Deploy an Azure Network Watcher Instance — Preview
I am going to show you how to enable the preview Network Watcher functionality in your Azure subscription. I am also going to show you how to deploy a Network Watcher, which is the new network monitoring solution in Azure. This is an instance in an Azure region.
Register the Provider
Network Watcher is still a preview feature and must be opted into on a per-subscription basis. If you want to try out or use Network Watcher, then you will need to enable the feature using PowerShell.
As usual with Azure PowerShell, you should do the following:
- Make sure you are running the latest version of the Azure PowerShell modules. Otherwise, strange errors might take place.
- Log into Azure Resource Manager using Login-AzureRMAccount.
- Select the appropriate subscription using Select-AzureRMSubscription.
You can start the registration process using the following two lines:
Register-AzureRmProviderFeature -FeatureName AllowNetworkWatcher -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Network Register-AzureRmResourceProvider -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Network
The registration process can take a number of minutes. Go find something else to do. You can come back later and check progress by running:
Get-AzureRmProviderFeature -FeatureName AllowNetworkWatcher -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.NetworkThe RegistrationState returned by the above command will change to “Registered” once the process completes successfully. At that point, you can move on to the next step.
Create a Network Watcher Instance
Log into the Azure Portal with your subscription administrator account. Browse to More Services > Network Watcher. The overview screen shows the current enablement status of Network Watcher for each enabled region in each of your subscriptions. At the time of writing this article, the preview release was only available in:
- West US
- North Central US
- West Central US
This resource is typical of all Azure resources. You can choose to enable role-based access control to limit access to Network Watcher.
You can return to the Overview to verify that the instance is enabled in the region. From there, you can continue to enable Network Watcher in each region.
More in Microsoft Azure
How to Select Hardware for Azure Stack HCI
Jul 5, 2022 | Flo Fox
How to Install Azure Stack HCI Single-Node Clusters
Jun 3, 2022 | Flo Fox
Microsoft Now Lets IT Admins Review & Remove Inactive Azure AD Users
May 27, 2022 | Rabia Noureen
Build 2022: Microsoft's Intelligent Data Platform Combines Data and Analytics
May 25, 2022 | Rabia Noureen
Microsoft Revises Restrictive Cloud Licensing Policies to Avoid EU Antitrust Probe
May 19, 2022 | Rabia Noureen
Microsoft's Azure AD Conditional Access Service Can Now Require Reauthentication
May 13, 2022 | Rabia Noureen
Most popular on petri