To monitor Microsoft Azure with Database Visibility, you must run Microsoft Azure >= 2008.
To configure an Azure SQL Managed Instance, follow the configuration procedures of a Microsoft SQL Server Collector. See Configure Microsoft SQL Server Collectors.
Procedures in this page are specific to an Azure SQL Database collector and not applicable for an Azure SQL Managed Instance.
|Create New Collector||Database Type||The database type that you want to monitor.|
|Agent||The Database Agent that manages the collector.|
|Collector Name||The name you want to identify the collector by.|
|Connection Details||Hostname or IP Address||The hostname or IP address of the machine that your database is running on.|
|Database||The name of the database instance that you want to monitor.|
|Listener Port||The TCP/IP address of the port on which your database communicates with the Database Agent|
|Custom JDBC Connection String||The JDBC connection string generated by the database agent. You can also specify a custom connection string, which is useful for setting custom authentication options.|
|Username and Password||Username||The name of the user who is connecting to and monitoring the database through the Database Agent. The user should have the permissions described in User Permissions for Microsoft Azure.|
|Password||The password of the user who is connecting to and monitoring the database through the Database Agent.|
|CyberArk||Click to enable CyberArk for database username and password. When CyberArk is enabled, information about Application, Safe, Folder, and Object is required to fetch the username and password for your database. To use CyberArk with Database Visibility, you must download the |
Click to monitor multiple database instances in a consolidated view, and aggregate metrics of multiple databases. To monitor a custom cluster, you can add additional hostname or IP address, and port details for each sub-collector. You can add up to a total of 29 sub-collectors. Thereby, 30 databases can be monitored in a custom cluster. In addition to the licenses consumed by the main collector, each sub-collector consumes one or more licenses, depending on the database type.
|Connection Properties||Click to add a new JDBC connection property or edit an existing property for relational databases.|
|Monitor Operating System||See this page for more details, Configure the Database Agent to Monitor Server Hardware.|
User Permissions for Microsoft Azure
The user account used for monitoring can be an SQL Server authenticated account (if AppDynamics Database Visibility is running on Windows or Linux).
Minimum Permissions Required for SQL Server Logon
You can create an SQL Server authenticated login or user with minimal level of permissions. To create a SQL Server login, you must be connected to the primary database from an admin account through SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) or SQL Editor.
The read-only access to the master database is required for the user account to monitor the database.
Run the command given below to create a login. Specify a secure password in the command.
CREATE LOGIN DBMon_Agent_User WITH PASSWORD = 'Password123'CODE
Run the following command in your Azure SQL database to create a user account for the newly created login:
CREATE USER DBMon_Agent_User FOR LOGIN DBMon_Agent_User WITH DEFAULT_SCHEMA = dboCODE
While connected to your Azure SQL database, run the command given below to grant the pre-requisite roles and privileges:
grant VIEW DATABASE STATE to DBMon_Agent_UserCODE