Testing Windows Azure Web Apps with Synthetic Transactions in SCOM 2007 R2

Synthetic transactions with SCOM are one way you can automate a set of web requests to test various aspects of your Windows Azure web applications. The SCOM 2007 R2 Operations User Guide defines synthetic transactions in the following manner (I mashed up the text below a bit to read better): “In Operations Manager 2007, synthetic…

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Grooming Collected Diagnostics Data from Windows Azure Storage in SCOM 2007 R2

Recently, I had a colleague ask me how to groom diagnostic data collected in Windows Azure storage from Windows Azure applications. Since he is using SCOM, there is a ready answer for configuring regular grooming of Windows Azure diagnostic data, thus saving on storage consumption costs and preventing massive quantities of data from accumulating over…

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