Block 64 and Azure Inventory
Block 64 is expanding its Discovery capabilities within the Azure Cloud. The new Azure Inventory reports are available on Combine under Cloud Reports → Azure Management, providing a consolidated view of the Azure Virtual Machines and Recommendations. The Combine Reporting for Virtual Machines offers insights to all Virtual Machines metadata, while the Advisor and Secure Scores offer recommendations on how to improve various aspects such as Cost, Performance, Security, and others.
This article will outline how to add Azure Inventory to your discovery.
How to add Azure Inventory
Currently, Azure Inventory is triggered through the Block 64 Application. After installing the application and successfully validating your email address, users can choose between a Simple or Custom deployment.
For Simple deployment, users can validate all forms of authentication using a single email:
Alternatively, in the Custom deployment's Credentials page, users can opt to use different credentials for each authentication:
To enable Azure Inventory, we require that the user grants Block 64 Read-Only permission.
Once these steps are completed, the Block 64 Application will begin collecting data from your Azure Environment.
As mentioned, the collected data on your Azure Environment can be viewed on Combine under the Cloud Reports → Azure Management section. The Combine pages for Azure Inventory will show a summarized view of the data that has been collected from your Azure Environment. Reports with more granular data can be generated on these Azure Inventory pages, allowing for more insight into their associated domains.