Microsoft Azure Alerts Integration Guide

Microsoft Azure is a comprehensive collection of integrated cloud services deployed within Microsoft-managed datacenters. Integrating Azure with PagerDuty will allow you to receive alerts for platform-level metrics, Application Insights (for standard and custom metrics), Autoscale Notifications, Audit Log Events, and New Azure Alerts.

Note: Both classic and new alerts in Azure are supported. However, classic alerts in Azure were deprecated on June 30, 2019, so it is recommended that you use new Azure alerts.

In PagerDuty

  1. From the Services menu, select Service Directory.
  2. If you are adding your integration to an existing service, click the name of the service you want to add the integration to. Then select the Integrations tab and click the Add a new integration.If you are creating a new service for your integration, please read our documentation in section Configuring Services and Integrations and follow the steps outlined in the Create a New Service section.
  3. Select Microsoft Azure from the Integration Type menu.
  4. Click the Add Service or Add Integration button to save your new integration. You will be redirected to the Integrations page for your service.
  5. Find your integration and click the ∨ to the right. Copy the Integration URL for your new integration and keep it in a safe place for later use.

In Microsoft Azure

  1. Log in to the Azure portal. Note: Alert webhooks can only be set in the modern portal, not the classic portal.
  2. Select your desired service type on the left menu, then click the resource you want to receive alerts for.
  3. Click on the metric you want to receive alerts for, such as CPU usage or disk I/O, then click Add alert on the window that opens to the right.
  4. Give your alert a Name, choose the Metric, then specify the ConditionThreshold and Period. Finally, paste the URL you copied from PagerDuty earlier in to the Webhook field and click OK.
  5. You’re done! Microsoft Azure alerts will now be able to trigger incidents in PagerDuty, providing a link back to the Azure portal for more details.


What types of Azure alerts are supported?

PagerDuty currently supports the following alerts from Microsoft Azure webhooks:

  • Platform-level metrics for Azure services
  • Application Insights (for standard and custom metrics)
  • Autoscale Notifications
  • Audit Log Events
  • New Azure Alerts

Does this integration support auto-resolution of PagerDuty incidents?

Yes, incidents will be resolved in PagerDuty when an alert clears in Microsoft Azure.

How can I test the integration to make sure incidents will be triggered in PagerDuty?

Simply modify your alert rules in Microsoft Azure to trigger under a condition you know will be met (i.e. CPU usage over 1%) to create a test incident in PagerDuty. You can set the alert threshold back to the level you actually want to be alerted at after you’ve verified the integration works.

Can I point multiple Microsoft Azure alerts at the same PagerDuty service, or multiple PagerDuty services?

Yes, you can use the same Integration URL from a single PagerDuty service for any number of Azure alerts you like, or create multiple PagerDuty services and copy the unique Integration URL from each PagerDuty service in to the desired Azure alert webhook.

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