Walkthrough to Configure System Center Management Pack for Windows Azure Fabric Preview for SCOM 2012 SP1 (with a MetricsHub Bonus)

The wait is finally over. This is a huge update to the Azure Management Pack over the one that was released a couple of years ago, which not only monitors Azure applications but storage and virtual machines as well.  You can download the new management pack from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38414. Remember that the management pack is currently…

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Resolving Windows Azure Diagnostics Connection String Issues with SCOM 2007 R2

In earlier versions of the Windows Azure SDK, the default Windows Azure Diagnostics string provided by the Visual Studio template in the service configuration file was named DiagnosticsConnectionString. Later Windows Azure SDKs have changed this name to Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.Diagnostics.ConnectionString. By default, however, the SCOM 2007 R2 Windows Azure Management Pack continues to reference the DiagnosticsConnectionString setting…

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