Configuring the Azure compute data collector Edit on GitHub Request doc changes

Cloud Insights uses the Azure compute data collector to acquire inventory and performance data from Azure compute instances.


You need the following information to configure this data collector.

  • Port requirement: 443 HTTPS

  • Azure Management Rest IP (

  • Azure service principal client ID (user account)

  • Azure service principal authentication key (user password)

  • You need to set up an Azure account for Cloud Insights discovery.

    Once the account is properly configured and you register the application in Azure, you will have the credentials required to discover the Azure instance with Cloud Insights. The following link describes how to set up the account for discovery:


Enter data into the data collector fields according to the table below:

Field Description

Azure Service Principal Client ID

ID to Azure

Azure tenant ID

Microsoft tenant ID

Azure Service Principal Authentication Key

Login authentication key

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Advanced Configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

The default is 60

HTTP connection and socket timeout (sec)

The default is 300

Performance Poll Interval (sec)

The default is 300