Microsoft Azure connector
The Azure connector gathers data about devices from Microsoft Azure.
In order to connect Azure to the Neurons Platform, you must create an application first. For information on creating the application, see the article in the Community:
The app you create in Azure must have read permissions for a resource group associated with the Azure product you are connecting to. To assign permissions, find the resource group in the Azure portal and assign a Reader role to the app you created. For information on role assignments, see Add a role assignment in the Azure documentation.
- OS version, type, and name
- IP address
- MAC address
- Device name and ID
- Device type
- VM status messages and codes
- Virtualization management product
- OS disk name, type, storage account type, ID, size, creation type, and caching type
- Image reference version status, SKU, publisher, offer, and exact version
- Data disk name, storage account type, managed disk ID, LUN, size (GB), creation type, and caching type
- State name
- If the OS profile requires a guest provisional signal or allows extension operations
- Linux - provisioning state
- Linux - password authentication state
- Network interface ID
- VM size
- If boot diagnostics are enabled
- Boot diagnostics storage URI
An Azure connector has the following options:
- Connector name: A name for the connector.
- Connector server name: The name of the connector server that this connector is associated with. Each connector can only be associated with one connector server. If you added the connector to a specific connector server, this field may be populated for you. Otherwise, you can select the connector server from the list.
- Directory (tenant) ID: The ID of the tenant you created in Azure.
- Application (client) ID: The ID of the application you created in Azure.
- User threshold: To limit the amount of data that is gathered for Neurons, set a threshold for a specific number of days. The connector will not include records unless the user has checked in or otherwise changed during that time.
- Client secret: The client secret associated with the application you created in Azure.
- Repeats: How often the connector should gather data.
- Start time: The time of day the connector should start running. To minimize the impact on your network and applications, we recommend that connectors generally run at night or on weekends.
- Active: Whether the connector is active or not. While the connector is active, it runs according to the schedule you create. If you clear the check box, the connector is inactive and will not gather data until the check box is enabled again and the connector is saved.
For details on configuring or using connectors, see Setting up connectors.