Generally available: Support for private links in Azure Monitor agent
Published date: March 16, 2022
The new Azure Monitor agent and data collection rules now support private virtual network configurations via private links and a new Azure resource type called data collection endpoints. This is now generally available. It will allow you to use these capabilities in restricted environments that need special networking requirements and isolation from the public internet. More information below:
- It’s configured using data collection endpoint, which must be created and ‘associated’ to the respective machines with the new agent installed
- It leverages the use of Azure Monitor Private Link Scopes (AMPLS)
- It can only be configured for data being sent to Azure Monitor logs; no support for Azure Monitor metrics
Read the documentation to configure the new agent to upload data via private links only, without accessing the public internet directly. If you haven’t already, review the updated migration guidance to start migrating to the new agent. And if you have any feedback, please share feedback on our feedback channel.