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Azure Container Service Metrics

Collect metrics from Azure Container Service with Elastic Agent.

Version
1.3.0 (View all)
Compatible Kibana version(s)
8.10.2 or higher
Subscription level
Basic

The Azure Container Service data stream collects and aggregates storage account related metrics from azure container service type resources where it can be used for analysis, visualization, and alerting. The Azure Container Service will periodically retrieve the azure monitor metrics using the Azure REST APIs as MetricList. Additional azure API calls will be executed in order to retrieve information regarding the resources targeted by the user.

Integration specific configuration notes

All the tasks executed against the Azure Monitor REST API will use the Azure Resource Manager authentication model. Therefore, all requests must be authenticated with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). One approach to authenticate the client application is to create an Azure AD service principal and retrieve the authentication (JWT) token. For a more detailed walk-through, have a look at using Azure PowerShell to create a service principal to access resources https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/azure/create-azure-service-principal-azureps?view=azps-2.7.0. It is also possible to create a service principal via the Azure portal https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/develop/howto-create-service-principal-portal. Users will have to make sure the roles assigned to the application contain at least reading permissions to the monitor data, more on the roles here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/role-based-access-control/built-in-roles.

Required credentials for the azure_metrics integration:

Client ID:: The unique identifier for the application (also known as Application Id)

Client Secret:: The client/application secret/key

Subscription ID:: The unique identifier for the azure subscription

Tenant ID:: The unique identifier of the Azure Active Directory instance

The azure credentials keys can be used if configured AZURE_CLIENT_ID, AZURE_CLIENT_SECRET, AZURE_TENANT_ID, AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID

Resource Manager Endpoint :: string Optional, by default the azure public environment will be used, to override, users can provide a specific resource manager endpoint in order to use a different azure environment. Ex: https://management.chinacloudapi.cn for azure ChinaCloud https://management.microsoftazure.de for azure GermanCloud https://management.azure.com for azure PublicCloud https://management.usgovcloudapi.net for azure USGovernmentCloud

Active Directory Endpoint :: string Optional, by default the associated active directory endpoint to the resource manager endpoint will be used, to override, users can provide a specific active directory endpoint in order to use a different azure environment. Ex: https://login.microsoftonline.com for azure ChinaCloud https://login.microsoftonline.us for azure GermanCloud https://login.chinacloudapi.cn for azure PublicCloud https://login.microsoftonline.de for azure USGovernmentCloud

Data stream specific configuration notes

Period:: (string) Reporting interval. Metrics will have a timegrain of 5 minutes, so the Period configuration option for container_service should have a value of 300s or multiple of 300sfor relevant results.

Resource IDs:: ([]string) The fully qualified ID's of the resource, including the resource name and resource type. Has the format /subscriptions/{guid}/resourceGroups/{resource-group-name}/providers/{resource-provider-namespace}/{resource-type}/{resource-name}. Should return a list of resources.

Resource Groups:: ([]string) This option will return all container services inside the resource group.

If no resource filter is specified, then all container services inside the entire subscription will be considered.

The primary aggregation value will be retrieved for all the metrics contained in the namespaces. The aggregation options are avg, sum, min, max, total, count.

Additional notes about metrics and costs

Costs: Metric queries are charged based on the number of standard API calls. More information on pricing here https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/monitor/.

Authentication: we are handling authentication on our side (creating/renewing the authentication token), so we advise users to use dedicated credentials for metricbeat only.

Exported fields

FieldDescriptionTypeMetric Type
@timestamp
Event timestamp.
date
agent.id
Unique identifier of this agent (if one exists). Example: For Beats this would be beat.id.
keyword
azure.application_id
The application ID
keyword
azure.container_service.kube_node_status_allocatable_cpu_cores.avg
Total number of available cpu cores in a managed cluster
float
gauge
azure.container_service.kube_node_status_allocatable_memory_bytes.avg
Total amount of available memory in a managed cluster
float
gauge
azure.container_service.kube_node_status_condition.avg
Statuses for various node conditions
float
gauge
azure.container_service.kube_pod_status_phase.avg
Number of pods by phase
float
gauge
azure.container_service.kube_pod_status_ready.avg
Number of pods in Ready state
float
gauge
azure.dimensions.condition
Pod or Node conditions
keyword
azure.dimensions.namespace
Pod namespace
keyword
azure.dimensions.node
Node name
keyword
azure.dimensions.phase
Pod phase
keyword
azure.dimensions.pod
Pod name
keyword
azure.dimensions.status
Statuses for various node conditions
keyword
azure.namespace
The namespace selected
keyword
azure.resource.group
The resource group
keyword
azure.resource.id
The id of the resource
keyword
azure.resource.name
The name of the resource
keyword
azure.resource.tags.*
Azure resource tags.
object
azure.resource.type
The type of the resource
keyword
azure.subscription_id
The subscription ID
keyword
azure.timegrain
The Azure metric timegrain
keyword
cloud.account.id
The cloud account or organization id used to identify different entities in a multi-tenant environment. Examples: AWS account id, Google Cloud ORG Id, or other unique identifier.
keyword
cloud.availability_zone
Availability zone in which this host is running.
keyword
cloud.image.id
Image ID for the cloud instance.
keyword
cloud.instance.id
Instance ID of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.instance.name
Instance name of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.machine.type
Machine type of the host machine.
keyword
cloud.project.id
Name of the project in Google Cloud.
keyword
cloud.provider
Name of the cloud provider. Example values are aws, azure, gcp, or digitalocean.
keyword
cloud.region
Region in which this host is running.
keyword
container.id
Unique container id.
keyword
container.image.name
Name of the image the container was built on.
keyword
container.labels
Image labels.
object
container.name
Container name.
keyword
container.runtime
Runtime managing this container.
keyword
data_stream.dataset
Data stream dataset name.
constant_keyword
data_stream.namespace
Data stream namespace.
constant_keyword
data_stream.type
Data stream type.
constant_keyword
dataset.name
Dataset name.
constant_keyword
dataset.namespace
Dataset namespace.
constant_keyword
dataset.type
Dataset type.
constant_keyword
ecs.version
ECS version this event conforms to. ecs.version is a required field and must exist in all events. When querying across multiple indices -- which may conform to slightly different ECS versions -- this field lets integrations adjust to the schema version of the events.
keyword
host
A host is defined as a general computing instance. ECS host.* fields should be populated with details about the host on which the event happened, or from which the measurement was taken. Host types include hardware, virtual machines, Docker containers, and Kubernetes nodes.
group
host.architecture
Operating system architecture.
keyword
host.containerized
If the host is a container.
boolean
host.domain
Name of the domain of which the host is a member. For example, on Windows this could be the host's Active Directory domain or NetBIOS domain name. For Linux this could be the domain of the host's LDAP provider.
keyword
host.hostname
Hostname of the host. It normally contains what the hostname command returns on the host machine.
keyword
host.id
Unique host id. As hostname is not always unique, use values that are meaningful in your environment. Example: The current usage of beat.name.
keyword
host.ip
Host ip addresses.
ip
host.mac
Host mac addresses.
keyword
host.name
Name of the host. It can contain what hostname returns on Unix systems, the fully qualified domain name, or a name specified by the user. The sender decides which value to use.
keyword
host.os.build
OS build information.
keyword
host.os.codename
OS codename, if any.
keyword
host.os.family
OS family (such as redhat, debian, freebsd, windows).
keyword
host.os.kernel
Operating system kernel version as a raw string.
keyword
host.os.name
Operating system name, without the version.
keyword
host.os.name.text
Multi-field of host.os.name.
text
host.os.platform
Operating system platform (such centos, ubuntu, windows).
keyword
host.os.version
Operating system version as a raw string.
keyword
host.type
Type of host. For Cloud providers this can be the machine type like t2.medium. If vm, this could be the container, for example, or other information meaningful in your environment.
keyword
service.address
Service address
keyword
service.type
The type of the service data is collected from. The type can be used to group and correlate logs and metrics from one service type. Example: If logs or metrics are collected from Elasticsearch, service.type would be elasticsearch.
keyword

Changelog

VersionDetailsKibana version(s)

1.3.0

Enhancement View pull request
Allow rerouting of Azure metrics events to a different data stream.

8.10.2 or higher

1.2.1

Bug fix View pull request
Add missing dimension metadata to the database_account datastream; fix typo in the container_registry field definition

8.10.2 or higher

1.2.0

Enhancement View pull request
Enable time series data streams for the storage_account metrics dataset. This dramatically reduces storage for metrics and is expected to progressively improve query performance. For more details, see https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/tsds.html.

