1. Large Scale Log Analytics with Azure Kusto Clusters


    To set up large-scale log analytics with Azure Kusto Clusters, you'll be using the Azure Data Explorer service, where Kusto is the query language. The primary resource for this setup is the Kusto Cluster (provided by Azure as Azure Data Explorer Cluster), with additional components that may include databases and data ingestion (optional).

    In this Pulumi program, we will declare an Azure Data Explorer cluster using the azure-native.kusto.Cluster class. We’ll specify a few basic configurations like the location of the cluster, the SKU (to determine the pricing tier and compute power), and any other necessary configurations as required for our use-case.

    Here's a step-by-step guide on how the program works:

    1. We start by importing the necessary Pulumi modules for Azure resources.
    2. Next, we create an Azure Resource Group to organize all the resources we will create. Resource groups in Azure act as logical containers into which Azure resources like web apps, databases, and storage accounts are deployed and managed.
    3. We then declare a Kusto Cluster and provide it with the necessary arguments. The cluster is the core compute resource for Azure Data Explorer, where your data is stored and queries are executed.
    4. Optionally, we can also create a Kusto Database within the cluster, which acts as a logical container for data and is the unit you query against with Kusto Query Language (KQL).

    After creating the infrastructure, you can ingest data into the Azure Data Explorer and run queries to analyze your logs at scale.

    Let's see how this works in a Pulumi Python program.

    import pulumi import pulumi_azure_native as azure_native # Create an Azure Resource Group to contain our resources. resource_group = azure_native.resources.ResourceGroup("logAnalyticsResourceGroup") # Define the SKU (pricing and scale tier) for the Kusto Cluster. # The SKU name and tier should align with your scale and performance requirements. sku = azure_native.kusto.SkuArgs( name="Standard_D13_v2", tier="Standard" ) # Create a Kusto Cluster (Azure Data Explorer Cluster). kusto_cluster = azure_native.kusto.Cluster("logAnalyticsCluster", resource_group_name=resource_group.name, sku=sku, location=resource_group.location, # Additional optional configurations can be set here. ) # Optionally create a Kusto Database within the cluster. # This represents a specific database within the cluster you can query against. kusto_database = azure_native.kusto.Database("logAnalyticsDatabase", resource_group_name=resource_group.name, cluster_name=kusto_cluster.name, # Additional optional configurations can be set here. ) # Export the primary endpoint of the Kusto Cluster to access KQL queries. pulumi.export("kustoClusterUri", kusto_cluster.uri) # Export the name of the Kusto Database. pulumi.export("kustoDatabaseName", kusto_database.name)

    In this program, we have set up the core infrastructure for log analytics on Azure. You would typically need to set up data ingestion pipelines, data connections, and other components as needed for a full-fledged log analytics solution.

    The SkuArgs class defines the SKU for the cluster, which in this example is the Standard_D13_v2 pricing tier. This tier can be determined based on the performance requirements you have for your log analytics workload.

    By exporting the uri of the Kusto Cluster and the name of the Kusto Database, you can access these resources for operations such as data ingestion and running KQL queries.

    Remember, this is just the infrastructure setup. For a complete log analytics solution, you would need to ingest data (logs) into the Azure Data Explorer and write Kusto queries to analyze this data. The actual data ingestion, management, and querying are separate topics and would typically involve additional steps and Azure services/components.