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Time
19 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
24
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>> Hey everybody and welcome back.
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In this lecture we're going to be talking about
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Azure Monitor and how it works.
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We're going to go through a walk-through here.
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As you can see, I am right inside
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the Azure portal and I'm going to go ahead and
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navigate over to virtual machines.
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As you can see, I have it right here located
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in my lists of Azure Services.
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But if you don't see that,
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you can go over to
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this upper left-hand menu
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and scroll down on virtual machines under favorites.
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And as you can see,
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>> I have a VM running so if you've been following along,
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>> you see actually it's not running,
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>> it's actually stopped.
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>> I'll go ahead and start that.
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But I do have a VM that has been created.
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Yes. I do want to start that.
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Its going to go ahead and execute.
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If you have VM that is created,
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this is going to be perfect because
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>> you can go ahead and set up something
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>> called insights for that ingestion of those logs
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>> and metrics that we're going to see in Azure Monitor.
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>> Once that gets set up,
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as you can see,
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>> it's working its way to getting boot up.
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>> Once that's running, we're going to go
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ahead and come back and we'll continue on.
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Go ahead and stretch your legs,
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grab a cup of coffee or whatever,
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and we'll join here in a second.
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Looks like that didn't take too long,
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so we were able to reboots
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or boot back up the VM that I had going.
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We have that confirmation here
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>> in the notification pane.
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>> I'm going to go ahead and close this.
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What we want to do is open
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up the menu for our virtual machine.
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Here we are, there's my virtual machine.
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If you recall, in an earlier lesson,
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I did create this VM
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and what we want to do now is set up monitoring.
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I'm going drag over here
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>> on the left-hand pane within this menu
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>> and I'm going to open up insights.
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>> Right here we can see
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get more visibility into the health
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>> and performance of your virtual machine
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>> and that's really what Insights is going to be doing.
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>> There we're going to be able
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>> to collect data on the CPU,
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>> the host CPU, the disk,
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the up and down state of the VM out of the box
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>> and we can enable
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>> more than one capability to this base,
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>> host machine type monitoring
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>> and metrics stuff.
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>> We're going to be built
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based on the amount of data that we
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ingest and the retention so how long we store it for.
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It's going to take a few minutes
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for it to get configured for the VM
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>> and for the monitoring data
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>> to actually appear in our dashboard.
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Let's just go ahead and go through the process.
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We're here, we're going to go ahead and hit "Enable",
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and it's going to validate.
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We want to ensure that we're selecting
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the correct subscription
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>> and we're going to create a workspace.
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>> Now, I'm good with this
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>> because I don't actually have a workspace.
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>> You're going to need a workspace.
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You're going to need something called a Azure workspace
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>> and the workspace is going to house
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>> the log data that's going to be
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stored from your VMs
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and the other things you're ingesting,
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the other points of data
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that you're going to be adjusting
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and displayed within your monitor,
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your dashboard, and what have you.
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We want to enable that.
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We don't have a Log Analytics workspace currently.
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As you can see,
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>> we're going to have to go ahead and set one up.
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>> This is highlighted as new and that's fine.
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We're going to keep that as this.
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Let's go ahead and hit "Enable".
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It's going to take some time to create it.
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Let's go ahead and take a second
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>> and we'll regroup here once that has been deployed.
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>> Now that the Log Analytics workspace
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is deployed and complete,
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we have this notification here saying that
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the deployment was successful, that it's in there.
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We're going to go ahead
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>> and navigate over to the Azure Monitor.
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>> Let's go ahead and enter Search.
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In our search we're going to type in Azure Monitor.
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Here it is.
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>> This is our service.
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>> What we're going to want to do is under insights,
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we're going to want to find
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virtual machines and real quick,
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notice we can pull insights for Applications,
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Storage Accounts, Containers,
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Networks, SQL databases,
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and all kinds of other services
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or resources within Azure.
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But for this lesson,
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we're just going to quickly take
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a look at the virtual machines segment.
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Notice here we have some information,
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we have our subscription.
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It is pulling some analytic information
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or Log Analytic information for a subscription
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>> for our resource group
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>> and for the virtual machine that we enabled.
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Let's go ahead
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>> and take a look and see what exactly it's pulling.
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>> Notice here, this is a live topology diagram
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that we can actually interact with.
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It has the various ports that are I guess accessible
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or connecting to this virtual machine
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that we are running.
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Here's some processes, so we can actually see
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the various processes running on the VM itself.
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Let's see. We have some IPs for various clients.
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Generally speaking,
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>> a lot of really good information
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>> that would be beneficial for us.
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>> We can see machine property information,
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the health information,
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which says the check mark,
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which means it's live.
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Let's see if we have some log events,
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so we have heartbeats and site metrics
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>> and a lot of other really good stuff as well.
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>> Let's go back up here to monitor.
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If we go back to this menu here
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under get started under insight some VMs,
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instead of pressing this, we go over here
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>> and we select the "Workspace Information".
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>> We're going to have this dashboard which is going to be
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populated with the CPU utilization percentage,
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the available memory, the bytes sense rates,
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bytes received rates, and this disk space used.
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Lots of really good live data
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that is going to be populated here
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and you'll get to see this
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across the board for all of the various VMs.
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You can rebuild this view
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to accommodate your needs
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and rebuild dashboards and such.
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Really that's what Azure Monitor offers,
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it's not just for VMs,
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its for all different types of resources
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>> and there's so much that you can do with this.
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>> It's actually very, very helpful if we wanted
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to pull in information about billing,
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>> we can do that.
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>> We can pull information about performance
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and utilization and health checks.
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As you scale your Azure environments,
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having this type of dashboard
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>> in front of you is going to be super beneficial
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>> for that overall high level view and perspective.
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>> I mean, you can pull one of these things up
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and put it on a separate monitor,
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like in a knock setting
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or a Cloud Operations Center setting
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>> if you need in order to track
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>> your critical resources that you need high uptime,
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you need to make sure that everything is running okay.
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These are great for production environments,
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>> so to speak.
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>> Anyway, hopefully that was super helpful.
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You're going to have some labs here in a bit
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>> that's going to help you solidify
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>> the information that we've been covering in this lesson
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>> and then we're going to continue on
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>> with this conversation on Azure Monitor
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>> and all the great resources that
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>> are provided within this Azure Monitor Service
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all the things you can do with it.
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You guys have any questions,
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>> feel free to reach out to me.
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>> If not, I'll see you in the next lecture.
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