Azure – The Azure Network Watcher has been refreshed with a new connection monitor

You may already know Azure Network Watcher, the network monitoring and troubleshooting tool helping you monitoring and solving network connectivity issues with your Azure resources.

Well, Azure Network Watcher has just been refreshed with a new connection monitor providing end to end unified monitoring capabilities for Azure Hybrid and Azure deployments.

Some of the new capabilities include:

  • A single console for configuring and monitoring connectivity and network quality from Azure and on-premises VMs/hosts
  • The ability to monitor endpoints within and across Azure regions, on-premises sites, and global service locations
  • Higher and configurable probing frequencies and support for more protocols
  • Faster time to detect and diagnose issues in Azure and hybrid networks
  • Access to historical monitoring data retained in Log Analytics

To start using this new connection monitor, connect to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/) and search for Network Watcher

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Then go to the Connection monitor (preview) blade

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Create a new connection monitor

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When creating the new monitor you can define the Log Analytics workspace to use for saving the logs; don;t forget to uncheck the option Use workspace created by connection monitor (default) to be able to select your workspace, otherwise you may ended to have a new DefaultWorkspace created

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Then you can define the network testing you want to execute

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You can add multiple test configuration

You then will be able to have a view of the test results by accessing the Overview tab and then the Dashboard

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Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies