How to monitor your Azure Virtual Desktop

Hi there! In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to monitor your Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) environment using Azure Monitor. Azure Monitor is a service that collects and analyzes data from your Azure resources and applications. It helps you troubleshoot issues, optimize performance, and plan for future growth.

To monitor your AVD environment, you need to enable the following features:

  • Log Analytics workspace: This is where you store and query the data collected from your AVD resources. You can create a new workspace or use an existing one.
  • Diagnostic settings: This is where you configure what data to collect from your AVD resources and where to send it. You can send the data to your Log Analytics workspace, an event hub, or a storage account.
  • Azure Monitor for AVD: This is a solution that provides pre-built dashboards, alerts, and queries for monitoring your AVD environment. You can install it from the Azure Marketplace or the Azure portal.

Once you have enabled these features, you can use the Azure portal or the Log Analytics query language (Kusto) to access and analyze the data. You can also use the Azure Monitor REST API or PowerShell cmdlets to automate your monitoring tasks.

Some of the metrics and logs that you can monitor for your AVD environment include:

  • Session host health and availability
  • User sessions and connections
  • Application usage and performance
  • Host pool configuration and scaling
  • Service health and incidents

For more details on how to monitor your AVD environment using Azure Monitor, check out this documentation:

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below.

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