Azure Monitor

Azure – You can now test your Azure Monitor Action Group (preview)

Monitoring your workloads is an important task to ensure they are running smoothly and accordingly to your expectations. If you have workloads running on Azure, you may already know that the monitoring and alerting capability is delivered through Azure Monitor. When using Azure Monitor to monitor your workloads, you have to define the rule (scope …

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Azure – You can now enable Azure Virtual Machine Insights with Azure Monitor (preview)

If you are running virtual machines in Azure, you are probably already aware that you can have insights about the performance of your virtual machines (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2019/07/19/azure-virtual-machines-insights-in-preview/). Well, good new as now you also have the same by using Azure Monitor. One of the advantage of it is you don’t need to have multiple virtual …

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Azure – Get ready for depreciation of the legacy Log Analytics agent (preview)

If you work with Azure – either in a full cloud environment or in hybrid configuration – you probable already know the Log Analytics agent used to send to an Azure Log Analytics workspace telemetry about your virtual machines. The Log Analytics agent is being replaced by Azure Monitor agent which provide more insights about …

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Azure – The new Azure Monitor for virtual machine is now GA

By now, you should already know that Azure comes with a lot of monitoring capabilities, including for virtual machines. For the past few months, a new Azure Monitor for virtual machines has been in preview. This new Azure Monitor provides better performance trends and dependencies views to assist in providing better troubleshooting capabilities and resource …

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Azure – You can now deploy Azure Monitor Application Insights Agent on Azure Virtual machine and Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets

You may already know Azure Monitor Application Insights, which is an application performance management service for web developers, helping you gain insights about your application performance and reliability. Well, good news, you can now deploy Azure Monitor Application Insights as an agent (aka extension) on Azure Virtual Machines or Azure Virtual Machines Scale Sets when …

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Azure – You can now use Azure Monitor to help troubleshooting network issues

As you may have already experienced, troubleshooting network connectivity issues (either with Azure VNets or in hybrid configuration with VPN/Express Route back to on-premises) can be quite challenging. While Microsoft has been providing network troubleshooting capabilities (with Network Watcher), it is still a time consuming and difficult. Well, good news, you can now use Azure …

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Azure – Classic alerts and APIs for Azure Monitor being retired

On June 30th, 2019, the classic alerts and related APIs for Azure Monitor will be retired. If you are using this Azure classic capability, you will need to migrate it. Luckily, a migration tool has been provided by Microsoft to let you do the migration – or if you are confident and don’t want to …

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Azure – Dynamic Thresholds is now in preview for Azure Monitor

Dynamic Thresholds is now available in public preview, providing a significant enhancement to Azure Monitor Metric Alerts. With Dynamic Thresholds you no longer need to manually identify and set thresholds for alerts. The alert rule leverages advanced machine learning (ML) capabilities to learn metrics’ historical behavior, while identifying patterns and anomalies that indicate possible service …

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