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Hello Everyone and Welcome to the new blog where we will learn about the Network Watcher in Azure.

Introduction to Network Watcher

The term, clearly states that the resource watches the network in terms of tools like monitor, diagnosing, viewing the metrics and enabling and disabling the logs for Infrastructure as a Service in Azure resources.

Sets of tools of Network Watcher

The major tools consists from the Watcher are:

i. Monitoring
ii. Network diagnostic tools
iii. Traffic


Monitoring consists of two types of Monitoring

  • Connection monitor
  • Topology

Connection monitor provides end-to-end monitoring between the endpoints whether it can be Virtual Machines or other resources to get the performance of the networks across the endpoints.

Topology provides the view of network understanding across multiple subscriptions and resources, groups.

Network diagnostic tools

  • NSG diagnostics
  • IP flow verify
  • Effective security rules
  • Packet capture
  • VPN troubleshoot
  • Next hop
  • Connection troubleshoot


  • Flow logs
  • Traffic analytics

Limits in Network Watcher

It has the limitation of accessing one single instance per subscription to get enabled. It means only one watcher can be present per subscription but can have multiple watcher resources per location or region.

The connection monitors per region is limited to 100.

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Vikas Vashisth

Vikas Vashisth

Vikas Vashisth is working as a Sr.DevOps Engineer at Knoldus | Part of Nashtech with having more than multiple years of experience in the field of continuous integration and delivery, infrastructure automation, and containerization enables me to build scalable, reliable, and highly available environments. I am proficient in tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Ansible, and Terraform, and have experience working with cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, and Azure.

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