Part 1 – Hardware and Software Setup || Part 2 – Azure Setup || Part 3 – Dashboarding and Workbooks || Part 4 – Alerting || Part 5 – Tips and Tricks
In Part 2, we are going to hookup the hot tub / pool sensors into Azure using Azure Monitor and Log Analytics
Create a Log Analytics Workspace in Azure.
If you don’t already have a MSDN account you can create a free trial account with a $200 credit at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free
Once you have an Azure account go to http://portal.azure.com and click Create a resource
Search for “Log Analytics Workspace“
Under Create Log Analytics workspace. Type in the following
Resource group: HotTub-RG
Under Pricing tier leave the default Pay-as-you-go (Per GB 2018)
Click Review + Create and then click Create.
Once Deployment is Complete. Select Go to resource
In the Log Analytics workspace we need the Workspace ID and Primary Key. Click Agents management. Copy this information to notepad for use later.
Log into your Raspberry PI device with Powershell and SSh.
Go to home directory
Type in this command to install the git repository
git clone https://github.com/timmcfadden/HotTubMonitoring
change directory to HotTubMonitoring
open up HotTubAzureMonitor.py in nano
sudo nano HotTubAzureMonitor.py
Copy and paste your Workspace ID from Azure to the customer_id. Copy and paste your Primary key to shared_key
Control-x to Exit
Y to Save modified buffer and click enter
Now lets test the python code. Type in:
If everything is setup correctly you should see the values from the sensors and Accepted
It can take 5-10 minutes for the data to initially show up in Log Analytics.
Go back to Azure and your Log Analytics workspace an verify the data is making it to Azure.
Click on Logs, Expand Custom Logs, and Double click on HotTub_CL and click Run
As you can see we have the data flowing in to Log Analytics.
Now lets setup our Raspberry Pi to run the Python code at startup and run it as a background task so it runs all the time.
Control + C to exit out of the running python code.
sudo nano /etc/rc.local
Add the following text to the beginning of the rc.local file.
python3 /home/pi/HotTubMonitoring/HotTubAzureMonitor.py &
It should look like this.
Exit out Control + x and Y and Enter to save
Now Reboot the Raspberry Pi
After it reboots log back into the Raspberry Pi
Now type in
You should see the process in the list that looks like this. This process will run in a loop collecting data. If it ever stops for whatever reason you can simply reboot the device (even just pull the power) and it will start back up at startup.
exit out of the raspberry pi by typing
Now lets setup some Dashboards in Azure so we can see the data anytime.
Monitoring a Hot Tub or Pool with Azure Monitor and Azure Log Analytics Part 3 – Dashboarding with Azure Monitor workbooks
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