Step 1: Configure Azure Database for PostgreSQL Instance

In order to set up pganalyze monitoring for Azure Database for PostgreSQL you'll need to first follow these steps to enable the pg_stat_statements extension for collecting query statistics.

This guide assumes you have an already running Azure Database for PostgreSQL server you want to monitor.

Enabling pg_stat_statements

In your Azure Portal, find your DB instance, and open the Server Parameters page. Filter parameters by azure.extensions, and enable PG_STAT_STATEMENTS, making sure to save settings.

You can also review pg_stat_statements configuration parameters with the Server Parameters page. See Configure PostgreSQL section of Enabling pg_stat_statements for some change recommendations of the pg_stat_statements settings.

Note that this will reboot your database, if you haven't enabled pg_stat_statements before.

Verify that pg_stat_statements is enabled

Connect to your database as a user with azure_pg_admin privileges (usually the credentials you created the database with), e.g. using psql.

Run the following SQL commands to enable the extension, and make sure it was installed correctly:

SELECT * FROM pg_stat_statements LIMIT 1;

This should return one row of query statistics information - if it gives an error you might not have restarted your database or changed the configuration correctly.

Continue by creating the monitoring user:

Proceed to Step 2: Create Monitoring User

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