Configuring Azure Observer jobs

Using the Azure Observer, you can define a full load job that will read data from Azure cloud services through its REST APIs and generate a topology.

Before you begin

Important: The Azure Observer supports the cloud and SaaS Azure version.

Ensure you have the Azure details to hand, such as the Tenant ID, Client ID, and client password before running the observer job.

Enabling access to the URL routes

To access the URL routes for the topology Swagger documentation, see the Enabling access to URL routes topic.

About this task

The Azure Observer retrieves topology data from Azure cloud services through REST APIs exposed by the Azure API server.

In addition to the standard resources, the following resources are now also supported:

  • Load Balancers
  • Virtual Machine Scale Set
  • Virtual Network Gateway (including VPN Gateway and Express Route Gateway)
  • ExpressRoute

You define and start the following job.

Full Topology Upload job

By default, Load jobs are one-off, transient jobs that do a full upload of all requested topology data as soon as they are triggered.

You can also run these jobs (again) from the Observer UI, or schedule them to run at set times when configuring them.


Define or edit the following parameters, then click Run job to save and run the job.

Encryption requirement: See the Configuring observer jobs security topic for more information.

Parameter Action Details
Unique ID Enter a unique name for the job Required
Data center Enter the data center of the Azure service Required
Tenant ID Specify the Azure account tenant ID Required
Client ID Specify the client ID to access the registered app Required
Client password Enter the client password to access the registered app Required
Subscriptions to be discovered Specify the subscription Ids to be discovered in comma-separated lists. To discover all subscriptions, use * Optional
Connection timeout (milliseconds) Define the Azure connection timeout Optional
Proxy Host Specify the proxy host Optional
Proxy Port Specify the proxy port; defaults to 8080 Optional
Connection timeout (milliseconds) Define the Azure connection timeout in milliseconds. The default value is 5000. Optional
Read timeout (milliseconds) Specify the read timeout in milliseconds. The default value is 5000. Optional
Proxy Username Specify the proxy username. Optional
Trust all certificates by bypassing certificate verification Set to true to allow connection to target environment without verification. Optional. The default is 'false'.
Proxy Password Specify the proxy password. Optional
Proxy Secure Specify whether the proxy server is secure. Optional
Access Scope Optional CSV String listing values which can be used to provide a scope for the resources. These can be used to aid the mapping of alerts to resources when resources in different scopes share the same matchTokens. Example of scope include locations, project names and namespaces. Optional
Generate debug support file Set this parameter to 'True' in order to capture the output of the next scheduled job run as a file. This file will be stored with an observer's log files and can be used to debug observer issues, for example at the request of your designated Support team, or while using a test environment. For one-off jobs (that is, Load jobs), this parameter reverts to 'False' after the next completed run. To examine the output produced, you can load the generated debug file using the File Observer. Optional
Job schedule Specify when the job runs Optional. Load jobs only.
Observer job description Enter additional information to describe the job Optional