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General availability: New enhanced connection troubleshoot
Azure Network Watcher announces enhanced connection troubleshoot helping resolve network connectivity issue comprehensively along with actionable insights
Public preview: Azure Resource Topology
Enhancing network and resource health visualization with unified and dynamic topology across subscriptions, regions, and resource groups.
Public preview: Integration of Azure Monitor Agent with Connection Monitor
Integration of Azure Monitor Agent support in Connection Monitor for monitoring connectivity to ARC enabled endpoints.
Public preview: Connection Monitor Support for virtual machine scale sets
Azure Network Watcher Connection Monitor announces support for virtual machine scale sets which enables faster performance monitoring and network troubleshooting through connectivity checks.
Public preview: Network Watcher packet capture support for virtual machine scale sets
Azure Network Watcher packet capture announces support for virtual machines scale sets. This is as an out of the box, on-demand capability, enabling faster diagnostics and troubleshooting of networking issues.
General availability: Public IP information and inter-zone traffic among many new insights in Traffic Analytics
Azure Network Watcher Traffic Analytics solutions is used to monitor network traffic. It now provides WHOIS and Geographic data for all Public IPs interacting with your deployments and further adds DNS domain, threat type & threat description for Malicious IPs. Now, it also supports inter-zone traffic and VMSS level traffic insights.
General availability: Built-in Azure Policy support for Network Watcher Traffic Analytics
Traffic Analytics can now be enabled using Built-in Azure Policy, thus improving your deployment experience. Now organizations can enforce org wide standards and manage traffic monitoring at scale using these policies.
We’re retiring Azure Network Watcher Connection Monitor (classic) on 29 February 2024
Target retirement date: February 29, 2024
Transition to the new Connection Monitor in Azure Network Watcher.
Built-in Azure Policy support for NSG Flow Logs is now available
Network security group (NSG) Flow Logs can now be deployed and managed using built-in Azure policies. You don't need to write your own policies to manage NSG Flow Log deployments.
Unified Connection Monitor in Network Watcher is now generally available
Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments. It brings together the best of Network Performance Monitor and Connection Monitor (classic).
Traffic Analytics & Diagnostics capabilities in Azure Monitor for Networks
Azure Monitor for Network provides the starting point for network monitoring without any user configuration and provides access to all available network monitoring capabilities.
101 services at FedRAMP High as Azure Government continues expanding capacity
21 new services added to FedRAMP High ATO, delivering on continued commitment to accelerating compliance for government customers
Unified network monitoring with connection monitor now in preview
Azure Network Watcher now has a new and improved connection monitor feature. Connection monitor provides unified end-to-end connection monitoring capabilities for hybrid and Azure deployments.
Azure Network Watcher is now generally available in four new regions
Azure Network Watcher is now generally available in UAE North, Switzerland North, Norway West, and Germany West Central regions.
Azure Resource Manager template support for NSG flow logs
Azure Resource Manager now supports the deployment of network security group (NSG) flow logs through Azure Resource Manager templates.
New support for Network Security Group flow logs, a feature of Azure Network Watcher
Network Security Group (NSG) flow logs, a feature of Azure Network Watcher, now supports two new Azure Storage configurations.
Azure Storage—Restoration of NSG flow logs retention
Retention on NSG flow logs was recently disabled, however, the functionality has been restored for general purpose v2 (GPv2) accounts and Blob storage accounts. Support for general purpose v1 (GPv1) storage accounts in NSG flow logs is being deprecated and retention for them will not be restored.
Traffic Analytics accelerated processing option
Traffic Analytics, a cloud based network audit and compliance solution, now provides faster insights into user and application activity on cloud networks.
Monitor bandwidth usage for all peered Azure virtual networks with ExpressRoute
Monitor bandwidth use for all peered Azure virtual networks with an improvement to ExpressRoute, a capability of Network Performance Monitor.
Network Watcher is now Generally Available in South Africa North
Network Watcher is available in South Africa North region.
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