Azure – The new Azure Monitor for virtual machine is now GA

By now, you should already know that Azure comes with a lot of monitoring capabilities, including for virtual machines.

For the past few months, a new Azure Monitor for virtual machines has been in preview.

This new Azure Monitor provides better performance trends and dependencies views to assist in providing better troubleshooting capabilities and resource management.

Well, the news is out: this new Azure Monitor is now generally available. and you can take advantage of it very easily.

Connect to your Azure portal ( and search for Monitor


Then reach out the Virtual Machines blade, available under the Insights section


There you will get a banner notifying you about an available update


You can also browse using the tabs shown below to select what you want to enable for the update, even configuring an Azure policy (which should be already set as per best practices, if not this is a good time Smile)

If you click on the Upgrade all link from the banner, you will get the list of all resources going to be onboarded using the new monitor or similar information will be provided if you choose to update only certain type of resources (virtual machines, Workspace…)


You can confirm the process has been completed by looking for the VMInsights solution in the log analytics workspace


Then you can start using the new dashboards (you may to wait a little to gather the data)


By selecting one to virtual machine, you can even have an in-deep view of the network connectivity



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