The 26th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Part 26 of 31 – Monitoring and Troubleshooting Windows Azure on the Cheap (31 Days of IaaS). In this edition, Blain Barton explains how you can Monitor and Troubleshoot Windows Azure with free resources or resources included in Windows Server.
The best way to monitor and troubleshoot your Windows Azure platform in the cloud is to use the tools and portal that is provided to you as a Windows Azure subscriber.
If you have a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012, all of the standard OS monitoring tools are available, such as Resource Monitor and Performance Monitor, for remote monitoring scenarios (assuming that firewall endpoints are configured to pass the traffic).
If the virtual machine is running a web service, such as IIS, you can also deploy a custom health probe ….
You can find the landing page for the 31 day series at http://aka.ms/iaas31
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- 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud Series Index Page – links to entire series
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- Windows Azure Poster-Free Download-WOW
- TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Servers in the Sky
- Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About SQL Azure-Get Smart On SQL Azure Here
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