Microsoft Azure Connector

The Microsoft Azure Connector connects ASM to Azure Resource Manager using API methodology, enabling you to import configuration items into your ASM System on a regular basis.

The Microsoft Azure Connector enables you to expose the following resource types:

  • Application Gateway

  • Disk

  • IP Configuration

  • Network Interface

  • Public IP Address

  • Resource Group

  • Snapshot

  • Subnet

  • Virtual Machine

  • Virtual Network

  • Virtual Network Gateway

You can use Azure Resource Manager to monitor Azure resources for ASM.

Installing the Microsoft Azure Connector

For information about installing the Microsoft Azure Connector, contact your Account Manager.

For information about versions and licensing, see ASM Connector Matrix.

After installation, the following files should exist on your server:

  • Alemba.Connector.Azure.dll

  • Alemba.Connector.Azure.icnf

    The .icnf file contains information about each resource type and their mapped fields, including details like field data type.

The .icnf file is installed here by default: C:\Program Files\Alemba\System\SystemName\Config, where SystemName is the name of your current ASM System.

Connection parameters

Alemba Service Manager™ uses the following connection parameters:



Client ID

The application (client) ID for Azure Resource Manager.

Client Secret

The authentication key for Azure Resource Manager.

Tenant ID

The ID of the Azure Active Directory where you installed Azure Resource Manager.

Subscription ID

The GUID that uniquely identifies your subscription to use Azure services.

Required permissions

You need the following Configuration Management permissions to configure and use the Microsoft Azure Connector:

  • External Resource Search

  • Federated CMDB Admin

  • The required CMDB permissions for your system

For more information about Configuration Management permissions, see Configuration Management Security Roles.

Exposing Azure Resource Manager data in ASM

For information about accessing and managing your Azure Resource Manager data in ASM, see Managing External Resources.

You can use the external resource Linked Items to do the following:

  • Link the external resource to an existing ASM CMDB Item

  • Create a new linked CMDB item

  • Review the item – depending on your CMDB permissions, this option can open the resource in view mode, rather than edit mode

  • Manage the columns on display

For more information, see Federated CMDB Toolbar Buttons.

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