Azure Event Hub is a highly scalable event processing service capable of processing millions of events per second in real-time.

This step-by-step guide explains how to setup and monitor Azure Event Hub using CloudMonix.

In this article

1. Monitoring setup

2. Collect, understand and use your data

    2.1 Metrics

    2.2 Alerts

    2.3 Actions

3. Setup verification and troubleshooting

Did you know?

CloudMonix extends native Azure Event Hub monitoring with advanced metrics and features. Noteworthy:

  • CloudMonix receives data from the Azure Management API and Azure Monitor API
  • CloudMonix supports both Classic and ARM API. Default metrics and features may vary depending on the API selected. The below default metrics and features are provided for the ARM API
  • pre-configured metrics: archived messages, Egress, failed requests, incoming messages, incoming requests, Ingress, internal server errors, total failed requests, outgoing messages, recommended actions, server busy errors, event hub size, resource status, successful requests
  • alerts on failed requests and resource outages


a. Run the Setup Wizard in the portal (preferred way):

CloudMonix setup wizard

This article explains how to add resources to CloudMonix via the Setup Wizard.

b. Tweak settings in the Definition tab (optional):

Definition tab for an existing resource can be accessed by clicking the resource's monitoring settings in the performance dashboard:

Resource monitoring settings

Definition tab provides optional settings for the resource name, Service Bus shared key, Azure API, Azure resource management token, Azure resource group, namespace, Event Hub, scale-down cooling period, scale-up cooling period,  configuration template and categories:

CloudMonix requires Shared Access Key with Manage claims on the Azure Event Hub namespace level to connect to and monitor Event Hub consumer groups. For statistical metrics connection thru ARM authorization is required.

Definition settings

Best Practices

Configuration Template setting provides pre-defined configuration templates available in CloudMonix by default as well as previously stored custom templates. See predefined templates for Azure Event Hub for reference.

c. Manual setup (optional instead of the Setup Wizard route):

Click the Add New button in the top right corner of your dashboard:

Add new resource

Fill in required information in the Definition tab as described in the previous step.

d. Advanced configuration:

Advanced configuration

Advanced configuration tab provides additional monitoring settings, which are already set as default for most use-cases.

Collect, understand and use your data

Specific Metrics, Templates, Alerts and Automation Actions for Azure Event Hub:

Azure Event Hub Settings

a. Metrics:

Diagnostic data points retrieved from the monitored resource are referred to as metrics . CloudMonix provides default templates for the metrics recommended for common configurations. Metrics can be further added, removed or customized in the Metrics tab of the Azure Event Hub resource configuration dialog:

To configure monitoring of messages flow thru the Azure Event Hub see this  article.

CloudMonix Azure Event Hub monitoring metrics

b. Alerts:

CloudMonix features a sophisticated alert engine that allows alerts to be published for very particular conditions pre-defined by a template configuration or custom based on any of the available metrics. Alerts can be further added, removed or customized in the Alerts tab of the Azure Event Hub resource configuration dialog:

CloudMonix alerts for Azure Event Hub

c. Actions:

Actions are automation features that can be configured to fire based on specific conditions or schedule. Actions can be added and configured in the Actions tab of the Azure Event Hub resource configuration dialog:

Automation allows executing actions on specified conditions. While Azure Event Hub resource itself doesn't support any actions on its own, CloudMonix provides the possibility to execute calls to custom API endpoints as well as execute Azure Functions, Runbooks and WebJobs on other resources.

CloudMonix Azure Event Hub actions

Setup verification and troubleshooting

a. Setup verification:

Successful resource setup can be verified by clicking Test button in the resource configuration dialog and visiting the Test Results tab:

Monitoring setup test results

b. Troubleshooting monitoring issues:

CloudMonix provides deep insights into resource monitoring issues via the Status Dashboard screen. The screen allows to overview resources that have raised alerts and troubleshoot them by diving into the monitoring logs.

Status dashboard

Read the full article on how to use Status Dashboard to diagnose resource monitoring issues.