CloudMonix vs native Azure Monitoring

CloudMonix monitors a wide range of data, offering a comprehensive overview of both Azure and standalone resources. Much of the information tracked by CloudMonix is not available in Azure Portal. A comprehensive list of differences by each resource is outlined later in this article.

In addition to monitoring, CloudMonix offers a number of unique automation features […]

CloudMonix New Features: Auto-scaling of SQL Azure and SQL Data Warehouse

Over the weekend of October 28th, CloudMonix team released a number of important features for monitoring and automating of SQL Azure and SQL Data Warehouse databases. In addition, a few new integrations have been enabled.

– Azure SQL Databases are one of the most popular ways to store relational data in the Microsoft Azure […]

CloudMonix is now a part of Azure Marketplace!

CloudMonix makes its debut in the Azure Marketplace!

Effective immediately, Azure customers can sign up and purchase CloudMonix monitoring and automation platform thru the Azure Marketplace.  Subscribing to CloudMonix thru the Marketplace gives users ability to log into CloudMonix directly thru the Azure portal.  Teams will also appreciate simplified billing experience, as payments for CloudMonix will be handled […]

Monitoring Azure Stream Analytics

Azure Stream Analytics is an important component of the Azure ecosystem that helps process large volumes of high velocity data.  As an example, many companies frequently use ASA to transform IOT generated data.  Until now, ensuring that Stream Analytics jobs run without errors has been a difficult task that required custom tooling.

Effective immediately, CloudMonix now supports monitoring of Azure Stream […]

How to monitor free disk space on Azure VMs

Monitoring disk usage is one of the most basic and critical tasks that Azure administrators should always be doing.  Filled to capacity disks cause major outages.

This article will show how CloudMonix will notify users when their Windows servers run out of disk space.  We will also discuss simple ways to automatically cleanup disks when space runs out.

New […]

How to keep Azure Cloud Roles stable with CloudMonix

In this article, we’ll discuss a few very simple approaches to keep your Azure Cloud Roles stable proactively and reactively.  CloudMonix is a tool that helps with these approaches. Since, unstable instances often need to be rebooted, we’ll also discuss methods to ensure that reboots do not cause issues or outages.

Breakdown

Proactive stability – rebooting instances on a daily basis
Reactive […]

How to automate scaling/resizing of Azure VMs

Auto-scaling/resizing for Azure Virtual Machines without PowerShell
If you are interested in shutting down Azure VMs on a schedule, learn more here.  If shutting down a VM during non-busy hours is impractical, consider scaling it down in power.

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to Scale/Resize (up or down) cloud-based Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines on […]

By |January 26th, 2016|Azure How To, Cloud Automation, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

How to automate shutdowns of Azure VMs

Scheduling starts and shutdowns of Azure Virtual Machines without PowerShell
In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to Shutdown and Start cloud-based Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines on a schedule.  The process takes about 1-2 minutes and is easily replicable to any and all VMs in your Azure subscription in just a few minutes more.  It works for […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Azure How To, Cloud Automation, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

The Ultimate List of Top Azure Monitoring Tools

Azure Monitoring tools help monitor, optimize and automate day to day Azure Cloud administration and management operations.  They provide Azure Cloud administrators and engineers with knowledge and power to optimize their cloud systems for optimal performance in diverse, complex production environments.

Whether you manage a small or large Azure Cloud for your organization,  Azure Monitoring Tools can […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Microsoft Azure|5 Comments

What is Azure Scheduler?

What is Azure Scheduler?
Azure Scheduler is a cloud-based service that allows a user to schedule one time or ongoing system processes. Azure Scheduler performs scheduled system actions such as posting message into storage queue, executing jobs in the cloud on a customizable recurring schedule. Scheduled jobs could be related to the services provided by Microsoft Azure platform or […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Azure Glossary, Cloud Automation, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments