Receive CloudMonix notifications in Slack or HipChat

 

Many teams are using tools like Slack or HipChat to collaborate more effectively in real time. Often people keep their chat apps open all day, which makes them also a very convenient tool for receiving notifications that require immediate attention.

In addition to providing amazing team communication, tools like Slack and Hipchat can be integrated […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Cloud Monitoring, Drip, General, 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 […]

Latest features available in CloudMonix (Fall 2016)

Major CloudMonix features released over the summer
New monitoring/automation support for

Azure Stream Analytics
Azure Media Services
Azure (and non-Azure) Redis Cache
Azure DocumentDb
Azure File Storage
SQL Server databases
MySQL databases
Oracle databases
JSON/XML API endpoints

New integrations with 3rd parties systems

Autotask
Nagios XI
Zabbix
Zapier

Finally, users can now configure their CloudMonix monitoring setup via a […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Cloud Monitoring, General, IT Management, Microsoft Azure, New Features|0 Comments

Monitoring Azure Redis Cache

Azure Redis Cache is an important and popular component of the Azure ecosystem that helps applications cache frequently accessed data in a highly performance and scalable Azure infrastructure.  Many companies frequently use Azure Redis Cache to store website session state.

Effective immediately, CloudMonix now supports monitoring of Azure Redis Cache, alerting when outages occur, performance drops, hit rates become ineffective, […]

By |June 7th, 2016|General|0 Comments

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 […]