In September of last year we announced the public preview of multi-dimensional metrics in Azure Monitor, Microsoft’s built-in platform monitoring service for Azure. Today we are pleased to announce the general availability of the APIs that support this capability. Now you can explore your Azure metrics through their dimensions and unlock deeper insights. Dimensions are name value pairs, or attributes, that can be used to further segment a metric. These additional attributes can help make exploring a metric more meaningful. Azure Monitor has also increased our metric retention period from 30 days to 93 days, so you can access data for longer, and do meaningful comparisons across months.
You can access and explore metrics, multi-dimensional and otherwise, via the following:
- Metric Definitions and Metrics REST APIs, see this sample walkthrough.
- Azure Portal preview, see this sample walkthrough.
- Azure CLI commands.
- .NET SDK, try out these samples.
- Java SDK, try out these samples.
- Grafana has also updated their Azure Monitor Plugin (version 0.1.0) to leverage these new APIs. The Grafana plugin also supports the Azure US Government, Azure Germany, and Azure China clouds!
In the next few weeks we will also be adding support for multi-dimensional metrics in PowerShell.
In addition to using the above methods to access and explore your metrics, we also recently announced the general availability of the next generation of metric alerts, which allow you create alerts on multi-dimensional metrics!
As part of this update we are also introducing the availability of metrics for the following Azure Services:
- Classic Cloud Services
- Azure Key Vault
- DNS Zones
- Azure Container Instances (ACI)
- PowerBI Dedicated Capacities