Monitoring Windows Azure

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Hi,

is there any way to monitor Windows Azure based services?

Our idea is to implement HTTP tests to monitor the service but we need to monitor also the servers (Worker Role, Server Role), CPU Usage, Memory,...; and also storage usage.

There is not a direct way to monitor via Sensor (like Amazon CloudWatch).

You can't monitor it using via HTML/REST Sensor because you can't specify certiain values in the header.

Do you have in your roadmap to implement Azure Services monitoring?

Thanks in advance.

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Created on Jan 11, 2012 9:05:38 AM by  Santiago Estepa (0) 1



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Yes, there is a custom sensor available on Google Code

"This sensor Gets the XML result from a Service Management Resource of an Azure account. "

Set up is a little tricky due to the use of certificates in the Azure cloud.

Created on Feb 9, 2012 9:27:24 AM by  Dirk Paessler [CEO Paessler AG] (11,093) 3 4



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I am not aware of a monitoring API provided by the Azure Cloud to get hypervisor based "external" metrics of virtual machines there (like e.g. CloudWatch). If such an API becomes available we will be happy to create such a sensor.

You can of course use all standard sensors of PRTG to monitor services inside the Azure Cloud just like you can monitor any other server/service.

Created on Jan 11, 2012 3:04:31 PM by  Dirk Paessler [CEO Paessler AG] (11,093) 3 4



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Hello,

thanks in advance for your quick answer.

Microsoft has a public REST API to monitor Windows Azure. The information is at the following link:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/ff800682.aspx

Sending a GET request with certain content header variables gets a response with an XML, which informs the state of deployed platform elements.

I am doing tests with "HTTP XML/REST Value" sensor but I can't specify in the query any content header values that are necesary to receive the XML.

¿Is there a way to specify those values in the header thru that sensor?

Thanks

Created on Jan 12, 2012 10:29:18 AM by  Santiago Estepa (0) 1



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Hi Santiago,

What exact (name and value) http headers are needed here? If you can provide me with that information, we can do some one-on-one testing.

You can send this to my personal email address, to be found here in the left pane under "send an email".

Regards,

Created on Jan 12, 2012 8:13:02 PM by  PRTGToolsFamily (5,544) 3 2



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Yes, there is a custom sensor available on Google Code

"This sensor Gets the XML result from a Service Management Resource of an Azure account. "

Set up is a little tricky due to the use of certificates in the Azure cloud.

Created on Feb 9, 2012 9:27:24 AM by  Dirk Paessler [CEO Paessler AG] (11,093) 3 4



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