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Microsoft Azure Container Instances

Azure Hosted Container Instance Monitoring

For more information on how to use the below LPU and other Azure Data Collection setup. See the Microsoft Azure Sources topic

Least Privileged User

Steps:

  1. Using the Azure CLI Client, find the Subscription ID and Tenant ID from your account list
  2. Create a custom RBAC role using the JSON provided. Include your Subscription ID and rename the file to azure.json
  3. Create an Active Directory Service Principal and assign the custom RBAC role t it.

Creating custom roles using the Azure CLI:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/custom-roles

Assigning roles using the Azure CLI:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/role-assignments-portal

{
  "Name": "LPU Container Instances",
  "Description": "LPU for Container Instances",
  "Actions": [
    "Microsoft.ContainerInstance/containerGroups/*/read",
    "Microsoft.Insights/metrics/*/read",
    "Microsoft.Authorization/*/read"
  ],
  "AssignableScopes": [
    "/subscriptions/[Subscription ID]"
  ]
}

Connection Parameters

Name
Required?
Description

Subscription ID

Required

GUID Subscription ID

Tenant ID

Required

GUID Tenant ID (also known as Directory ID)

Client ID

Required

GUID Client ID (also known as Application ID)

Client Secret

Required

The Secret (also known as Key) corresponding to the Client ID.

Maximum HTTP Retry Time (seconds)

The maximum amount of time in seconds to retry each API request when the API is throttling.

HTTP Request Timeout (seconds)

The maximum amount of time in seconds before a single HTTP request will fail.

Metrics

API Usage

Name
Description

Average Pages

The average amount of pages needed for a paged resource type.

Average Request Retries

The average number of retry requests per unique requests made.

Average Retry Attempts

The average number of retry requests made per unique request that was retried.

Average Retry Wait (Milliseconds)

The average amount of time retried requests spent waiting.

Client ID

The client ID used to make API calls.

Failed Requests

The total number of requests that returned a failure response.

Maximum Pages

The most amount of pages needed for a paged resource type.

Maximum Retries

The highest number of retries made for a single request.

Maximum Retry Wait (Milliseconds)

The most amount of time a retried request spent waiting.

Minimum Pages

The least amount of pages needed for a paged resource type.

Minimum Retry Wait (Milliseconds)

The least amount of time a retried request spent waiting.

Other Status Responses

The total number of successful requests that responded with some other accepted status.

Request Timeouts

The total number of requests that timed out waiting for a response.

Requests Retried

The number of unique requests that were retried.

Retry Status Responses

The total number of successful requests that responded with the status TOO MANY REQUESTS (429).

Retry Timeouts

The total number of requests that needed to be retried, but the request retry time exceeded the maximum retry time.

Status OK Responses

The total number of successful requests that responded with the status OK (200).

Subscription ID

The subscription ID used to make API calls.

Successful Requests

The total number of requests that returned a successful response.

Tenant ID

The tenant ID used to make API calls.

Total Monitor Requests

The total number of requests made to get monitor metrics.

Total Paged Requests

The total amount of resource types that required paging.

Total Requests

The total number of requests made during collection.

Total Retries

The total number of retry requests that were made.

Unique Monitor Requests

The number of unique requests made to get monitor metrics.

Unique Requests

The number of requests made with unique endpoints.

Container

Name
Description

CPU Usage (Millicores)

Total CPU usage.

Memory Usage (Bytes)

Total memory usage.

Name

The container's name.

Parent ID

The container's parent group ID.

Container Group

Name
Description

CPU Usage (Millicores)

Total CPU usage.

ID

The resource identifier.

IP Address

The assigned IP address.

Location

Where the resource is located.

Memory Usage (Bytes)

Total memory usage.

Name

The name of the resource.

OS Type

The type of operating system being run.

Provisioning State

The state of initialization.

Resource Group

The Resource Group of the Azure resource.

Tags

Metadata given to the resource.