Unlock the flexibility and financial benefits of Azure VMs with Site24x7
Virtual machines (VMs) are one of the on-demand, scalable computing resources that Microsoft Azure offers. They enable streamlined allocation of resources in backup, disaster recovery, and deployment environments. A VM is typically chosen when you need more control over your computing environment.
However, Azure VMs come with the challenge of simultaneously monitoring them across multiple environments when the VMs are spread unevenly, with some being overutilized and others underutilized. It is also difficult to identify which application or service is causing an issue, so performing corrective actions becomes challenging.
That's why Site24x7 offers Azure VM Monitoring to optimize performance and prevent unexpected charges in your cloud environment.
Straight from the Azure Marketplace
In addition to monitoring the availability of VMs, Site24x7 provides an extension available right in the Azure Marketplace to give you more in-depth performance metrics for your Windows and Linux VMs. The VM extension provides performance metrics, including CPU, memory, disk, and service/process usage, and logs including diagnostic logs, event logs, and application logs.
The performance metrics provide insight into the health and performance of VMs, while drilling down into the logs provides security-level insights and leads to the exact root cause of the underlying issue.
Unveiling the hidden layers
Whether you run Linux or Windows on Azure, adding the Site24x7 VM extension is just a click away. Log in to your Site24x7 account and start monitoring your Azure VMs right away; if you don't have an account yet, sign up for a 30-day free trial.
Once in the Site24x7 web client, navigate to Azure Virtual Machines and select the VMs you’d like to install the extension on. During the next data collection, the extension will start monitoring key performance indicators of your Windows and Linux VMs. You can also define thresholds based on your requirements and get alerted on breaches via third-party integrations with Slack, webhooks, and Microsoft Teams to carry out remediation plans and discuss monitoring data from one console.
Control your VMs
What’s monitoring without being able to act on your findings? Let’s say you’re monitoring 100 VMs in your production environment. When the CPU usage of around 20 VMs goes beyond 90 percent or below five percent for around seven days, you should stop the VMs rather than getting billed for them at the end of the month. If you have a large number of VMs, taking any action on these machines manually would be a daunting task.
With Site24x7 Management Actions, you can instantly perform actions like stopping or starting a couple of VMs. In the Site24x7 web client, select the action to be performed and which resources these have to be executed on—that's it, you're done!
You can also use Site24x7's exclusive IT Automation tools to reduce manual intervention and automate incident remediation.
In production environments, it is common for issues to crop up out of nowhere, leaving very little time for resolution. In such cases, being informed about issues well in advance helps you perform appropriate analysis and eliminate serious performance degradation.
Instead of doing this manually, how about having a bot do it for you? Site24x7's Anomaly Dashboard helps detect any unusual spikes or aberrations in your resources' critical performance attributes. The information provided in the dashboard helps you fine-tune your resource performance and safeguard your Azure infrastructure from any unforeseen issues.
Get insight on the applications on your Azure VMs
Correlate the performance of your applications with your VMs. Monitor Microsoft applications—including SQL, IIS, Office 365, and Hyper-V—or other applications, like MySQL, Cassandra, Postgres, NGINX, and Apache, using Site24x7's more than 100 ready-to-install plugin integrations. If you can't find the plugin you’re looking for, build your own and start monitoring your applications, databases, caches, and other services in no time.
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