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

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

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, […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Top SQL Server MVP’s to follow on Twitter

Microsoft MVP’s are exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. The awarded are people who “actively share their … technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft”.
To recognize MVP’s that are awarded for their untiring passion to help people around […]

By |March 21st, 2016|General, IT Management|5 Comments

Azure Resource Manager API in CloudMonix

At CloudMonix, we typically release new features very frequently, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.  The slowdown in the recent few months marks an exception, as the team has been working on exceptionally involved and architecturally significant features: enterprise single-sign-on (SSO) and support for Azure Resource Manager (ARM) API.

By February 1st, 2016 these and other corresponding features […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|General, IT Management|0 Comments

The Ultimate list of Top SQL Monitoring Tools

SQL Monitoring tools help monitor, optimize and automate day to day database administration and management operations.  They provide database administrators, designers and engineers with knowledge and power to optimize their database systems for optimal business performance in diverse, complex production environments.

Whether your needs are for on premises, cloud or hybrid database infrastructures,  SQL Monitoring Tools can […]

By |November 12th, 2015|Cloud Monitoring, Cloud Platforms, IT Management|20 Comments