Endpoint Availability Monitoring in Azure

Azure has just enabled a preview feature to monitoring your service availability. This functionality is enabled for Hosted Services, Virtual Machines, Reserved Websites and Mobile Services. Currently you can configure two endpoints to be monitored from up to three global locations. You can configure endpoints from the dashboard or the configuration page

Once you go to Configure Endpoint Monitoring page from the Dashboard enter in your service endpoint URLs and choose some locations (8 worldwide locations are currently supported):

It takes about 15 - 20 mins for availability and performance data to start flowing:

You can also see the last five HTTP responses coming back from the configured endpoints.


Comments (4)
  1. Arv says:

    This is really cool.I have some questions:

    How can i programaticaly set that? I mean can i set that in cscfg or the cspckg? If it is not possible, is there any planning to enable that in future? also is there a way to read the health data from table or blob directly?


  2. ManishG says:

    @Arv: Thanks for your feedback. Currently these need to be manually configured/consumed via the Azure portal. We will continue to improve this functionality in the future.

  3. Manpreet says:

    Any idea, if this feature is enabled for cloud services?

  4. ManishG says:

    @Manpreet. Check out Application Insights for a far deeper Availability experience.

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