Azure VM Discovery Event Monitor
Discover and Automatically Onboard New Devices
About the Azure VM Discovery Event Monitor

The Azure VM Discovery Event Monitor detects and auto-onboards new devices into your monitoring configuration. This tutorial will teach you how to set one up and configure its settings.

Getting Started

To begin, select the authentication you'll use to connect. Set the level of alert you want to receive if the event monitor cannot contact Azure.

Azure Connection Settings

Azure VM Discovery Event Monitor Settings

Next, select a network device group. All new network devices found by this scan will be automatically added to this group.

Device Group Chooser

Choose the device naming scheme that the event monitor will use to onboard new devices. You can use the internal IP address, the external IP address, or the external DNS.

Name Settings

The "Display Name" option controls how the event monitor will select display names for the devices that are detected. With "Use the device name" the display name will be the device's IP address or host name if reverse DNS is used. With "Use instance name" the event monitor will retrieve instance name and add use that has the display name. If instance name is not available then it will fall back on the IP or host name.

Display Name Settings

Finally, enter devices you want to ignore in the "Ignore" text box. Enter one internal or external IP address or virtual machine name per line.

Ignore Settings


This tutorial taught you how to set up an Azure VM Discovery Event Monitor to begin automatically onboarding new network devices. See our Features section for more tutorials, including ones for other discovery event monitors. For more documentation on this event monitor, check out its Technical Resources article.

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