In part one of our blog on adding performance and billing monitoring support to Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold, we focussed on collecting the Tenant ID, Application ID and Application Key, in order to create a credential in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold.
With the details we have collected so far, we can collect performance statistics such as uptime, CPU utlisation and disk space.
In the part we will complete the required steps to add billing monitoring; and create a report to display the results.
Get the Enrollment Number and API Access Key
Both the enrollment number and API access key are optional when creating a Microsoft Azure credential in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold. However, without them you will only be able to collect performance statistics and not billing information.
3. Take note of the enrollment number or copy this over to your Microsoft Azure credential in Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold.
4. Now select the Reports tab and select Download Usage option from the menu. This should reveal an API Access Key which can also be either noted down or entered into the WhatsUp Gold Microsoft Azure credential.
With both entered, Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold has permission to collect billing statistics.
Discover Microsoft Azure Devices
With our credential ready to be used, we can now scan for Azure device to import into Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold for monitoring.
1. Select Discover from the Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold console and select New Scan.
2. In the scope section of the scan settings, only select the Azure Devices option and then select Credentials.
3. Select the Microsoft Azure credential which you have created for monitoring Microsoft Azure.