In previous versions of WhatsUp Gold you may have noticed the introduction of monitoring support for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS. Providing you with the ability to monitor virtual devices, applications and even present statistics on your ongoing hosting costs.
In today's world, where every network appears to be in some for of hybridity, extending your monitoring capabilities is surely a must.
Pair this with Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold offering cloud monitoring as part of their cheapest solution tier; and the question is why wouldn't you?
In this blog, we explore the steps to linking your Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold instance with Microsoft Azure. The fastest growing cloud platform of the top three.
With the application created, we now must assign it permissions to access the various virtual machines and other resources you host in Microsoft Azure.
1. Back in the main Azure portal, select the subscriptions service. Once again it might be easier to use the search function.
2. Select your particular subscription. In our case it was a pay-as-you-go instance, however you might have a monthly subscription.
3. From the menu which appears after selecting your subscription, select IAM and press the Add button.
4. Select the options as per the below screenshot. The field labelled Select relates to the name you gave the application in step 4 part 1. It is not a drop-down menu and you will need to start to type out the name of the application before it appears.
5. Press the Save button to assign the selected permissions to the application.
Get the Tenant ID and Application ID
With the application created and permissions assigned, we now need to collect the tenant ID and application ID, which Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold will use to access the application we created.
1. Open the Azure Active Directory service from the main Azure portal.
2. Select Properties from the menu on the left.
3. Listed as a Directory ID is the Tenant ID used by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold as a credential for access Microsoft Azure. Make a note of this value or copy it directly into the credential creation menu of WhatsUp Gold.
4. Return to the Application Registration service via the Azure portal.
5. Select the application we created in part 1.
6. Listed under Application ID is the application ID which is required by Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold to access Microsoft Azure. Either make a note of this or add it directly to the Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold console.