Monitoring Azure SQL Elastic Pool

Note: Learn about the other supported Azure services with our Azure documentation.

Configuration

Azure SQL Elastic Pool sensor can be disabled and it can be filtered by tags and resource groups. It is possible to configure Azure SQL Elastic Pool sensor via agent configuration in <agentinstall_dir>/etc/instana/configuration.yaml by:

com.instana.plugin.azure.sqlelasticpool:
  # Valid values: true, false
  enabled: false # enabled (true) by default
  # Comma separated list of tags in key:value format
  include_tags:
  # Comma separated list of tags in key:value format
  exclude_tags:
  # Comma separated list of resource groups
  include_resource_groups:
  # Comma separated list of resource groups
  exclude_resource_groups:

Azure SQL Elastic Pool sensor can be disabled. To disable monitoring of the Azure SQL Elastic Pool services use the following configuration:

com.instana.plugin.azure.sqlelasticpool:
  enabled: false

Multiple tags and resource groups can be defined, separated by a comma. Tags should be provided as a key-value pair separated by :. In order to make configuration easier, it is possible to define which tags and resource groups you want to include in discovery or exclude from discovery. In case of defining tag or resource group in both lists (include and exclude), exclude list has higher priority. If there is no need for services filtering, the configuration should not be defined. It's not mandatory to define all values in order to enable filtering.

To include services by tags into discovery use following configuration:

com.instana.plugin.azure.sqlelasticpool:
  include_tags: # Comma separated list of tags in key:value format (e.g. env:prod,env:staging)

To exclude services by tags from discovery use following configuration:

com.instana.plugin.azure.sqlelasticpool:
  exclude_tags: # Comma separated list of tags in key:value format (e.g. env:dev,env:test)

To include services by resource groups into discovery use following configuration:

com.instana.plugin.azure.sqlelasticpool:
  include_resource_groups: # Comma separated list of resource groups (e.g. rg_prod,rg_staging)

To exclude services by resource groups from discovery use following configuration:

com.instana.plugin.azure.sqlelasticpool:
  exclude_resource_groups: # Comma separated list of resource groups (e.g. rg_dev,rg_test)

Discovery filtering can be configured on the global level for all Azure services. In case of defining filters for Azure SQL Elastic Pool service, global filters will be overridden. For more details about global Azure service discovery filtering visit Azure Configuration.

Metrics collection

Metrics are pulled every minute, which is the resolution Azure provides for monitoring of these services.

Configuration data

Details Description
Name Elastic pool name
Resource Group The resource group of the elastic pool
Location Elastic pool location
Subscription Id The subscription ID of the elastic pool
Maximum Size The storage limit for the elastic pool in bytes
State The state of the elastic pool (Creating, Disabled, Ready)
Zone Redundant Whether or not the elastic pool is zone redundant, which means the replicas of the elastic pool will be spread across multiple availability zones
SKU Pricing tier (SKU)
Database Details Description
Name Database name
Location Database location
Max Size The max size of the database expressed in bytes
Status The status of the database
SKU Pricing Tier (SKU)

Performance metrics

Metric Unit Aggregation Description
eDTU*
eDTU Limit Count Average Total eDTU utilization of the elastic pool
eDTU Used Count Average eDTU utilization of the elastic pool
eDTU Percentage Percent Average eDTU utilization percentage
CPU
CPU Percentage Percent Average CPU resources consumed by all database sessions
Storage
Storage Limit Bytes Average Total storage size
Storage Used Bytes Average Used storage size
Storage Percentage Percent Average Used storage percentage
IO
Data IO Percent Average Data I/O utilization
Log IO Percent Average Log I/O utilization
Other
Workers Percent Average Concurrent workers (requests) of the elastic pool service tier limit by the Microsoft Azure SQL Elastic Pool
Sessions Percent Average Concurrent sessions of the elastic pool service tier limit
In-memory OLTP Storage Percent Average In-memory OLTP Storage (XTP Storage)
vCore**
vCore Limit Percent Average Total number of available vCores
vCore Used Percent Average Used vCores

* eDTU metrics are available only for DTU-based resources

** vCore metrics are available only for vCore-based resources

Health signatures

For each sensor, there is a curated knowledgebase of health signatures that are evaluated continuously against the incoming metrics and are used to raise issues or incidents depending on user impact.

Built-in events trigger issues or incidents based on failing health signatures on entities, and custom events trigger issues or incidents based on the thresholds of an individual metric of any given entity.

For information about built-events for Azure SQL Elastic Pool sensor, see the Built-in events reference.