Retrieving Resource Metrics and Creating Alert Rules via Azure PowerShell

UPDATE: This post has been updated to use the new Azure Resource Manager (ARM) cmdlets released in March 2016. Azure Insights is intended to provide a coherent monitoring and alerting framework for all Azure resources. Michael Collier wrote a post describing how to retrieve Azure Insights metric data using the Azure Resource Manager Insights REST…

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Retrieving Resource Metrics via the Azure Insights API

There are many options for configuring monitoring and alerting for Azure resources. The Azure portal will show some default metrics. It is also possible to enable more advanced or custom diagnostic settings. The links below provide additional details on enabling diagnostics and monitoring for two popular Azure compute resources, Azure Web Apps and Azure Virtual Machines. Visual…


Monitoring and Alerting in Azure

The following features are provided to monitor Azure resources: Azure Status – portal showing status of all Azure services Service Health – information on health of Azure services Resource Health – information on health of Azure resources Audit Logs – outcome of management operations Metric Alerts – metric alerts created for Azure resources Azure Insights…

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Azure Diagnostics for Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Diagnostics has been provided for Azure Cloud Services since they went GA in 2010. This feature uses an agent deployed to each role instance to capture and persist diagnostic and telemetry data. Azure Diagnostics uses a configuration file to specify the information to be captured and the frequency with which the information is persisted…

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