Azure Storage Account and Log Analytics

Monitoring Azure Storage activities depend on Azure activity log services and to access this activity log we have three options and to know more information about Azure Storage account check below posts and for all of my posts in azure check this link (Latest Microsoft Azure Articles and Posts)

Activity log: it is like the event viewer in windows when you open the storage account you will find in the left side activity log if you open it you will find all of the activities you do it and when and who do it

Activity log on azure storage account

Log analytics: Search about log analytics on the Azure portal search and create new work space then on the left you will find container call “Work space data source” under it you will find Azure activity log if you click on it you will find your azure subscription just only connect the subscription to the log analytics then Go for the left side again and select Log and from here you can query your activity log using KQL query (Kusto Query Language). Look at this post to know more information about (Microsoft Azure Log Analytics).

Microsoft azure Log Analytics

Log Analytics on Activity log: we can add Log analytics as a solution on the activity log on Azure storage account to do that ( You Should Create first step 2 Log Analytics workspace > open Storage account > in the left side select activity log > on the top right side click on log > add > Select the log analytics Workspace you created it > then save > the refresh) IF you return to Log Analytics workspace in the left side select solution you will find the solution you created it.

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Create Storage Account Using PowerShell and CLI Command

before Creating the Storage account i recommend to read these two articles (Microsoft Azure Storage Kind and Architecture & Managing and implementing Azure storage) first to know more information about the choices and options for Storage account. For more information about the all of the previous Posts and Articles related to Microsoft Azure services (Latest Microsoft Azure Articles and Posts)

IF you are interested to read more articles in the same subject here is below :

To create Storage account we should know some information needed for create process

  • Storage account Name: The name should be unique.
  • Resource Group: Storage account services should be created under resource group and it is recommended both to be in the same location for Example “East US”.
  • Location: Location of the Storage account it deepened on it the features of the storage account because not all features supported on all locations.
  • Account Kind: We have 5 Types (V1, V2, BlobStorage, BlockBlobStorage, FileStorge)
  • Storage Replication: Microsoft provide 6 types of replications depended on the locations and the storage account kind (LRS, ZRS, GRS, RA-GRS, GZRS, RA-GZRS)
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How to manage Azure using Windows PowerShell


#PowerShell, #Bash and #CLI, and the most common language now for how to manage #Azure are very helpful when you need to automate the tasks did you imagine that you can know provision new VM or new SQL on Azure using your mobile though azure mobile app with Powershell. 💥⛈

If you asked me what is the best? I will be told you nothing all of them are very powerful language and choosing which one of them depends on your past experiences If you are coming from background windows so the PowerShell is the most compatibles with you and if you are coming from Linux background Bash will be the most compatible with you.

Take Control of the Cloud with the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

How I prepare my local PC to be able to manage azure using theses language?

This is our post of today, all of us know that we have the availability to write PowerShell or Bach code from Azure portal itself😲 . But if we need to manage the portal from our PC, we need to install some tools and import some modules, at the end of the post you will find most of the tools and requirements and advanced tools you can use it on your local PC or on-Premises server to manage Azure.🦾

Note🚦: If you didn’t used Cloud shell before on Azure portal, when you start it portal will ask you to create Storage account for more information check this postStep by Step How to Enable Azure Cloud Shell in Microsoft Azure“🚀

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