A set of tools to bridge Dev & Ops together in Azure.
This software is provided as-is with no warranty of any kind. The extension has been tested on the Hosted 2017 agent and on a self-hosted Windows agent.
Azure Tools in a nutshell
The purpose of this extension is to bring some Azure Functionalities into VSTS.
Setup prerequisite and considerations
In order to use this extension, you must have an ARM Service Endpoint configured in VSTS and make sure this endpoint is allowed to contribute to the different resources targeted by the task. Granting subscription contributor is more than enough but you may alternatively grant more granular permissions through RBAC.
Tasks included in the extension
Call an Automation Runbook
This task allows you to integrate with Azure Automation. You might for instance use this task to notify about the release completion of a given application. Azure Automation runbooks are often used by infrastructure and operations to manage both on-premises and Cloud-based assets, while VSTS is typically used by application teams. This task helps bridging Dev and Ops together. The following screenshots illustrate its configuration:
where you specify the target runbook to be called, whether or not the task should create a one-time webhook for the choosen runbook. The webhook payload has to be provided in JSON format. This task will of course only work with runbooks that have been designed to be webhook friendly.
Write to Log Analytics
Log Analytics becoming more and more prominent in Azure, monitoring teams start to rely on it for many different monitoring scenario. In this context, this task helps bridging Dev & Ops together by integrating with Log Analytics in order to notify monitoring teams about release-related events.
The following screenshots illustrate its configuration: