Monitoring the Cloud Services, Websites, Mobile Services and Virtual Machines

MonitorEndPoints

Windows Azure is evolving very fast. I don’t remember seen a Microsoft moving that fast. Scott Guthrie introduced a bunch of new features on his blog yesterday. Today, I’m going to focus only on the new capability to monitor an endpoint. Available for your Cloud Services, Websites, Mobile Services and Virtual Machines, you’ll able to understand how fast (or slow) are your services for your customers around the world.

Beware that the feature works only in Reserved Mode. So if you want to track your Websites or Mobile Services do not forget to switch them to Reserved Mode in the SCALE panel.

OnlyReservedMode

You can add up to two endpoints to monitor for each service and each endpoint can be monitored from 3 different locations from the following list.

  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Ashburn, VA, USA
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Amsterdam, Netherland
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore

Each location for each endpoint will bring you two more metrics to monitor in the MONITOR panel:
Select Metrics
I don’t have enough information on my own Virtual Machines so I’m using the picture posted by Scott Guthrie on his blog:
Result Monitoring