How to add Azure virtual machines to inventory

Azure Inventory feature allows you to find out what software is installed on the virtual machines.   You can collect and view inventory for software, files, Linux daemons, Windows services, and Windows Registry keys on your computers.

Here are all the virtual machines that are part of the inventory list.

I choose the first option ‘ Enable on all available machines’ but you can choose the second option as well ‘Enable on all available and future machines’.

You can keep track of any changes through this page.

Azure Automation State Configuration is an Azure configuration management service that allows you to write, manage, and compile PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) configurations for nodes in any cloud or on-premises datacenter.

Here is the list for machines that can be managed by Azure Automation State Configuration:

  • Azure virtual machines
  • Azure virtual machines (classic)
  • Physical/virtual Windows machines on-premises, or in a cloud other than Azure (including AWS EC2 instances)
  • Physical/virtual Linux machines on-premises, in Azure, or in a cloud other than Azure

For nodes running Windows, the following versions are supported:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7

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