XIA Configuration

Azure Documentation Tool

Automated documentation software to help you keep track of your Azure tenant

Save time by using our Azure documentation tool XIA Configuration to automatically generate your Microsoft Azure documentation. Instantly report on your Azure tenant, track changes, and reduce effort otherwise spent performing these tasks manually.

XIA Configuration has a non-intrusive architecture with agentless data collection and PowerShell support.

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XIA Configuration can also be used to document Windows and Unix virtual machines hosted in Azure.

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Information documented by XIA Configuration

Find out more about the Azure configuration documented by XIA Configuration below:

Tenant

View and document Azure tenant configuration.

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  • Name
  • Tenant Identifier
  • Default Domain
  • Tenant Information
  • Privacy Information
  • Address
Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.

An Azure tenant is an instance of Azure Active Directory and corresponding resources that represents an organization.
Screenshot of Azure tenant information in the XIA Configuration web interface
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Azure Active Directory

View and document Azure Active Directory.

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Applications

  • Application Identifier
  • Display Name
  • Identifier
  • Credentials

Users

  • Display Name
  • Identifier
  • Enabled
  • User Principal Name

Groups

  • Display Name
  • Group Type
  • Email
  • Identifier
  • Direct Group Members

Roles

  • Display Name
  • Identifier
  • Enabled
  • Role Type
  • Template Identifier
  • Role Members
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based identity and access management service.
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Screenshot of Azure Active Directory domains in the XIA Configuration web interface
Automatically document Azure Active Directory

For information on documenting Active Directory On-Premises, view the Active Directory page.

Locations

View and document the locations available to the tenant.

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  • Display Name
  • Name
  • Providers
A location represents the city or area of an Azure region.
Screenshot of Azure locations in the XIA Configuration web interface
Automatically document Azure locations

Role Definitions

View and document the roles defined within the tenant.

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  • Name
  • Description
  • Identifier
  • Is Built-In
  • Assignable Scopes
  • Actions
  • Not Actions
A role definition is a collection of permissions that can be performed, such as read, write, and delete.

Resource Groups

View and document resource groups.

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  • Locations
  • Subscription
  • Locks
  • Role Assignments
A resource group is a container that holds related resources for an Azure solution.
Screenshot of Azure resource groups in the XIA Configuration web interface
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Resources

View and document resource configuration.

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  • Display Name
  • Resource Type
  • Location
A resource is an entity such as a virtual machine, virtual network, or storage account that is managed by Azure.
Screenshot of Azure resources in a document generated by XIA Configuration
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Azure Virtual Machines

View and document Azure virtual machine configuration.

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Screenshot of Azure virtual machines in the XIA Configuration web interface
Automatically document Azure virtual machines

For detailed documentation of virtual machines running on Azure, view the Windows Machine page or the Unix page.

Availability Sets

View and document availability set configuration.

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Screenshot of Azure availability set properties in the XIA Configuration web interface
Automatically document availability sets

Azure SQL

View and document Azure SQL configuration.

SQL Servers

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Screenshot of Azure SQL servers in the XIA Configuration web interface
Automatically document Azure SQL servers

For detailed documentation of SQL servers running on Azure, view the SQL page.

SQL Databases

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Screenshot of Azure SQL database general settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
View Azure SQL database general settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

SQL Elastic Pools

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Storage Accounts

View and document storage account configuration.

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General Settings

  • SKU
  • Status of Primary
  • Status of Secondary
  • Tier

Primary Endpoints

  • Blob
  • File
  • Queue
  • Table

Blob Service

  • Custom Domain
  • Encryption Enabled

Access Keys

  • Primary Access Key
  • Secondary Access Key
A storage account provides scalable, durable, and highly available cloud based storage for virtual machines and applications.
Screenshot of an Azure storage account in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of an Azure storage account in the XIA Configuration web interface

Network Interfaces

View and document network interface configuration.

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General Settings

  • Accelerated Networking Enabled
  • IP Forwarding Enabled
  • MAC Address
  • Network Security Group Name
  • Resource GUID

IP Configuration

  • Private IP Address
  • Private IP Address Version Type
  • Private IP Allocation Method
  • Public IP Address Name
  • Public IP Address

Subnet default

  • Address Prefix
  • Network Security Group Name
  • Route Table Name

DNS Settings

  • DNS Servers
  • Internal DNS Name Label
  • Internal Domain Name Suffix
  • Internal FQDN
A network interface (NIC) is the interconnection between a Virtual Machine (VM) and the underlying software network. Within Azure, a network interface is created as an independent resource allowing it to be decoupled from the virtual machine and reused if required.
Screenshot of an Azure network interface in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of an Azure network interface in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Network Security Groups

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  • Name
  • Subnets
  • Network Interfaces
  • Inbound Security Rules
  • Outbound Security Rules
  • Permissions
A network security group contains a list of access control list (ACL) entries that allow or deny network traffic to the virtual machine instances found in a virtual network.
Screenshot of an Azure network security group in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of an Azure network security group in the XIA Configuration web interface

Route Tables

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  • Name
  • Subnets
  • Permissons

Route Entries

  • Name
  • Address Prefix
  • Next Hop
An Azure route table allows custom routing table entries to be created for cloud based resources.
Screenshot of an Azure route table in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of an Azure route table in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Public IP Addresses

View and document public IP address configuration.

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  • Name
  • Idle Timeout
  • IP Address
  • IP Address Allocation Method
  • IP Address Version
  • Permissions
An Azure public IP address is an internet accessible address that can be assigned to Azure cloud hosted resources.
Screenshot of an Azure public IP address in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of an Azure public IP address in the XIA Configuration web interface

Virtual Networks

View and document virtual networks configuration.

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  • Name
  • Address Prefixes
  • DNS Servers
  • Resource GUID
  • Subnets
  • Permissions
An Azure virtual network is a representation of a network in the cloud including the IP address blocks, DNS settings, security policies, and route tables.
Screenshot of an Azure virtual network in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of an Azure virtual network in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Web Apps

View and document web app configuration.

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General Settings

  • Host Names
  • Outbound IP Addresses

Authentication

  • Is Enabled

Publishing Settings

  • FTP Destination App URL
  • FTP Passive Mode
  • FTP Publish URL
  • FTP User Name
An Azure web app provides the platform for hosting websites and web applications.
Screenshot of an Azure web app in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of an Azure web app in the XIA Configuration web interface

App Service Plan

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  • Maximum Number of Workers
  • Number Of Sites
  • SKU Name
  • SKU Tier
An Azure app service plan provides information about the service plan that supports an Azure web application.
Screenshot of an Azure app service plan in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of an Azure app service plan in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Relationship Map

XIA Configuration generates a relationship map showing the virtual machines hosted on the Azure tenant:

Screenshot of an Azure relationship map in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of an Azure relationship map in the XIA Configuration web interface

Reporting

In addition to generating Azure documentation, you can run reports on your Azure environments.

For example, view a summary of your Azure resource types.

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Screenshot of the Azure virtual machines summary report output in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of the Azure virtual machines summary report output in the XIA Configuration web interface

Track Changes and Compare Azure Tenants

Compare Azure tenants to see differences or compare two versions of the same Azure tenant to see changes.

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Screenshot showing the comparison of the latest version of an Azure tenant with the previous version
Screenshot showing the comparison of the latest version of an Azure tenant with the previous version

Mobile Support

Access your Azure configuration on your mobile device.

Azure configuration on a mobile device

For more information about documenting Azure, please view the administrator's guide.

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