Azure Monitor

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Service Description

Azure Monitor offers visualization, query, routing, alerting, autoscale, and automation on data both from the Azure infrastructure (Activity Log) and each individual Azure resource (Diagnostic Logs).

Getting Started

  1. 2/10/2017, Video, 0:05:13
    For a Guide to a Modern IT Environment, click: In this quick, 5-minute video we introduce Azure's new platform service for monitoring your...
  2. 3/30/2017, Mva
    In this course, Microsoft Azure IaaS Monitoring and Management - Getting Started, you'll learn the skills you need to keep your proverbial finger on the pulse of your...
  3. 10/5/2016, Video, 0:42:00
    For a Guide to a Modern IT Environment, click: See an overview of Azure monitoring and the various facilities it offers ranging from metrics,...
  4. 3/31/2017, Video, 0:04:27
    Lead Azure engineer, Ashwin Kamath provides an overview of Azure Monitor, just released to GA, which gives you built-in platform monitoring for all-up visibility into the...
  5. 9/28/2016, Video, 1:08:06
    Learn about the core capabilities of Microsoft Azure Monitoring applicable to all Azure resources. Learn about the new capabilities of Azure monitoring in the Portal, ranging...

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Azure Monitor Documentation

1. Overview
     1.1. Monitoring in Azure
2. Quickstarts
     2.1. Alert (classic) on metric condition
     2.2. Alert on subscription activity
3. Tutorials
     3.1. Autoscale on performance and schedule
     3.2. Archive monitoring data
4. Concepts
     4.1. Sources of monitoring data
     4.2. Azure Monitor
     4.3. Agents
     4.4. Metrics
     4.5. Autoscale
     4.6. Diagnostic logs
     4.7. Activity log
     4.8. Alerts
     4.9. Alerts (classic)
     4.10. Log alerts
     4.11. Activity log alerts (Preview)
     4.12. Extend alerts from Log Analytics to Azure
     4.13. Action groups
     4.14. Azure Diagnostics Extension
     4.15. Roles permissions and security
     4.16. Partner integrations
5. How-to guides
     5.1. Walkthrough of Azure Monitor
     5.2. Create metrics charts in Metrics Explorer
     5.3. Use alerts
          5.3.1. Configure new metric or log alerts in Azure portal
          5.3.2. Configure classic alerts in Azure portal
          5.3.3. Configure classic alerts with CLI
          5.3.4. Configure classic alerts with Azure PowerShell
          5.3.5. Have a classic metric alert call a webhook
          5.3.6. Webhook actions for log alerts
          5.3.7. Create a log alert with a Resource Manager template
          5.3.8. Create a newer metric alert with a Resource Manager template
          5.3.9. Create a classic metric alert with a Resource Manager template
          5.3.10. Copy alerts from OMS portal to Azure portal
          5.3.11. Alerts with dynamic thresholds
     5.4. Use action groups with alerts
          5.4.1. Learn about the webhook schema
          5.4.2. SMS alert behavior
          5.4.3. Alert rate limiting
          5.4.4. Create action groups with Resource Manager
          5.4.5. Implement a Logic App action
     5.5. Use diagnostic logs
          5.5.1. Archive
          5.5.2. Send to Log Analytics
          5.5.3. Stream to Event Hubs
          5.5.4. Enable diagnostic settings with Resource Manager templates
          5.5.5. Prepare for JSON Lines diagnostic logs format
     5.6. Use activity log
          5.6.1. View events in activity log
          5.6.2. Configure alerts on an activity log event
          5.6.3. Archive activity log
          5.6.4. Stream activity log to Event Hubs
          5.6.5. Audit operations with Resource Manager
          5.6.6. Create activity log alerts with Resource Manager
          5.6.7. Migrate to activity log alerts
     5.7. Use service notifications
          5.7.1. View service notifications
          5.7.2. Configure alerts on service notifications
     5.8. Programmatic access
          5.8.1. Walkthrough using REST API
          5.8.2. Azure PowerShell samples
          5.8.3. Azure CLI samples
     5.9. Use Azure Diagnostics extension
          5.9.1. Send to Azure Storage
          5.9.2. Send to Application Insights
          5.9.3. Send to Event Hubs
          5.9.4. Troubleshooting
     5.10. Use autoscale
          5.10.1. Walkthrough of autoscale
          5.10.2. Understand Autoscale settings
          5.10.3. Best practices
          5.10.4. Common metrics
          5.10.5. Common patterns
          5.10.6. Autoscale using a custom metric
          5.10.7. Autoscale VM scale sets using Resource Manager templates
          5.10.8. Automatically scale machines in a VM scale set
          5.10.9. Configure webhooks and email notifications on autoscale
     5.11. Route to other locations
          5.11.1. Send metrics to Grafana
          5.11.2. Send monitoring data to an event hub
6. Reference
     6.1. Azure CLI
     6.2. Azure PowerShell
     6.3. REST
     6.4. Supported metrics
     6.5. Supported metrics for newer alerts
     6.6. Diagnostic logs services, categories, and schemas
     6.7. Activity log event schema
     6.8. Azure Diagnostics extension schema
          6.8.1. 1.3 and later
          6.8.2. 1.2
          6.8.3. 1.0
7. Resources
     7.1. Azure Roadmap
     7.2. Pricing calculator
     7.3. Regional availability
     7.4. Videos
     7.5. Quickstart templates
     7.6. Stack Overflow
     7.7. Code samples
     7.8. Usage and estimated costs

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Online Training Content

Date Title
3/30/2017 Pluralsight: Microsoft Azure IaaS Monitoring and Management - Getting Started


Tool Description


Date Title Length
Monitor Data Factory pipelines using Operations Management Suite (OMS)
Unified alerts in Azure Monitor
Managing costs with the Azure Budgets API and Action Groups
At Build 2018: Monitoring and Application Insights
Smart Insights with Machine Learning from Azure Monitoring
Friction Free Onboarding with Azure Monitor to Enable Monitoring Your Apps and Infrastructure
Continuous Monitoring for DevOps with Azure Application Insights & Log Analytics
Secure and manage your Azure resources
How to use Azure Monitor for Azure Government
Azure DDoS Protection Standard Overview

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