Category Archives : Monitoring

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Jun

Azure Cost Management + Billing updates – June 2020

Whether you’re a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management + Billing comes in.

We’re always looking for ways to learn more about your challenges and how Azure Cost Management + Billing can help you better understand where you’re accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less. Here are a few of the latest improvements and updates based on your feedback:

More flexibility for budget notifications. Subscribe to active cost recommendations with Advisor digests. Automate subscription creation in Azure Government. Subscription ownership transfer improvements. New ways to save money with Azure. New videos and learning opportunities. Documentation updates.

Let’s dig into the details.

 

More flexibility for budget notifications

You already know Azure Cost Management budgets keep you informed as your costs increase over time. We’re introducing two changes to make it easier than ever to tune your budgets to suit your specific needs.

You can now specify

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25

Jun

Introducing Azure Load Balancer insights using Azure Monitor for Networks

We are excited to announce that Azure Load Balancer customers now have instant access to a packaged solution for health monitoring and configuration analysis. Built as part of Azure Monitor for Networks, customers now have topological maps for all their Load Balancer configurations and health dashboards for their Standard Load Balancers preconfigured with relevant metrics.

Through this, you have a window into the health and configuration of your networks, enabling rapid fault localization and informed design decisions. You can access this through the Insights blade of each Load Balancer resource and Azure Monitor for Networks, a central hub that provides access to health and connectivity monitoring for all your network resources.

Visualize functional dependencies

The functional dependency view will enable you to picture even the most complex load balancer setups. With visual feedback on Load Balancing rules, Inbound NAT rules, and backend pool resources, you can make updates while keeping a complete picture of your configuration in mind.

For Standard Load Balancers, your backend pool resources are color-coded with Health Probe status empowering you to visualize the current availability of your network to serve traffic. Alongside the above topology you are presented with a time-wise graph of health status,

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11

Jun

New features and insights in Azure Monitor
New features and insights in Azure Monitor

Customers need full stack observability for their apps and infrastructure across Azure and hybrid environments to ensure their workloads are always up and running, for which they rely on Azure Monitor. Over the past few months, we have released many new capabilities targeting to improve native integration with Azure, enable easier onboarding at scale, support enterprise security and compliance needs, provide rich full stack distributed tracing, and much more. In this blog, we’re sharing the newest enhancements from Azure Monitor announced at Microsoft Build, including:

Preview of Azure Monitor Application Insights logs being available directly on Log Analytics Workspaces.   General availability of Azure Monitor for Storage and Azure Cosmos DB, with previews for Key Vault and Azure Cache for Redis.

Be sure to read through the blog post to learn about the full list of announcements at the end.

Application Insights on Log Analytics Workspaces

Logs from Application Insights could previously only be stored separately for each monitored application, and you had to resort to cross-workspace queries to correlate with logs in Log Analytics Workspaces. Continuing the integration of Application Insights with Log Analytics, we are announcing a preview of a major milestone today in our Application Performance Management (APM)

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30

Apr

Azure Cost Management + Billing updates – April 2020

Whether you’re a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management + Billing comes in.

We’re always looking for ways to learn more about your challenges and how Azure Cost Management + Billing can help you better understand where you’re accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less. Here are a few of the latest improvements and updates based on your feedback:

Azure Spot Virtual Machines now generally available. Monitoring your reservation and Marketplace purchases with budgets. Automate cost savings with Azure Resource Graph. Azure Cost Management covered by FedRAMP High. Tell us about your reporting goals. New ways to save money with Azure. New videos and learning opportunities. Documentation updates.

Let’s dig into the details.

 

Azure Spot Virtual Machines now generally available

We all want to save money. We often look at our largest workloads for savings opportunities, but make sure you don’t stop there. You may

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08

Apr

Using Azure Monitor source map support to debug JavaScript errors

Azure Monitor’s new source map support expands a growing list of tools that empower developers to observe, diagnose, and debug their JavaScript applications.

Difficult to debug

As organizations rapidly adopt modern JavaScript frontend frameworks such as React, Angular, and Vue, they are left with an observability challenge. Developers frequently minify/uglify/bundle their JavaScript application upon deployment to make their pages more performant and lightweight which obfuscates the telemetry collected from uncaught errors and makes those errors difficult to discern.

Source maps help solve this challenge. However, it’s difficult to associate the captured stack trace with the correct source map. Add in the need to support multiple versions of a page, A/B testing, and safe-deploy flighting, and it’s nearly impossible to quickly troubleshoot and fix production errors.

