Enable Azure Application Insights on the VM-Series Firewall

Publish firewall performance metrics to Application Insights.
The VM-Series firewall on Azure can publish custom PAN-OS metrics natively to Azure Application Insights that you can use to monitor the firewalls directly from the Azure portal. These metrics allow you to assess performance and usage patterns that you can use to set alarms and take action to automate events such as launching or terminating instances of the VM-Series firewalls. See Custom PAN-OS Metrics Published for Monitoringfor a description on the metrics that are available.
  1. On the Azure portal, create your Application Insights instanceto monitor the firewall and copy the
    Instrumention Key
    from
    Configure
    Properties
    .
    The firewall needs this key to authenticate to the Application Insights instance and publish metrics to it.
    app_insights_key.png
  2. Enable the firewall to publish metrics to your Application Insights instance.
    1. Log in to the VM-Series firewall on Azure.
    2. Select
      Device
      Setup
      Operations
      .
    3. Edit
      Azure Application Insights
      and enter the Instrumentation Key you copied earlier.
      The default interval for publishing metics is five minutes. You can change this to vary from 1-60 minutes.
      app_insights_enable.png
    4. Commit
      your changes.
      The firewall generates a system log to it record the success or failure to authenticate to Azure Application Insights.
  3. Verify that you can view the metrics on the Azure Application Insights dashboard.
    1. On the Azure portal. select the Application insights instance, and select
      Overview
      Metrics Explorer
      to view the PAN-OS custom metrics.
      app_insights_metrics.png
    2. Select the metric(s) that you want to monitor for trends and trigger alerts. Refer to the Microsoft Azure documentation for details on exploring metrics on Application Insights.

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