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 Documentation

1. Azure Monitor Documentation
2. Overview
     2.1. Azure Monitor
3. Quickstarts
     3.1. Alert on metric condition
     3.2. Alert on subscription activity
4. Tutorials
     4.1. Autoscale on performance and schedule
     4.2. Archive monitoring data
5. Concepts
     5.1. Sources of monitoring data
     5.2. Roles permissions and security
     5.3. Partner integrations
     5.4. Additional overviews
          5.4.1. Monitoring tools across Azure
          5.4.2. Metrics
          5.4.3. Alerts
          5.4.4. Alerts (Preview)
          5.4.5. Log alerts
          5.4.6. Autoscale
          5.4.7. Activity log
          5.4.8. Action groups
          5.4.9. Diagnostic logs
          5.4.10. Azure Diagnostics Extension
     5.5. Schemas
          5.5.1. Azure Diagnostics extension schema
      1.3 and later
6. How-to guides
     6.1. Walkthroughs
          6.1.1. Walkthrough of Azure Monitor
          6.1.2. Walkthrough of autoscale
          6.1.3. Multi-dimensional metrics explorer
          6.1.4. Azure CLI 1.0 samples
          6.1.5. Azure PowerShell samples
     6.2. Use alerts
          6.2.1. Configure near real-time alerts in Azure portal
          6.2.2. Configure alerts in Azure portal
          6.2.3. Configure metric or log alerts in Alerts (Preview) in Azure portal
          6.2.4. Configure alerts with CLI
          6.2.5. Configure alerts with Azure PowerShell
          6.2.6. Have a metric alert call a webhook
          6.2.7. Create a metric alert with a Resource Manager template
     6.3. Use autoscale
          6.3.1. Understand Autoscale settings
          6.3.2. Best practices
          6.3.3. Common metrics
          6.3.4. Common patterns
          6.3.5. Autoscale using a custom metric
          6.3.6. Autoscale VM scale sets using Resource Manager templates
          6.3.7. Automatically scale machines in a VM scale set
          6.3.8. Configure webhooks and email notifications on autoscale
     6.4. Use the activity log
          6.4.1. View events in activity log
          6.4.2. Configure alerts on an activity log event
          6.4.3. Archive activity log
          6.4.4. Stream activity log to Event Hubs
          6.4.5. Audit operations with Resource Manager
          6.4.6. Create activity log alerts with Resource Manager
          6.4.7. Migrate to activity log alerts
     6.5. Use service notifications
          6.5.1. View service notifications
          6.5.2. Configure alerts on service notifications
     6.6. Use action groups
          6.6.1. Learn about the webhook schema
          6.6.2. SMS alert behavior
          6.6.3. Alert rate limiting
          6.6.4. Create action groups with Resource Manager
     6.7. Use diagnostic logs
          6.7.1. Archive
          6.7.2. Send to Log Analytics
          6.7.3. Stream to Event Hubs
          6.7.4. Enable diagnostic settings using Resource Manager templates
     6.8. Use the REST API
          6.8.1. Walkthrough using REST API
     6.9. Use Azure Diagnostics extension
          6.9.1. Send to Application Insights
          6.9.2. Send to Event Hubs
          6.9.3. Troubleshooting
     6.10. Create Metrics Charts in Metrics Explorer
     6.11. Send metrics to Grafana
     6.12. Send monitoring data to an event hub
7. Reference
     7.1. Azure CLI
     7.2. Azure PowerShell
     7.3. REST
     7.4. Metrics supported
     7.5. Diagnostic logs services, categories, and schemas
     7.6. Activity log event schema
     7.7. Azure Diagnostics extension schema
8. Resources
     8.1. Azure Roadmap
     8.2. Pricing calculator
     8.3. Regional availability
     8.4. Videos
     8.5. Quickstart templates
     8.6. Stack Overflow
     8.7. Code samples

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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
12/17/2017 Cloud Tech 10 - 18th December 2017 - Bot Service, Language Understanding, Azure France 🇫🇷 and more 0:06:22
10/5/2017 Analyze & Debug applications across your DevOps workflow with Azure Application Insights | 1:15:07
10/2/2017 Cloud Tech 10 - Ignite 2017 Edition - 2nd October 2017 0:06:16
9/29/2017 Four new Azure management experiences to run your business critical applications 0:49:10
5/18/2017 Azure Monitor Notifications 0:11:27
5/17/2017 Bridging the gap between app and infra, with monitoring solutions in Microsoft Azure 0:53:31
5/10/2017 Gain visibility into your apps with Azure Application Insights 0:25:32
5/10/2017 Securing web applications using Web Application Firewall 0:25:12
5/10/2017 360 (degree) monitoring for your Microsoft Azure apps 0:31:54
5/8/2017 Azure Resource Manager templates: Life after (first) deployment 1:00:22

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