Unminify with one-click

Azure Monitor’s new source map integration enables users to link an Azure Monitor Application Insights Resource to an Azure Blob Services Container and unminify their call stacks from the Azure Portal with a single click. Configure continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines to automatically upload your source maps to Blob storage for a seamless end-to-end experience.

Microsoft Cloud App Security’s story

The Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) Team at Microsoft

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25

Mar

Azure Cost Management + Billing updates – March 2020

Whether you’re a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management + Billing comes in.

We’re always looking for ways to learn more about your challenges and how Azure Cost Management + Billing can help you better understand where you’re accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less. Here are a few of the latest improvements and updates based on your feedback:

Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) invoice improvements. Tell us about your reporting goals. What’s new in Cost Management Labs. New ways to save money with Azure. Upcoming changes to Azure usage data. New videos and learning opportunities. Documentation updates.

Let’s dig into the details.

 

Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) invoice improvements

Managing and staying up to date on your Azure invoices just got a whole lot better with a few key improvements for Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) subscriptions:

You can now view and download your support plan invoices in the Azure portal, giving you

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16

Mar

Announcing the general availability of Azure Monitor for virtual machines

Today we’re announcing the general availability of Azure Monitor for virtual machines (VMs), which provides an in-depth view of VM performance trends and dependencies. You can access Azure Monitor for VMs from the Azure VM resource blade to view details about a single VM, from the Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) resource blade to view details about a single VM scale set, and from Azure Monitor to understand compute issues at scale.

Azure Monitor for VMs brings together key monitoring data about your Windows and Linux VMs, allowing you to:

Troubleshoot guest-level performance issues and understand trends in VM resource utilization. Determine whether back-end VM dependencies are connected properly and which clients of a VM may be affected by any issues the VM is having. Discover VM hotspots at scale based on resource utilization, connection metrics, performance trends, and alerts. Performance

Performance views are powered by Log Analytics, and offer powerful aggregation and filtering capabilities including “Top N” VM sorting and searching across subscriptions and regions, aggregation of VM metrics (such as average memory) across all VMs in a resource group across regions, percentiles of performance values over time, and breakdown and selection of VM Scale Set instances.

It

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04

Mar

Announcing preview of Backup Reports

We recently announced a new solution, Backup Explorer, to enable you as a backup administrator to perform real-time monitoring of your backups, helping you achieve increased efficiency in your day-to-day operations.

But what if you could also be proactive in the way you manage your backup estate? What if there was a way to unlock the latent power of your backup metadata to make more informed business decisions?

For instance, any business would be well-served following a systematic way of forecasting backup usage. Often, this involves analyzing how backup storage has increased over time for a given tenant, subscription, resource group, or for individual workloads. Such analysis requires the paired ability to aggregate data over a long period of time and present it in a way that allows the reader to quickly derive insights.

Today, we are pleased to announce the public preview of Backup Reports. Leveraging Azure Monitor Logs and Azure Workbooks, Backup Reports serve as a one-stop destination for tracking usage, auditing of backups and restores, and identifying key trends at different levels of granularity.

With our reports, you can answer questions including ‘Which Backup Item(s) consume the most storage?’, ‘Which machines have had consistently misbehaving backups?’, ‘What

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26

Feb

Azure Cost Management + Billing updates – February 2020

Whether you’re a new student, thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints and you need to know what you’re spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to the bill, and this is where Azure Cost Management + Billing comes in.

We’re always looking for ways to learn more about your challenges and how Azure Cost Management + Billing can help you better understand where you’re accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less. Here are a few of the latest improvements and updates based on your feedback:

New Power BI reports for Azure reservations and Azure Hybrid Benefit Quicker access to help and support We need your feedback What’s new in Cost Management Labs Drill in to the costs for your resources Understanding why you see “not applicable” Upcoming changes to Azure usage data New videos and learning opportunities Documentation updates

Let’s dig into the details.

 

New Power BI reports for Azure reservations and Azure Hybrid Benefit

Azure Cost Management + Billing offers several ways to report on your cost and usage

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05

Feb

https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/backup-explorer-now-available-in-preview/As organizations continue to expand their use of IT and the cloud, protecting critical enterprise data becomes extremely important. And if you are a backup admin on Microsoft Azure, being able to efficiently monitor backups on a daily basis is READ MORE

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