3105, 2018

Get Notified Of Azure Service Incidents

By |May 31st, 2018|Azure How To, Cloud Automation, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Azure service incidents may impact customer resources and it is critical customers are equipped to mitigate the potential harm by following the guidelines provided by Azure. Azure lets users create and generate notifications of these issues. This service is known as Service Health alert and it can help you to get notified of service incidents, […]

2205, 2017

How to reboot Azure VM Scale Sets on schedule?

By |May 22nd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Azure VM Scale Sets allows users to configure a set of ubiquitous VMs in the Azure cloud that share configuration and are treated as a single unit from the logical perspective, e.g. they’re automatically load-balanced. VM Scale Sets is also the technology underneath Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric and Azure Batch.

CloudMonix is a cloud monitoring and […]

2205, 2017

How to track Azure costs per customer or per application?

By |May 22nd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Many organizations need to track their Azure costs at various levels of granularity.  Popular use cases cover chargebacks to internal departments, tracking of costs by customer, specific application, etc.

Azure’s inherent categorization of its resources allows users to categorize resources by tags or resource groups.

Resource Groups are often used to group resources by an application or […]

1805, 2017

How to automatically control Azure costs

By |May 18th, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Many organizations need to track costs of their Azure resources and ensure they don’t exceed a certain budget. However, as the number of systems and individual resources grows, it may be really difficult to achieve.

CloudMonix monitors Azure Billing to track utilization and costs per individual resource, systems, departments or customers.  Additionally, since costs can […]

1805, 2017

How to automatically restart a crashed Web App with CloudMonix

By |May 18th, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Generic checks like pinging website hosted by the Web App or monitoring response times are basic methods to ensure Azure Web Apps are operating correctly. 

Apart from verifying that website is responsive, CloudMonix allows its users to detect outages and to automatically restart crashed WebApps.

In this article we’ll show how to configure CloudMonix to automatically restart […]

1805, 2017

How to auto-scale SQL Azure

By |May 18th, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Azure SQL Database, also known as SQL Azure, is Microsoft’s database-as-a-service offering available on the Azure platform. It provides managed SQL database capabilities to applications running in the Azure cloud. Azure SQL Databases do not require deployment and installation of a dedicated VM, SQL Server software, and their associated maintenance.  SQL Database is a “pay-as-you-go” […]

1805, 2017

Receive and manage CloudMonix notifications in PagerDuty

By |May 18th, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

PagerDuty is a popular tool for alerting, on-call scheduling, managing escalation policies and incident tracking created to help increase uptime of apps, servers, websites and databases.

CloudMonix provides a direct API integration to PagerDuty. Incidents for PagerDuty services can be automatically created when CloudMonix raises an alert, and they can be automatically resolved when the alert […]

305, 2017

How to monitor disk space for Azure VMs using CloudMonix

By |May 3rd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Running out of free disk space can cause serious production issues, but it is a problem that can be easily avoided. Using CloudMonix, users can get low disk alerts for Azure VMs (both Windows and Linux), as well as for Azure VM Scale Sets.

After completing the Setup Wizard and adding the necessary VMs to be […]

305, 2017

How to auto-scale Azure VM Scale Sets using CloudMonix

By |May 3rd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Azure VM Scale Sets is a service that provides a set of load-balanced VMs in the Azure cloud. All VMs in a set are created using a single configuration definition and are treated as a single logical unit. Additionally, VM Scale Sets is a technology underneath Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric and Azure Batch.  VM Scale […]

305, 2017

How to effectively manage multiple environments in CloudMonix

By |May 3rd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, IT Management|0 Comments

 

IT Organizations that need to maintain and monitor multiple environments (i.e. Production, Dev, QA, Staging, etc.) for systems that they develop, can use CloudMonix’s Accounts feature to effectively organize and separate their environments.

By creating multiple Accounts within a single CloudMonix Subscription, users can get the following benefits:

Data separation per environment
Easy User and […]