This blog post covers how to use Microsoft’s built-in Azure Service Health personalized dashboards and external services to stay informed about and take action to mitigate Azure issues that could affect your applications.

How to monitor Azure service issues

You may already be familiar with the Azure Status Page which provides a global view of the health of all Azure services across all Azure regions. Azure Service Health helps users stay informed and take action on incidents and planned maintenance via a personalized health dashboard, customizable alerts, and expert guidance. In addition to Azure Status Page, Azure Service Health displays issues that affect you and provides in-depth insights into all service incidents and maintenance as well as alerts and shareable updates and RCAs.


Azure Service Health dashboard


There are three types of events that Azure Service Health tracks:

  1. Azure service issues – problems in Azure services that affect you in real-time.
  2. Planned maintenance – upcoming maintenance events that can affect the availability of your services in the future.
  3. Health advisories – health-related issues that may require your action to avoid service interruption.


Pro Tip: Get deep and immediate insight into the stability of all of your Azure resources.

Get started with Azure Service Health

While one can always view the complete set of information in the Azure Service Health dashboard, the best way to stay informed and take action is by setting up Azure Service Health alerts. This way you’ll be notified on the health-related issues as soon as they are published via the channel of your preference.


Azure Service Health alerts

Get the best out of your Azure resources with CloudMonix

While Azure Status Page and Azure Service Health provide basic monitoring and alerting of the status of your resources, users that require advanced monitoring, auto-scaling or self-healing features for their cloud instances, should learn more about CloudMonix.  Along with advanced features designed to keep Azure resources stable, CloudMonix also provides powerful dashboards, historical reporting, various integrations to popular ITSM and other IT tools and much more.  Check out this table for a detailed comparison of CloudMonix vs native Azure monitoring features.

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