Now available: Azure Storage logs

Published Dec 14 2020 01:52 PM 2,004 Views

Azure resource logs for Azure Storage is now in public preview in the Azure public cloud. These logs provide detailed information about successful and failed requests to a storage service. This information can be used to monitor individual requests and to diagnose issues with a storage service. Compared with classic storage logs, Azure Monitor logs for Storage is extended to support:

  • Resource logs for Azure Files
  • Resource logs for premium block blob storage and premium file shares
  • Resource logs for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2
  • More enhancements including authentication context, TLS version, and other attributes
  • Native query and analysis experience with Log Analytics

You can now configure diagnostic settings to consolidate storage logs to central storage accounts, send to Event Hub for streaming ingestion to SIEM tool or custom integration, or export to Log Analytics to query and analyze natively. Log export is charged per streaming volume. See Azure Monitor Pricing for details.


Screenshot of the configuration screen to set up the Storage logsScreenshot of the configuration screen to set up the Storage logs


Learn more about this exciting new feature, and let us know what you think right here on the Tech Community!

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Hi @Evgeny Ternovsky  I am seeing a lot of hot LRS write operations on my fslogix profile file share.

Is there a way to use this new feature to find out the cause of these writes?


@Dolinhas, apologies for the delayed response - my colleagues whom I needed to direct the question to were unavailable over the holiday break and are just now catching up on everything. They offered the following as to the data available in your scenario and further details in our documentation:


You can query storage logs in Log Analytics to look at requests details including OperationName, Uri, and CallerIpAddress. See reference: Azure Blob storage monitoring data reference | Microsoft Docs

Hope that helps, but if you have further questions, please do reach out to us at, and we'll work with you to resolve anything else that might come up.




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