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

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

CloudMonix New Features: Auto-scaling of SQL Azure and SQL Data Warehouse

Over the weekend of October 28th, CloudMonix team released a number of important features for monitoring and automating of SQL Azure and SQL Data Warehouse databases. In addition, a few new integrations have been enabled.

– Azure SQL Databases are one of the most popular ways to store relational data in the Microsoft Azure […]

Monitoring support for Azure Backup Vaults (Recovery Services)

Azure Backup is an important component of Azure ecosystem that helps organizations perform secure cloud backups of their on-premise and Azure-based virtual machines. In fact, many organizations begin their usage of Azure specifically for its backup capability, often because Azure cloud backup solves an important need and is very simple to get started with.

Recently, […]

How to monitor free disk space on Azure VMs

Monitoring disk usage is one of the most basic and critical tasks that Azure administrators should always be doing.  Filled to capacity disks cause major outages.

This article will show how CloudMonix will notify users when their Windows servers run out of disk space.  We will also discuss simple ways to automatically cleanup disks when space runs out.

New […]

How to keep Azure Cloud Roles stable with CloudMonix

In this article, we’ll discuss a few very simple approaches to keep your Azure Cloud Roles stable proactively and reactively.  CloudMonix is a tool that helps with these approaches. Since, unstable instances often need to be rebooted, we’ll also discuss methods to ensure that reboots do not cause issues or outages.

Breakdown

Proactive stability – rebooting instances on a daily basis
Reactive […]

How to automate scaling/resizing of Azure VMs

Auto-scaling/resizing for Azure Virtual Machines without PowerShell
If you are interested in shutting down Azure VMs on a schedule, learn more here.  If shutting down a VM during non-busy hours is impractical, consider scaling it down in power.

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to Scale/Resize (up or down) cloud-based Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines on […]

By |January 26th, 2016|Azure How To, Cloud Automation, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments