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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

CloudMonix is now a part of Azure Marketplace!

CloudMonix makes its debut in the Azure Marketplace!

Effective immediately, Azure customers can sign up and purchase CloudMonix monitoring and automation platform thru the Azure Marketplace.  Subscribing to CloudMonix thru the Marketplace gives users ability to log into CloudMonix directly thru the Azure portal.  Teams will also appreciate simplified billing experience, as payments for CloudMonix will be handled […]

Monitoring Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics is an important component of the Azure ecosystem that helps process large volumes of high velocity data.  As an example, many companies frequently use ASA to transform IOT generated data.  Until now, ensuring that Stream Analytics jobs run without errors has been a difficult task that required custom tooling.

Effective immediately, CloudMonix now supports monitoring of Azure Stream […]

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.

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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 […]