Monitor Your Workloads

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Time
3 hours 51 minutes
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Beginner
CEU/CPE
4
Video Transcription
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Whether you have workloads running on premises or in the cloud,
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you need to have a way to know if they're working as expected.
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For workloads on the cloud, you should know whether the vendor infrastructure is available, as well as whether your applications are up and running
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as your provides. Two services that can help you monitor the health of your applications
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as your monitor is a service that allows you to collect, analyze and act on telemetry data from your on premises and cloud environments.
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You can collect data from various sources
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application data like performance and functionality data.
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You can collect data from any type of custom applications, regardless of the language and framework. It is written in
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data about the guest OS your application is running on.
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It can be running on a Linux or Windows VM in azure on premises or any other cloud
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data about the operation of azure resources that you're leveraging
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subscription data related to the organization and management of your azure subscriptions.
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Data about operation of global azure resources like azure active directory as well as activity data for any changes done in your azure tenant
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and last but not least, it collects data about the health of azure itself.
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There are various things you can configure and monitor. You can enable activity logs of your subscriptions to collect information for any changes happening.
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For example, resource creation,
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VM shutdown or access change.
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This is very important for compliance auditing.
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You can also enable guest level monitoring and configure guest agents for Windows and Lennox.
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You can collect performance counters for your applications on resources, things like memory use or CPU utilization.
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You can collect event logs for things that are happening in your application or VMS as well as VM crash dumps.
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You can also ford those two other tools, like Splunk, using sinks
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as your monitor includes several features that are targeted to our specialized use cases.
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As your application insights allows you to monitor the performance and availability of your Web applications,
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you can use application insights for applications running on azure as well as on premises and on other clouds.
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You can easily integrate it in your devops process
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as your monitor for containers is a service designed to monitor the performance of container based workloads deployed on the azure kubernetes services.
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It collects performance and monitoring data from containers and notes available via kubernetes AP as well as container logs
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as your monitor for VMS, is a service that allows you to monitor the health of your windows and Lennox viens.
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Integrating those with azure service health helps you understand if the health of azure services impacts the performance and health of your own workloads,
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we will look at azure service health in just a couple of slides.
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Effective monitoring solutions not only provide the tools to collect and analyze the data, but they also give you the tools to be alerted to and respond to events.
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As your monitor uses alerts to proactively notify you if critical conditions in your environment incur,
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you can configure notifications via email SMS or via integration with tools like slack
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Alerts can be near real time based on metrics like CPU and memory utilization, or can use log analytics for more complex scenarios
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as your monitor also allows you to create rules that determine whether new resources should be automatically added to handle the increased load.
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Auto scale can help you manage your cost by automatically increasing and decreasing the number of resources when demand changes.
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As your monitor provides its own visualization capabilities, but you can also leverage other tools, like azure dashboard or power bi I to send custom reports and represent the data
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as your service. Health is a suite of services that provide an overview of the health of azure services across regions, as well as personalized guidance and support for services that directly affect you.
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You can receive notifications that can help you understand the impact of as your health on your services or prepare you for scheduled maintenance
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as your status is a publicly available website that provides a global view of the health of azure services.
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Service Health is a customized service available within azure portal.
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It tracks the state of azure services that you use and the regions you have your workloads deployed.
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Using azure service health, you can track ongoing service issues and upcoming maintenance windows or get relevant health advisories.
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Events are kept in your health history for up to 90 days.
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You can create health alerts within service. Health
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resource health is part of the service health blade in As a portal,
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it shows you details about the current and past health of your individual resources.
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You can use it to identify times in the past when your services were unavailable as a result of as your outages and help you understand if the laws have been violated.
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As your monitor and azure service, health components offer a comprehensive view of the health of your cloud workloads.
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