How to effectively monitor and manage multiple customers in CloudMonix

If you are a Service Provider IT organization that maintains and monitors systems for multiple customers, many considerations should be accounted for, in addition to actual monitoring, such as:

User & Permission management
Customer reporting
Data affinity and isolation
Centralized configuration management
White-labeling
Volume discounts

CloudMonix has a number of features that address issues mentioned above […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Cloud Monitoring, IT Management|0 Comments

How to monitor and restart crashed Windows Services?

Windows Services are critical components of many IaaS systems running in Azure cloud or on-premise. Processes like SQL Server or IIS run as Windows Services. Moreover, organizations often rely on custom-developed Windows Services to perform important background tasks.

In this article, we’ll show you how to monitor and automatically restart crashed Windows Services using CloudMonix. If […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Root Cause Analysis with CloudMonix’s Historical Dashboard

To discover what caused production issues or to understand why a particular alert was raised, you need to conduct a Root Cause Analysis (RCA). An effective RCA session allows you to fix problems quickly and ensure that systems operate smoothly. However, in today’s complex cloud environments you might have to investigate many connected components before […]

Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets – The Basics

In this post, we are going to discuss Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS).

We will learn:

What VM scale sets are
How are VM scale sets configured
When to use VM scale sets

Scale sets provide an ability to deploy and manage multiple identical VMs. Scaling in and out allows Azure administrators to increase or decrease […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Azure How To, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Support for monitoring and automation of Azure VM Scale Sets and Service Fabric

In April of 2016, Microsoft released Azure VM Scale Sets (VMSS).  Referred by many, as the successor to Azure Cloud Services, VMSS service provides management of multiple ubiquitous load-balanced Virtual Machines as a single logical unit.  This is especially useful for compute workloads, such as worker pools or web farms comprised of multiple servers doing […]

Auto-scaling Azure Cloud Services and WebApps based on queue lengths

If you’re running applications in the cloud, you have the ability to use and pay only for resources that are needed to process the current workload.

In many cases, to optimize the usage of compute resources such as Azure Cloud Services (worker roles), Azure WebApps running WebJobs, or Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS), it is […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Azure How To, Cloud Automation, General|0 Comments

Delegate DNS domain from AWS to Azure

In this post, we will see how you can delegate your DNS domain from AWS to Azure.

First let’s discuss few basic things about the AWS and Azure services that will allow us to do this.

Amazon Route 53 is the AWS service that allows three functions to be performed:

Domain names registration – allows the user […]

By |March 14th, 2017|AWS, Azure How To, General|0 Comments

Monitor Azure Storage with CloudMonix

In this post, we will see how you can monitor Azure Storage using CloudMonix.

We will cover the basics of Azure storage focusing on Blob storage and we will see how you can monitor the Blob storage using CloudMonix.

Azure Storage provides scalable, durable and highly available storage that allows to store from just few files required […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Azure How To, Cloud Monitoring, General, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Monitoring and alerting for Azure BILLING comes to CloudMonix!

By far the most requested feature, ever since the early 2010 (when we were just starting out with AzureWatch), has been the ability to monitor and alert on Azure consumption.

Until somewhat recently, this was near-impossible to do, as the Azure Billing API’s simply did not exist.  Many companies had to work with manually exported and poorly […]

By |February 12th, 2017|General|0 Comments

CloudMonix vs native Azure Monitoring

CloudMonix monitors a wide range of data, offering a comprehensive overview of both Azure and standalone resources. Much of the information tracked by CloudMonix is not available in Azure Portal. A comprehensive list of differences by each resource is outlined later in this article.

In addition to monitoring, CloudMonix offers a number of unique automation features […]