Hey! You! Get ON My Cloud!

Hey! You! Get ON My Cloud!

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The final release version of the System Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure applications is now available. This monitoring pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure. Previously available as a release candidate (RC), this new Operations Manager monitoring pack enables an integrated view into Windows Azure based applications running in your public cloud environment.

After configuration, this monitoring pack enables you to:

  • Discover Windows Azure applications.
  • Provide status of each role instance.
  • Collect and monitor performance
    information.
  • Collect and monitor Windows events.
  • Collect and monitor the .NET Framework
    trace messages from each role instance.
  • Groom performance, event, and the .NET
    Framework trace data from Windows Azure storage account.
  • Change the number of role instances via
    a task.

Download the final release version of this monitoring pack here and give it a try!

For more information on licensing System Center to manage public cloud environments, please refer to the Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurance Customer Guide.

Rock on,

 David Mills, Senior Product Manager

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  • Does the Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure work with SCOM 2012 Beta? There are prerequsite info conflicts between the download page (SCOM 2007 R2 CU3 or later) and the pack's documentation (SCOM 2007 R2 CU3 only).

    Thanks in advance.

  • Hi Roger,

    Yes, the MP for Windows Azure Applications works with the SCOM 2012 beta.

    ~David

  • Hi, David,

    You might be interested in my illustrated, 60-step "Installing the Systems Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications on SCOM 2012 Beta" post of 9/4/2011 (http://bit.ly/oOTshp). A follow-on post will demonstrate monitoring and analytics.

    --rj