Before you get started, you should already have a Windows Azure account configured and have an understanding of how to deploy your service in the Windows Azure environment. You will also need Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. If you have Visual Studio 2010, the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio, and have written and deployed Windows Azure services, you’re ready to go.
If not, do the following:
- Sign up for a Windows Azure account
- Install Visual Studio 2010
- Install Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio
The Windows Azure Monitoring Management Pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure.
Feature SummaryAfter configuration, the Windows Azure Monitoring Management Pack 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 via a task.