Hub to your Stack you need to configure an Azure Logstash Input.
As one of the most popular cloud computing platforms, Microsoft Azure provides businesses with the capabilities to run databases, servers & many other services virtually.
Azure Event Hub is a flexible resource that allows you to capture various Azure Monitoring and platform Metrics so you always have visibility of the informaton you need.
As a disaster recovery tool, Azure is known for its advanced site recovery which is operational across all operating systems, locations, & languages. The platform also allows users to customise the frequency of backup schedules & works alongside the Logit platform as our hosted ELK Stacks support version control & rollbacks for added peace of mind.
Our platform is built to enable you to easily store and analyse Azure Metrics data and our hosted Elastic Stack allows you to aggregate and analyze all of these Metrics centrally, saving your InfoSec & DevOps teams from unnecessary maintenance overheads by centralising all of your Azure platform Metrics.
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