This installation method is recommended by Virtana for setting up your Azure integration with CloudWisdom.
1. Install the Azure CLI Download the Azure CLI (Windows 10 users may have this already installed and available through the Windows PowerShell). Install the CLI. 2. Obtain Azure Credentials Use the CLI to obtain your Azure Client ID, Password, Subscription ID, and Tenant ID. All of these values must be provided to set up an Azure integration within CloudWisdom.
Virtana recommends using the Azure CLI for the best integration experience.
1. Create an Active Directory Application in Azure In a separate tab, open the Azure portal and select Azure Active Directory from the left or top menu. Select App registrations from the Manage options. Select + New Registration at the top. Provide a name for the application (e.g., CloudWisdom-Integration). Select Accounts in this organizational directory only (Default Directory only - Single tenant) for Supported Account Types.
Azure Virtual Machines have a subset of core metrics by default. However, guest OS diagnostic metrics like memory utilization are also needed for CloudWisdom’s Azure cost reports. To enable guest OS diagnostic metrics, you’ll need to follow the steps below.
Enable Guest OS Diagnostic Metrics on an Existing VM In Azure, navigate to Virtual machines. Select a virtual machine. Another window with options will open. Select Diagnostic settings under Monitoring.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform, similar to Amazon Web Services. With the Azure integration in CloudWisdom, you can manage and optimize the cost of your entire cloud infrastructure. CloudWisdom requires Reader role permissions of your Azure environment, which can be granted using the Owner or User Access Administrator roles.
If your Azure account is enrolled in an EA (Enterprise Administrator) setup, please ensure the “AO view charges” setting is enabled so assets within subscriptions have access to cost data.