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Network Watcher pricing

Network performance monitoring and diagnostics solution

Network Watcher enables you to monitor and diagnose health and performance of your network. Network Watchers diagnostic and visualisation tools helps you to for example capture packets on a Virtual Machine, validating if an IP flow is allowed or denied. You also can identify where packets will be routed from a VM and gain insights to your all-up network topology.

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Feature Free units included Price
Network flow logs collected1 5 GB per month $- per GB
Network Diagnostic Tools2 1,000 checks per month $- per check
Connection Monitor4
Network Performance Monitor –
Service Connectivity Monitor
‐ ‐ Not available $- per connection per month
Network Performance Monitor –
Performance Monitor
Network Analytics3 ‐ ‐ Not available See Azure Monitor Log Analytics pricing
Traffic Analytics ‐ ‐ Not available Accelerated processing at 10-min intervals: $- per GB-processed
Standard processing at 60-min intervals: $- per GB-processed

1Network logs are stored within a storage account and have a retention policy that can be set from one day to 365 days. If a retention policy is not set, the logs are maintained forever. Corresponding charges will apply for storage, Log Analytics, and event hubs respectively.

2Network Watcher Diagnostic Tools and Topology features are billed for the number of Network Diagnostic checks initiated via Azure Portal, PowerShell, CLI, or Rest. For Network Watcher Packet Capture running on a virtual machine scale set, operation on individual instance is considered as a unique check.

3Network Analytics includes DNS, and App Gateway Analytics features. These features are billed for log data ingested into the Azure Log Analytics service.

4Connection Monitor tests are now billed for all tests initiated via Azure Portal, PowerShell, CLI, or Rest. For Connection Monitor tests run on a virtual machine scale set, test on an individual instance of the scale set is considered as a unique check.

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