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Introduction to the Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications

Updated: August 12, 2011

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2

The Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure. The monitoring pack runs on a specified agent and then uses various Windows Azure APIs to remotely discover and collect instrumentation information about a specified Windows Azure application. The Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications provides no functionality on import. For each Windows Azure application that you want to monitor, you must configure discovery by using the Windows Azure Application monitoring template. For more information, see Configuring the Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications.

After configuration, the Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications offers the following functionality:

  • Discovers Windows Azure applications.

  • Provides status of each role instance.

  • Collects and monitors performance information.

  • Collects and monitors Windows events.

  • Collects and monitors the .NET Framework trace messages from each role instance.

  • Grooms performance, event, and the .NET Framework trace data from Windows Azure storage account.

  • Changes the number of role instances.

Getting the Latest Monitoring Pack and Documentation

You can find the Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure Applications in the System Center Operations Manager 2007 Catalog (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=82105).

 
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