Delegate DNS domain from AWS to Azure

In this post, we will see how you can delegate your DNS domain from AWS to Azure.

First let’s discuss few basic things about the AWS and Azure services that will allow us to do this.

Amazon Route 53 is the AWS service that allows three functions to be performed:

Domain names registration – allows the user […]

By |March 14th, 2017|AWS, Azure How To, General|0 Comments

Monitor Azure Storage with CloudMonix

In this post, we will see how you can monitor Azure Storage using CloudMonix.

We will cover the basics of Azure storage focusing on Blob storage and we will see how you can monitor the Blob storage using CloudMonix.

Azure Storage provides scalable, durable and highly available storage that allows to store from just few files required […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Azure How To, Cloud Monitoring, General, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Monitoring and alerting for Azure BILLING comes to CloudMonix!

By far the most requested feature, ever since the early 2010 (when we were just starting out with AzureWatch), has been the ability to monitor and alert on Azure consumption.

Until somewhat recently, this was near-impossible to do, as the Azure Billing API’s simply did not exist.  Many companies had to work with manually exported and poorly […]

By |February 12th, 2017|General|0 Comments

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 […]

Latest features available in CloudMonix (Fall 2016)

Major CloudMonix features released over the summer
New monitoring/automation support for

Azure Stream Analytics
Azure Media Services
Azure (and non-Azure) Redis Cache
Azure DocumentDb
Azure File Storage
SQL Server databases
MySQL databases
Oracle databases
JSON/XML API endpoints

New integrations with 3rd parties systems

Autotask
Nagios XI
Zabbix
Zapier

Finally, users can now configure their CloudMonix monitoring setup via a […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Cloud Monitoring, General, IT Management, Microsoft Azure, New Features|0 Comments

Monitoring Azure Redis Cache

Azure Redis Cache is an important and popular component of the Azure ecosystem that helps applications cache frequently accessed data in a highly performance and scalable Azure infrastructure.  Many companies frequently use Azure Redis Cache to store website session state.

Effective immediately, CloudMonix now supports monitoring of Azure Redis Cache, alerting when outages occur, performance drops, hit rates become ineffective, […]

By |June 7th, 2016|General|0 Comments

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 […]

Top SQL Server MVP’s to follow on Twitter

Microsoft MVP’s are exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. The awarded are people who “actively share their … technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft”.
To recognize MVP’s that are awarded for their untiring passion to help people around […]

By |March 21st, 2016|General, IT Management|5 Comments

The Complete List of Azure Storage Tools

Azure Storage provides the flexibility and run-time massive scalability needed to store and retrieve large amounts of data. With storage products including Azure Blob Storage, Azure Table Storage, Azure Queue Storage and Azure File Storage, it has everything to offer for modern cloud based enterprise storage needs.

Azure Storage Monitoring and Management is a vast domain. […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|General|3 Comments