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Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
Monitoring (Azure Monitor & Azure Service Health)
- 📝 For auditing, any interaction with Azure is recorded as Azure Activity Log
- Solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from cloud and on-premises environments.
- Helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.
- Aggregated view of different monitoring data
- Increases availability and performance
- Can be integrated with different services
- Azure Monitor has its own features for visualizing monitoring data
- Also can send data different tools such as Dashboards, Views, Power BI
- Application monitoring data
- About the performance and functionality of the code you have written, regardless of its platform.
- Guest OS monitoring data
- Data about the operating system on which your application is running.
- This could be running in Azure, another cloud, or on-premises.
- Azure resource monitoring data
- Data about the operation of an Azure resource.
- Azure subscription monitoring data
- Data about the operation and management of an Azure subscription.
- Data about the health and operation of Azure itself.
- Azure tenant monitoring data
- Data about the operation of tenant-level Azure services, such as Azure Active Directory.
- Collected from e.g. virtual machines and web apps
- Activity Logs record when resources are created or modified
- Metrics tell you how the resource is performing and the resources that it’s consuming.
- Some data types are: guest-level monitoring, performance counters, event logs, crash dumps, sinks, agents.
- Monitors availability, performance, and usage of web applications
- Leverages data analysis platform in Log Analytics for queries
- Can diagnose errors without waiting for a user to report them.
- Integrates with variety of development tools
Azure Monitor for containers
- Monitors the performance of workloads in Kubernetes clusters in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
- Collecting memory and processor metrics from controllers, nodes, and containers
- Container logs are also collected.
Azure Monitor for VMs
- Monitors on-premises, or cloud VMs at scale
- Analyzes the performance and health of Windows and Linux VMs
- also their different processes and interconnected dependencies on other resources & external processes.
- Azure Monitor proactively notifies you of critical conditions using.
- e.g. sending a text or email to an administrator who is responsible for investigating an issue.
- Alert rules based on metrics can provide alerts in almost real-time, based on numeric values.
- Alert rules based on logs allow for complex logic across data, from multiple sources.
- Uses Autoscale to ensure that you have the right amount of resources running to manage the load on your application effectively.
- Enables you to create rules that use metrics from Azure Monitor, to determine when to scale
- Help reduce your Azure costs by removing resources that are not being used.
- You provide the logic that determines when Autoscale should increase or decrease resources.
Azure Service Health
- 📝 Comprehensive view of the health status of Azure
- Notifies you about Azure services that affect you with impact & information.
- 📝 Can set-up automatic alerts
- Guides you to prepare for planned maintenance & other changes that could affect the availability of your resources.
- Consists of:
- Azure Status: Global view of the health state of all Azure services.
- Service Health: customizable dashboard that tracks the Azure services you’re using in the regions where you use them
- Shows events such as ongoing service issues, upcoming planned maintenance, or relevant Health advisories
- Resource Health: helps you diagnose and obtain support when an Azure service issue affects your resources.
- Personalized dashboard of your resources’ health
- Provides technical support to help you mitigate problems
- Shows when you resources was unavailable because of Azure problems
- Helps you to understand if an SLA was violated.