Azure Monitor Log now supports log search on multiple Azure resources

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Many Azure services have recently added a new option to search logs by embedding the Logs search in the resource menu:

  • Resource Groups
  • Application Gateway
  • Virtual Network Gateway
  • Network Security Group
  • Virtual Networks
  • Public IP Address
  • Logic Apps
  • CosmosDB
  • Load Balancers
  • Automation
  • Service Bus
  • Traffic Manager Profiles
  • Azure Firewalls
  • Express Route Circuits
  • Search Services
  • Front Doors

This option is available for a while in the following Azure services:

  • Virtual Machines
  • Key vault
  • API Management
  • IoT Hubs

More Azure services will add this menu option in the near future.

When user selects this menu option, Azure Monitor Logs Analytics search is automatically scoped to present only the logs of this resource and requires only resource permissions (if this mode is enabled on the workspace). Users don't have to choose Log Analytics Workspace, logs are automatically aggregated from all workspaces that includes logs that are associated with this resource.

Read more on this type of search in this blog post.