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Microsoft Azure Services 101 Cards
From here you can get the Azure Container Instances Information
Azure Log Analytics
You can access Log Analytics through the OMS portal or the Azure portal which run in any browser and provide you with access to configuration settings and multiple tools to analyze and act on collected data. From the portal you can leverage log searches where you construct queries to analyze collected data, dashboards which you can customize with graphical views of your most valuable searches, and solutions which provide additional functionality and analysis tools.
If you have no current monitoring in place for your Azure environment, you should start with Azure Monitor which collects and analyzes monitoring data for your Azure resources. Log Analytics can collect data from Azure Monitor to correlate it with other data and provide additional analysis.
If you want to monitor your on-premises environment or you have existing monitoring using services such as Azure Monitor or System Center Operations Manager, then Log Analytics can add significant value. It can collect data directly from your agents and also from these other tools into a single repository. Analysis tools in Log Analytics such as log searches, views, and solutions work against all collected data providing you with centralized analysis of your entire environment.
Microsoft Azure log analytics is very powerful for Hybrid IT management and getting you in control of your Hybrid Cloud Datacenter(s).
Select Data by type
You can change the chart here
Computers sending Heartbeat with date and time
Here you can export to Excel, PowerBI or Share the Query
Set your Query in a Time range
Here you find Online documentation and Query Reference guide
Start Today with Azure Log Analytics !
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Get started with the Microsoft Azure Log Analytics Query Language today to get you and your Business in Control with innovative Hybrid IT Management.
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Microsoft Azure Monitor
There are a range of tools for monitoring your Azure environment, from the application code running on Azure to the services and infrastructure hosting your application. These tools work together to offer comprehensive cloud monitoring and include:
Azure Monitor enables you to consume telemetry to gain visibility into the performance and health of your workloads on Azure. The most important type of Azure telemetry data is the metrics (also called performance counters) emitted by most Azure resources. Azure Monitor provides several ways to configure and consume these metrics for monitoring and troubleshooting.
Because telemetry data is sending every minute, you get near to real-time monitoring of your data and/or your IT Solution.
Alerts on Azure Monitor data
Azure Monitor provides several ways to interact with metrics, including charting them in the portal, accessing them through the REST API, or querying them using PowerShell or CLI. Here you find a complete list of all metrics currently available with Azure Monitor’s metric pipeline.
There are three types of alerts off of data available from Azure Monitor — metric alerts, near real-time metric alerts (preview) and Activity Log alerts.
When you go to the Microsoft Azure Portal and click on the left side on Monitor you can start your Solutions and configure them.
To Gain visibility and control across your hybrid cloud with simplified security and operations management there is Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)
Here you find a lot of Hybrid Solutions to monitor and find the benefits of Cloud management with Log Analytics.
Understanding alerts in Log Analytics :
Alerts are created by alert rules that automatically run log searches at regular intervals. If the results of the log search match particular criteria then an alert record is created. The rule can then automatically run one or more actions to proactively notify you of the alert or invoke another process. Different types of alert rules use different logic to perform this analysis.
In addition to creating an alert record in the Log Analytics repository, alerts can take the following actions.
Here you find more on Understanding alerts in Log Analytics
To keep you in Control of monitoring, Microsoft made two Mobile Apps :
Microsoft OMS on my Phone
And you got the Microsoft Azure Mobile App
For Microsoft Azure Monitoring there are all kind of Solutions in the Marketplace available :
Monitoring your IT Solutions is really important for your Application Life Cycle management to get feedback for improvements and to get Customer satisfaction.
With Microsoft Monitoring from the Cloud with Azure and OMS you get more inside information via telemetry and log analytics to keep you Up-To-Date of
your IT Hybrid Infrastructure. Modern Hybrid Cloud Datacenter(s) need a Modern Secure Monitoring environment to keep yourself and your business in Control all the time in this rapidly fast changing IT World.
Monitoring via the Microsoft Cloud gives you :
To get More information and benefits about Monitoring and diagnostics for your Design ( Best Practices )
Hope this information is helpful to get you in control of monitoring your Hybrid Cloud Solutions.
