Tag Archives: Monitoring

Keeping your Azure VMs up-to-date with the update management solution

Based on the Azure services Log Analytics and Azure Automation you can use three new capabilities in the Azure portal for your Azure VMs: inventory, change tracking, and update management. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/update-management-inventory-and-change-tracking-are-available-in-azure-automation/ In this blog article I will talk about the update management solution. If you Read more [...]

Monitoring Azure B-series VM banked credits

In mid-September Microsoft announced the new B-series VM size. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-b-series-our-new-burstable-vm-size/ Have a look at the following description to understand how the B-series VMs are working. The B-series burstable VMs are ideal for workloads that do not need the full performance of the CPU continuously, like web servers, small databases and Read more [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Day 2 and 3 recap – Azure announcements

During the last two days at Ignite in Orlando, Microsoft announced more new Azure capabilities. Have a look at the following selections of the official Azure blog announcements to get started with the new things in Azure. Payment Processing Blueprint for PCI DSS-compliant environments -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/payment-processing-blueprint-for-pci-dss-compliant-environments/ Azure Read more [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Day 1 recap – Azure announcements

Today Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando kicked off. Microsoft announced a ton of new Azure capabilities. Have a look at the following selections of the official Azure blog announcements to get started with the new things in Azure. I know the selection is big, but it is worth it to take a look at it. New Azure advancements remove cloud barriers for enterprises at Ignite 2017 -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-azure-advancements-remove-cloud-barriers-for-enterprises-at-ignite-2017/ Automation Read more [...]

Monitoring HDInsight Spark cluster on Azure with OMS

Today I would like to share the information with you on how to monitor an HDInsight Spark cluster on Azure with OMS. For this I just created an HDInsight Spark cluster with default settings and no further customization in my Azure subscription. After the successful creation, I looked into the solution gallery of my OMS workspace and had to recognize that only HDInsight HBase Monitoring (Preview) Read more [...]

Get notified with OMS on Azure service incidents

One of my colleagues has posted already a blog article about using OMS for Azure service incidents notification. -> https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/nicole_welch/2017/03/using-oms-to-alert-on-azure-service-outages/ So read this blog post first, before you continuing with mine. Because I am describing how to fine-tune the notifications. In the blog post of my colleague, she only creates Read more [...]

Azure storage performance health check script

When you are working with Azure IaaS services especially with Azure VMs, it comes down to one critical component you have to look very accurately during the design phase and that is Azure storage. It does not matter whether you going to use standard storage accounts or premium storage accounts. Why I am telling you this? Because it is easy to overload a storage account and you will epxerience a Read more [...]

Moving your OMS / Azure Log Analytics workspace to a different resource group

It has taken some time, but since several weeks OMS / Azure Log Analytics is integrated into Azure Resource Manager and with this comes the capability to move your workspace between different resource groups. Open the Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and go to your OMS workspace. Just click on the pen behind the resource group name and a new blade opens. Choose the new resource group and enter Read more [...]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 on Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview

Inspired by the blog post of my MVP buddy Ben Gelens on how to CentOS to Azure Stack and the partnership of Microsoft with Red Hat, I decided to write this blog post about RHEL 7.2 on Azure Stack. -> https://azurestack.eu/2016/02/adding-centos-7-to-azure-stack-tp1/ -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/campaigns/redhat/ -> https://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/microsoft-and-red-hat-deliver-new-standard-enterprise-cloud-experiences First Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview – Integrate the Microsoft Monitoring Agent Extension

A lot of familiar extension are included in the Azure Stack TP like BGInfo, PowerShell DSC, Docker and so on. Looking for the Microsoft Monitoring Agent extension you will find out that this extension is missing. So how do you integrate the extension into Azure Stack? The process is very easy, but first we need to provision a VM in Azure with the MMA extension to get the installation package. Have Read more [...]