Enable Guest OS Diagnostic Metrics

Azure Virtual Machines will share boot diagnostic metrics by default, which are a small subset of core metrics. To enable Guest OS diagnostic (basic) metrics that provide more information about your machine, you’ll need to follow these steps (depending on your situation):

Enable Basic Metrics on Existing VM

  1. In Azure, navigate to Virtual machines.
  2. Select a virtual machine. Another window with options will open.
  3. Select Diagnostic settings.
  4. Under Configure required settings, select the checkbox next to Basic metrics. Metricly will now receive the basic VM metrics.

Enabling basic metrics on a new VM

  1. In Azure, navigate to Virtual machines.
  2. At the top of the Virtual machines window, click Add.
  3. Select the type and create the instance.
  4. Complete Steps 1 and 2 filling out the information as desired.
  5. In Step 3, under Monitoring, enable Guest OS diagnostics.
  6. Finish creating the VM. The basic metrics are now available in Metricly.