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.

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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

Azure Resource Manager API in CloudMonix

At CloudMonix, we typically release new features very frequently, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.  The slowdown in the recent few months marks an exception, as the team has been working on exceptionally involved and architecturally significant features: enterprise single-sign-on (SSO) and support for Azure Resource Manager (ARM) API.

By February 1st, 2016 these and other corresponding features […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|General, IT Management|0 Comments

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

An Indepth introduction to Azure Virtual Network Monitoring

Overview
Azure Virtual Network Connectivity options
Why do you need Hybrid Cloud?
What is Azure VPN Gateway?
Monitoring Azure Virtual Network Gateways
Overview
Azure Virtual Network (Azure VNet) is likely one of the most important components in your Azure Infrastructure deployment. Azure VNet uses Software-defined Networking solution that connects most of your virtual resources via a primary virtual container. Azure VNet enables […]

By |January 3rd, 2016|Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Troubleshooting empty dashboards in CloudMonix

Welcome to CloudMonix!
If you have completed the initial setup wizard in CloudMonix but are still seeing NO DATA on the dashboard for some of your resources, this article is for you. We’re going to look at most popular reasons why certain resources are not showing data and how to fix them
Setup Wizard

Ensure that you’ve completed […]

By |January 1st, 2016|Drip, General|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