Creating and Configuring an Azure Network Watcher

Overview

Azure Network Watcher provides tools to monitor, diagnose, view metrics, and enable or disable logs for resources in an Azure virtual network. It is a regional service that enables you to monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario level in, to, and from Azure.

Create a Network Watcher in the portal

Navigate to All Services > Networking > Network Watcher.

You can select all the subscriptions you want to enable Network Watcher for. This action creates a Network Watcher in every region that is available.

When you enable Network Watcher using the portal, the name of the Network Watcher instance is automatically set to NetworkWatcher_region_name where region_name corresponds to the Azure region where the instance is enabled.

The Network Watcher instance is automatically created in a resource group named NetworkWatcherRG.

The resource group is created if it does not already exist.

Create a Network Watcher with PowerShell

NewAzNetworkWatcher Name “NetworkWatcher_westeurope” ResourceGroupName NetworkWatcherRG” Location “West Europe”


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