Microsoft is announcing the availability of version 9.7 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit. This release of the MAP Toolkit helps increase the agility and cost effectiveness of deploying the latest Microsoft technologies. MAP 9.7 is updated to inventory, assess and report the SQL Server 2017 and components in the SQL Server assessment. It also helps organizations assess their environment for Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Office 2016 and Office 365, track usage of Windows Server 2012, SharePoint Server 2013, and Exchange Server 2013, and preparing a migration to Windows Azure virtual machines.
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Today at Microsoft Connect(); we introduced Azure Databricks, an exciting new service in preview that brings together the best of the Apache Spark analytics platform and Azure cloud. As a close partnership between Databricks and Microsoft, Azure Databricks brings unique benefits not present in other cloud platforms. This blog post introduces the technology and new capabilities available for data scientists, data engineers, and business decision-makers using the power of Databricks on Azure.
Azure Databricks Preview
Azure Databricks is an Apache Spark-based analytics platform optimized for the Microsoft Azure cloud services platform. Designed with the founders of Apache Spark, Databricks is integrated with Azure to provide one-click setup, streamlined workflows, and an interactive workspace that enables collaboration between data scientists, data engineers, and business analysts.
Quickstart: Get started with Azure Databricks using the Azure portal :
This quickstart shows how to create an Azure Databricks workspace and an Apache Spark cluster within that workspace. Finally, you learn how to run a Spark job on the Databricks cluster.
In Databricks, you can create two different types of resources:
Standard Clusters: Databricks’ standard clusters have lot of configuration options to customize and fine tune your Spark jobs. You can learn more about standard clusters below.
Serverless Pools (BETA): With serverless pools, Databricks’ auto-manages all the resources and you just need to provide the range of instances required for the pool. Serverless pools support only Python and SQL. Serverless pools also auto-configures the resources with right Spark configuration. Visit Serverless Pools to know more about them.
Read more on the Microsoft Azure Blog here: A Technical Overview of Azure Databricks after Microsoft Connect() 2017.
Overview Azure Virtual Datacenter is an approach to making the most of the Azure cloud platform’s capabilities while respecting your existing security and networking policies. When deploying enterprise workloads to the cloud, IT organizations and business units must balance governance with developer agility. Azure Virtual Datacenter provides models to achieve this balance with an emphasis on governance. Deploying workloads to the cloud introduces the need to develop and maintain trust in the cloud to the same degree you trust your existing datacenters. The first model of Azure Virtual Datacenter guidance is designed to bridge that need through a locked-down approach to virtual infrastructures. This approach isn’t for everyone. It’s specifically designed to guide enterprise IT groups in extending their on-premises infrastructure to the Azure public cloud. We call this approach the trusted datacenter extension model. Over time, several other models will be offered, including those that allow secure Internet access directly from a virtual datacenter.
In the Azure Virtual Datacenter model, you can apply isolation policies, make the cloud more like the physical datacenters you know, and achieve the levels of security and trust you need. Four components any enterprise IT team would recognize make it possible: software-defined networking, encryption, identity management, and the Azure platform’s underlying compliance standards and certifications. These four are key to making a virtual datacenter a trusted extension of your existing infrastructure investment. Central to this model is the idea that your cloud infrastructure has isolation boundaries that can be thought of as your corporate namespace. Think of it as your isolated cloud within Azure. Within this virtual boundary, security controls, network policies, and compliance come together, providing you with an IT infrastructure on Azure capable of securely integrating cloud resources with your existing on-premises datacenter. You can deploy new virtual workspaces in the virtual datacenter much as you would deploy additional capacity to your physical datacenter. These virtual workspaces are self-contained
Environments where workloads can run independently, and workload teams can get workspace specific access. Workspaces enable teams to build solutions and manage workloads with great freedom while adhering to the overall access and security policies defined in the central IT infrastructure. This guide is intended for enterprise IT architects and executives. Using the lens of the physical datacenter, the guide discusses an approach to designing secure, trusted virtual datacenters on the Azure platform. Azure Virtual Datacenter is not a specific product or service but rather a way to think about cloud infrastructures. It offers proven practices and guidance to help smooth your migration to the cloud. At the end of this guide, you can learn about the upcoming Virtual Datacenter Automation guidance. This guidance includes a collection of scripts and Azure Resource Manager templates that will help you build an Azure Virtual Datacenter using the trusted extension model.
You can download this Awesome Microsoft whitepaper Azure Virtual Datacenter here