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Monitoring and Troubleshooting Windows Azure on the Cheap (Part 26 of 31) by Blain Barton

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 ….


Read the story!!! Part 26 of 31 – Monitoring and Troubleshooting Windows Azure on the Cheap (31 Days of IaaS)


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Dan Stolts (The "ITProGuru") is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, Founder of North East Leaders and serves on many IT Community group boards. He is in the process of writing his first book on building technology communities. He is a believer in social networking and can be reached on twitter @ITProGuru. He has participated in many non-technology community groups such as: Rotary Club, Lions Club, local Chambers of Commerce and is a mentor for the local high schools. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!

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