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Applications Manager's Windows Azure monitor enables users to collect diagnostic data for the applications deployed in Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure is monitored using REST API to discover the list of deployed applications and get the performance counters based on the Role instances of the service.

 

With Windows Azure monitoring capabilities in ManageEngine Applications Manager, you can:

Adding a Windows Azure application will include all the Hosted Services, deployments and its roles instance based on the Storage account. The hosted services and deployments will be created as a group.

 

Monitored Parameters

Windows Azure platforms are monitored based on the parameters or the attributes listed below. You can also configure thresholds to the numerical attributes based on these details and get notified when the thresholds are violated.

 

The Availability tab shows the availability history for Azure Role instances for the past 24 hours or 30 days. The Performance tab shows some key performance indicators such as CPU, Memory Utilization, Exceptions thrown and Health History along with heat charts for these attributes. This tab also shows the health status and events for the past 24 hours or 30 days.

 

The List view displays all the Azure role instances along with an overall idea of their availability and health status. The list view also enables you to perform bulk admin configurations. You can click on the individual role instances to view detailed performance metrics.

 

Click on the monitor listed in the Availability tab to view detailed performance metrics of the Azure role instances. These metrics are categorized into 4 different tabs for easy understanding:

 

 

Overview:

 

This tab provides a high-level overview of your Azure account as well as information about the Role instances present in this account.

 

Parameter

Description

Monitor Information

Name

The name of the Windows Azure account.

Type

Denotes the type you are monitoring.

Health

Denotes the health (Clear, Warning, Critical) status of the Windows Azure account.

Associated Groups Denotes the monitor groups associated with the Windows Windows Azure monitor.
Last Polled at Specifies the time at which the last poll was performed
Next Poll at Specifies the time at which the next poll will be performed

CPU Utilization

Usage of CPU resources or the amount of work handled by CPU

Memory Utilization

Memory Available

Memory Usage

Time Spend in Garbage Collection

Exceptions Thrown Number of exceptions thrown per second
ASP .NET System Performance Counters
  • Number of times Application Restarted
  • Request Execution Time
  • Number of Requests Disconnected
  • Number of times Worker Process Restarted
  • Total Number of Requests
  • Number of Requests executed per second
  • Current Requests
  • Recent Request Waited Time
  • Number of Queued Request waiting for service
  • Number of Requests Rejected
TCP Connections
  • Number of TCP Connections failed
  • Number of TCP Connections Established
  • Number of TCP Connections Reset
TCP Segment Connections TCP segments sent per sec
Network Traffic
  • Total number of Bytes received per second for all interfaces
  • Total number of Bytes sent per second for all interfaces
Network Traffic VM Bus Adapter
  • Total number of bytes send and received per sec for VM Bus Network Adapter
  • Total number of bytes received per second for VM Bus Network Adapter
  • Total number of bytes sent per second for VM Bus Network Adapter

 

Monitoring Logs in Applications Manager :

Event Logs, Trace logs and Diagnostic infrastructure logs of the Windows Azure Role Instances can be monitored by defining rules. On clicking Windows Azure Log rule configuration, you can create rules for Diagnostic Infrastructure and Trace logs.

 

When the Azure Role Instance starts it data collection, all the logs associated to the role instance will be matched the rule. On matching the rule, an event will be generated and the log entry will be persisted in the database. The log information will be available in the GUI of the Azure role instance

 

 

Event Logs:

 

On clicking Event Log Rules configuration tab, you can create rules on various category such as Application, System, Application, Security, DNS Server, File replication service and Directory service.

 

You can view Windows Azure Event Log Details like:

 

Parameter

Description

Rule Name

Specify the name of the rule.

Provider Guid

Globally unique identifier of the provider

Provider Name

Provider name of the event.

Event ID The identifier of the event.
Level This field provides the severity of the event.
Process ID The process ID of the event.

Thread ID

The thread ID of the event.

Channel

You can get notified by the events from channels like Applications, Security, System, etc.

Generated Time The time at which the event is generated.

 

Trace logs:

 

In the trace logs tab, you can view Windows Azure Event Log Details like:

 

Parameter

Description

Rule Name

Specify the name of the rule.

Event ID The identifier of the events
Level This field provides the severity of the log event.
Process ID The process ID of the log.

Thread ID

The thread ID of the log.

Generated Time The time at which the event is generated.

 

Diagnostic infrastructure logs:

 

In the Diagnostic infrastructure logs tab, you can view Windows Azure Diagnostic Infrastructure Log Details like :

 

Parameter

Description

Rule Name

Specify the name of the rule.

Error Code

Specify the error code of the log.
Level This field provides the severity of the log event.
Process ID The process ID of the log.

Thread ID

The thread ID of the log.

Function

Specify the function of the log event.
Line Specify the line containing the function.

MD Result

Specify the MDetect result of the log.

Event Generated Time

The time at which the event is generated.

 

See Also

Creating New Monitor - Windows Azure

 

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