Creating Unit Monitors for Windows Azure Performance Counters in SCOM 2007 R2

Monitors are powerful management pack objects in SCOM. In the Operations Manager documentation, a monitor is described in the following manner: “monitors can be used to assess various conditions that can occur in monitored objects. For example, a monitor can be used to assess the values of a performance counter, the existence of an event,…

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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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Configuring Azure Diagnostics Performance Counter Monitoring in SCOM 2007 R2

In my last post, I provided a primer on installing SCOM 2007 R2 along with the Azure Management Pack (which is still currently in Release Candidate status). In the post before that, I showed you how to setup the performance counters in your web and worker roles in Visual Studio 2010 so you could generate…

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Setting Up Performance Counters In Your Azure Web and Worker Roles

For those wondering how to setup performance counters on your web or worker roles when you deploy your Azure applications, wonder no more, as this post will help to get you started. Azure does not automatically setup performance counters for you from your Azure roles.  You must set them up yourself in the OnStart method…

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