How to monitor and alert potential Disk and VM Level IO Throttling on Linux VMs using ARM

Introduction This blog post will present a step-by-step guide to enable disk performance monitoring on Linux VMs running on Azure using the Linux Diagnostics Extension 3.0 (LAD3). This article is a continuation of a previous post regarding the monitoring of potential Disk and VM level throttling on Windows VM. For a full introduction on what…


Unable to connect to multinic Linux VM

When creating an Azure VM with multiple NICs and subnets, the guest’s default gateway is not automatically set. This may cause loss of SSH connectivity as the default gateway is not assigned to the NIC that is listening for incoming traffic. Troubleshooting To access the VM, create a second VM in the same cloud service. Connect…


Understanding the temporary drive on Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Special thanks to our WATS Linux experts- Joao Madureira, Vittorio Franco Libertucci and Patrick Catuncan for reviewing this post.   When you create a VM in Windows Azure you are provided with a temporary storage automatically. This temporary storage is “D:” on a Windows VM and it is “/dev/sdb1” on a Linux VM.   This…

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[Preview Feature] VM Depot Preview and Support

————————————————————————————————————————- This post is About Virtual Machine Preview Feature (Should be only used for Testing and Development) which is currently Supported by Microsoft Forums. (As of 01/23/2013) § What does Preview Feature means? Windows Azure Preview Status: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/preview-status/ § Support for Preview Features : http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/preview-support/ ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————–   Recent Changes on the Windows Azure Management Portal…