Azure Storage Account - FAQ

Azure Storage Account - FAQ

1. Why have we removed the Diagnostic Settings dependency in Azure Storage Account monitor?
  1. Till APM v15300:
    1. Azure Storage Account monitor was using Diagnostic Settings to perform data collection.
    2. Azure Storage Account monitor was dependent on Diagnostic extension for data collection and Applications Manager was using Azure Storage service API.
    3. Capacity metrics support was available for Blob service only.
  2. From APM v15300:
    1. Azure Storage Account monitor has been enhanced to use Azure Monitor APIs and the Diagnostic Settings dependency has been removed.
    2. Not all the metrics are directly available in Azure monitor APIs, some metrics are available under different dimensions of another metric. Refer here to know more.
    3. Capacity metrics support is now available for all 4 services (Blob, Table, File, Queue).
2. What happens to Azure Monitor in Applications Manager when you delete Azure Storage Account from the Azure portal?
  1. When you delete Azure Storage Account in Azure portal, the Azure Storage Account (child monitor) will automatically be deleted in Applications Manager in Azure parent monitor's next poll and the following message will be displayed in the child monitor.


3. What are the different APIs used for data collection?
  1. Configuration metrics are collected using Azure Storage Account API.
  2. Performance data is collected using Azure Monitor API.
  3. The supported metrics are:
    1. Azure Monitor metrics for Storage Account
    2. Azure Monitor metrics for Blob Service
    3. Azure Monitor metrics for Table Service
    4. Azure Monitor metrics for File Service
    5. Azure Monitor metrics for Queue Service
4. How do I configure Capacity Metrics for Azure Monitor?
  1. Capacity metrics data is updated one hour once only. Refer here to know more.
  2. Performance polling is enabled for Capacity metrics group, You can configure this under
    1. Admin -> Discovery & Data Collection -> Performance Polling -> Optimize Data Collection -> choose Monitor Type as 'Azure Storage Account' and choose Metric Name  as 'Capacity Metrics'.
      1. Please provide time interval as above 60minutes or 1hour. If the time interval is configured below 60minutes or 1hour, you will get the following error message in the respective monitors:
        Data collection for 'Storage Account Capacity metrics' using AzureMonitor API can be performed only once an hour. Please configure the performance polling interval to 1 hour (preferred).

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