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Microsoft Monitoring Agent Azure VM Extension Heartbeat Service in event log

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New Contributor

Hi,

 

In my windows vm event log, I see the following entry every night around 7:30pm.

A service was installed in the system.

Service Name: Microsoft Monitoring Agent Azure VM Extension Heartbeat Service
Service File Name: "C:\Packages\Plugins\Microsoft.EnterpriseCloud.Monitoring.MicrosoftMonitoringAgent\1.0.11081.2\MMAExtensionHeartbeatService.exe"
Service Type: user mode service
Service Start Type: demand start
Service Account: LocalSystem

 

I checked the activity log and I see a write entry for Backup Management Service around the same time? Are these two related? Whenever the backup is initiated, does it install the monitoring agent heartbeat service?

 

Thanks

Sarika

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Best Response confirmed by Sarika Sharma (New Contributor)
Solution

Hello Sarika,

 

The Monitoring Agent is part of OMS data collection and it is used for different services, backup been one of them. See article below.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/operations-management-suite/operations-management-suite-overv...

 

Thanks.