New tool available to migrate from classic monitoring alerts
Published date: 28 March, 2019
As communicated earlier, classic alerts and related APIs for Azure Monitor will retire on 30 June 2019. We have enabled a tool on your subscription that you can use to automatically migrate your existing classic alert rules to the new platform. If you don’t use the tool, Microsoft will automatically trigger the tool to migrate your classic alert rules starting in July 2019.
What’s new in Azure Monitor alerts
Now you can set multiple filters and have greater granularity in the alert rules. And you can create alert rules at scale, by creating a single rule to cover multiple resources. Furthermore, you can identify patterns and alert for anomalies via Dynamic Threshold (Preview) on the new Azure Monitor platform. Action groups on the new platform provide an array of options not available in classic alerts – such as sending SMS message, making a voice call, running an Azure function and adding a ticket in the ITSM tool.
Using the classic alert migration tool
To learn more about how to use the migration tool in the Alerts section of Azure Monitor in the portal, read the step-by-step instructions.
The migration of alert rules will disrupt any automation that you’ve employed.
- Using for alert creation, scripts or Azure Resource Manager templates: Use our guide to adapt for using new alerts.
- Using for alert consumption, webhooks or logic apps: Use our sample logic apps and Azure Automation runbooks to use the new alert payload.
For more information about retirement, read Unified alerting & monitoring in Azure Monitor replaces classic alerting & monitoring.