How to monitor Azure Virtual Network Gateways using CloudMonix

Azure Virtual Network Gateways (AVN) is Microsoft’s cloud-based private network service that allows external networks for connecting securely and privately to cloud resources running on Microsoft Azure platform.

CloudMonix hooks into Azure Management API to provide insight into the state and performance of Azure Virtual Network Gateways. Users can track and alert on connectivity, bandwidth (ingress/egress […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

How to monitor disk space for Azure VMs using CloudMonix

Running out of free disk space can cause serious production issues, but it is a problem that can be easily avoided. Using CloudMonix, users can get low disk alerts for Azure VMs (both Windows and Linux), as well as for Azure VM Scale Sets.

After completing the Setup Wizard and adding the necessary VMs to be […]

How to auto-scale Azure VM Scale Sets using CloudMonix

Azure VM Scale Sets is a service that provides a set of load-balanced VMs in the Azure cloud. All VMs in a set are created using a single configuration definition and are treated as a single logical unit. Additionally, VM Scale Sets is a technology underlying Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric and Azure Batch.

CloudMonix provides […]

How to effectively manage multiple environments in CloudMonix

 

IT Organizations that need to maintain and monitor multiple environments (i.e. Production, Dev, QA, Staging, etc.) for systems that they develop, can use CloudMonix’s Accounts feature to effectively organize and separate their environments.

By creating multiple Accounts within a single CloudMonix Subscription, users can get the following benefits:

Data separation per environment
Easy User and […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, IT Management|0 Comments

Send CloudMonix data to Zabbix or Nagios XI

Zabbix and Nagios XI are popular enterprise-level solutions for monitoring large numbers of applications, servers, VMs, and network devices in real-time. However, at this time, they lack native Azure monitoring capabilities.

If your organization is using one of these tools, you can configure CloudMonix to send raw metrics data to them. Azure metrics collected by CloudMonix […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, IT Management|0 Comments

Import data collected by CloudMonix into your own SQL database

Relational databases such as SQL Server or SQL Azure, come with a number of powerful analysis tools that allow creating visualizations and complex reports often without a need for programming.

CloudMonix provides a convenient integration for organizations that need to develop custom reports or visualizations of the data it captures. Raw metric data can be […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, IT Management|0 Comments

Receive and manage CloudMonix notifications in Autotask

Autotask is a popular IT Management Platform that provides visibility and central control to daily operations. It comes with built-in best practices aligned with ITIL guidelines. Autotask is a powerful and very flexible tool,  it can be customized to fit even the most complex processes in large organizations.

API integration to AutoTask allows CloudMonix to automatically […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, IT Management|0 Comments

Receive and manage CloudMonix notifications in ManageEngine

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus is a popular IT management software that provides great visibility and central control over issues to ensure no downtime operations. It offers efficient workflows following ITSM best practices, extensive reporting, and smart automation features.

CloudMonix provides a convenient integration for organizations using on-premise or cloud versions of ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, that creates or […]

How to monitor any URL using CloudMonix

Regular pings are the simplest way to ensure that a website is up. But in many situations pinging the URL is not enough to find out if the application is operating properly.

It is also a good idea to track response times to detect any slowdowns. If a website is using SSL certificates then it’s […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

How to automatically pause and resume Azure SQL Data Warehouse to optimize costs

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a cloud-based data warehouse-as-a-service available on the Azure platform. The massively parallel processing architecture allows distributing query computations over a large number of nodes, which ensures results are obtained very efficiently even for large volumes of data.

 

However, SQL Data Warehouse can be an expensive resource. The exact price depends […]