Best practice for monitoring Azure VMs using Monitor

Copper Contributor

Hey members,


I am curious to know what approach are you guys following related to setting up alerts on Azure Monitor for Compute in particular. Like once the VMs are connected via DCR to LAW, is it advisable to create alert targeting LA workspace or should we choose individual VM to setup alarms?


In other words, if the hearbeat/Perf/SysLogs all are ingesting to LAW, then alerts should also be created targeting LAW not individual resource, am I right? What is the best practice to setup alarms?


Thank you

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I have worked for many companies and as an Azure Architect, I systematically suggest using Alerts on the LAW and not on the resources directly.


It is much simpler for subsequent management such as ServiceNow integration for example. Everything is in one place.