8.10.2 or higher

1.1.1

Enhancement View pull request
Add metric_type metadata to the storage_account datastream

8.10.2 or higher

1.1.0

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimensions to the storage account datastream

8.10.2 or higher

1.0.43

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate File Storage Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.42

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Table Storage Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.41

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Queue Storage Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.40

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the database_account datastream

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.39

Bug fix View pull request
Remove region dimension in the database_account datastream

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.38

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Compute VMs Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.37

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Storage Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.36

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Container Instance Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.35

Bug fix View pull request
Normalize the azure.dimentions.status field value to lowercase. Values from Azure come in lowercase and capitalized versions (e.g., True/true/False/false).

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.34

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the monitor datastream

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.33

Enhancement View pull request
Add missing region dimension, remove outdated azure metrics for the database_account datastream

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.32

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Container Registry Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.31

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Compute VM Guest Memory & Process Metrics Compute VM dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.30

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Compute VM Guest ASP.NET & Sql Server dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.29

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Compute VM Guest Linux Metrics Overview dashboard to lens.

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.28

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the compute_vm datastream

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.27

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Container Service Overview dashboard to lens.

8.4.0 or higher

1.0.26

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate VM Scale Sets Overview dashboard to lens.

8.4.0 or higher

1.0.25

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate Database Account Overview dashboard to lens.

8.4.0 or higher

1.0.24

Bug fix View pull request
Fix the metrics field name in the container instance datastream.

8.3.0 or higher

1.0.23

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the compute_vm_scaleset datastream

8.3.0 or higher

1.0.22

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the container_registry datastream

8.3.0 or higher

1.0.21

Enhancement View pull request
Migrate the visualizations to by value in dashboards to minimize the saved object clutter and reduce time to load.

8.3.0 or higher

1.0.20

Enhancement View pull request
Add missing azure dimensions to the container_registry and compute_vm_scaleset datastreams

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.19

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the container_service datastream

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.18

Enhancement View pull request
Add missing azure dimensions to the kube_pod_status_phase and kube_pod_status_ready metrics

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.17

Enhancement View pull request
Add dimension and metric_type metadata to the container_instance datastream

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.16

Enhancement View pull request
Added categories and/or subcategories.

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.15

Bug fix View pull request
Fix dimensions for CassandraConnectionClosures metric configuration

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.14

Bug fix View pull request
Fix CassandraConnectionClosures metric configuration

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.13

Bug fix View pull request
Replace the link to Indonesian docs with English docs

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.12

Enhancement View pull request
Add container_instance pipeline test

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.11

Enhancement View pull request
Add compute_vm_scaleset pipeline test

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.10

Enhancement View pull request
Add compute_vm pipeline test

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.9

Enhancement View pull request
Move database_account metrics config from beats to integrations

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.8

Enhancement View pull request
Move container_registry metrics config from beats to integrations

1.0.7

Enhancement View pull request
Move container_service metrics config from beats to integrations

1.0.6

Enhancement View pull request
Move container_instance metrics config from beats to integrations

1.0.5

Enhancement View pull request
Fix doc build

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.4

Enhancement View pull request
Update Readme

1.0.3

Enhancement View pull request
Add documentation for multi-fields

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.2

Enhancement View pull request
Update documentation

1.0.1

Enhancement View pull request
Remove beta release tag from data streams

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

1.0.0

Enhancement View pull request
Move azure_metrics package to GA

7.14.0 or higher
8.0.0 or higher

0.5.1

Enhancement View pull request
Update to ECS 8.0

0.5.0

Enhancement View pull request
Release package for v8.0.0

0.4.1

Enhancement View pull request
Uniform with guidelines

0.4.0

Enhancement View pull request
Update to ECS 1.12.0

0.3.2

Enhancement View pull request
Add/update configuration options definitions in the docs + add additional option for storage account

0.3.1

Enhancement View pull request
Clean up text and fix dashboards

0.3.0

Enhancement View pull request
Add guest metrics

0.2.0

Enhancement View pull request
Update integration description

0.1.0

Enhancement View pull request
Update dashboards, doc, ecs schema

0.0.1

Enhancement View pull request
Create package

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