Network Watcher pricing

Monitor and diagnose network performance at the packet level

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.

Pricing details

There are no charges to use Network Watcher today. On 1st October 2017, the pricing model below goes into effect.

Feature Monthly allotment Overage charge
Network Logs Ingested 5 GB $- per GB
Network Diagnostic Tools 1,000 checks $- per 1000 checks
  • Network 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.
  • Network Watcher Diagnostic Tools and Topology features are billed for the number of Network Diagnostic checks initiated via Azure Portal, PowerShell, CLI, or Rest.

Support & SLA

  • SLA for individual features is applicable once the corresponding pricing model goes into effect. Learn more



Estimate your monthly costs for Azure services

Purchase FAQ

Review Azure pricing frequently asked questions

Product Details

Learn more about Network Watcher


Review technical tutorials, videos, and more resources

Sign up now and get $200 in Azure credits

Start today