Hi, we are excited to announce the preview of the Management Pack for Windows Azure Fabric. This Management Pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of Azure fabric resources that are running on Windows Azure.
You will find the preview Management Pack as well as the draft documentation (MP Guide) on the Microsoft Download Center.
Note that this is a completely new Management Pack that does not upgrade the previous Azure Management Pack. Note also that this Management Pack requires System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 or later. This Management Pack is currently not supported in production environments.
The following monitoring scenarios are covered by the Management Pack
Associated rules and monitors
Role Instance Availability and Status
This scenario monitors the role instance health of each role instance as reported by Windows Azure
Role Instance Performance
This scenario monitors the CPU and Memory utilization of each role instance
This scenario enables you to scale up or down the number of role instances per role, by using a task
Virtual Machine Availability and Status
This scenario monitors the role instance health of each Virtual Machine instance as reported by Windows Azure
This scenario monitors the availability of the Storage Account endpoint
This scenario monitors the size of the storage account and optionally alerts if the size of the storage account is too large
This scenario allows you to see how your monitored resources are related to each other
This scenario monitors certificate expiration of management and cloud service certificates and alerts if the certificates are about to expire
Hybrid Application definition and monitoring
This scenario allows you to model a hybrid application using a new Distributed Application template and track availability and capacity of the application using provided dashboards
You can submit feedback by sending mail directly to akep at Microsoft dot com. You can also submit feedback by commenting on this blog post.
We are looking forward to your feedback on this Management Pack.
Vlad has also done a short demo of this on Channel9 - channel9.msdn.com/.../MMS222
I also demoed the same (a bit longer demo) in this session at MMS2013 channel9.msdn.com/.../AM-B306
Thank you so much for the information. Can i monitor the BLOB storage in SCOM 2012. As i already configured the Azure MP.
Shiva, if you watch the recording of the session I linked earlier ( channel9.msdn.com/.../AM-B306 ), Storage monitoring is shown: I start talking about this new Azure MP at around 00:12 minutes from the start, and I demo it as from 00:18 and at around 00:20 I show how you can add Cloud Services, VMs and Storage accounts to the "Windows Azure Monitoring" template so that monitoring gets enabled. At 00:25 I show monitor that looks for how much storage space is being used and the collection rule that collects the same metric.