Performance Monitoring Azure Virtual Machines with Log Analytics Part 5: Alerting

To continue in building upon the scenarios of this blog series, I will show how to create an Azure Alert for a VMs that have an average CPU utilization greater than 90% over a 10 minute period. And continuing to leverage Log Analytics. Specifications Summary Alert on any VM that has an average CPU utilization …

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Performance Monitoring Azure Virtual Machines with Log Analytics Part 4: Log Analytics Custom Views

As shown in the previous post Monitoring Azure Virtual Machines with Log Analytics Part 3: Dashboard, another option to display a form of dashboard is using Log Analytics Custom Views. The collection of views can be found in your log analytics workspace in the Workspace summary blade. For example, the views shown are a bunch of …

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Monitoring Azure Virtual Machines with Log Analytics Part 3: Dashboard

As shown in my previous post, the log analytics query can return a table or a chart. In this blog post, I will show how to put together various tables and charts together in a dashboard style and for others to see. I will show how to create a dashboard with Azure Portal’s dashboard capability. You can …

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Monitoring Azure Virtual Machines with Log Analytics Part 2: Querying

From my previous blog post Monitoring Virtual Machines with Azure Log Analytics Part 1, I have shown Log Analytics connecting to virtual machines to collect telemetry data. This post will show how to query and display tables and charts. In the Log Analytics workspace, click for Log Search. This is the simple query editor against …

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Monitoring Virtual Machines with Azure Log Analytics Part 1

Azure provides a rich set of capabilities for monitoring your Azure resources. Although there is a great deal of documentation and various ways of monitoring services such as Azure Metrics, Application Insights and Azure OMS Log Analytics. I will demonstrate a specific approach to a specific solution that serves to be practical and useful. Provide …

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How To Validate an Azure SQL Database Connection Using Virtual Network Rules

In my blog post Virtual Network Integration between Azure Virtual Machine and Azure SQL Database, I have shown an implementation of secure database connections from a virtual network subnet to a PaaS Azure SQL DB using service endpoints and virtual network rules. I will show how to validate the connection using SQL Management Studio from …

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Virtual Network Integration between Azure Virtual Machine and Azure SQL Database

Objective: To show database connectivity from an Azure virtual machine to PaaS Azure SQL Database using SQL service endpoints in a virtual network. Background: For IaaS environments for internal facing systems, system designers may choose Azure SQL as their database of choice versus SQL Server in a virtual machine. A question or concern may come …

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My Favourite Azure DevTest Lab Features for the Developer Team Lead

Azure DevTest Lab is a wonderful service to manage virtual machines for the purposes of developing and testing in a team scenario. This gives the opportunity for a development team to set granular policies for the lab environment that would may otherwise be managed by the infrastructure or operations group. Here is a summary of …

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My Favourite Features of DevTest Labs for the Developer

DevTest Labs can be used as a contained self-service model to create, share and manage Virtual Machine environments for developers and testers. When I first started out using Azure for development I would have to piece together many Azure resources to create a “developer lab environment”. This would include a resource group, virtual machines, virtual …

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Azure Search: Pushing Content to an Index with the .NET SDK.

Blog Series Azure Search Overview Pushing Content To An Index with the .NET SDK I hold the opinion that for a robust indexing strategy, you would likely end up writing a custom batch application between your desired data sources and your defined Azure Search index. The pull method currently only supports data sources that reside …

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