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Monitoring/Alerts and Diagnostic Logs


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Exam Prep 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

The purpose of this course is to help prepare you for the Microsoft Azure 70-533 Exam. This course focuses on key points that are meant to fill in the learning gaps for those who already have a base foundational knowledge of Microsoft Azure.

What You'll Learn in this Exam Prep 70-533

Lesson What you'll learn
Overview of the Course Overview of the course and the Learning Objectives
About the 70-533 Exam Learn about the exam, its objectives, and certification paths
Design and Implement Azure App Service Apps Discuss App Service Plans and Web Apps
Create and Manage ARM Virtual Machines Understand ARM VMs, pricing, resiliency and configuration limits
Design and Implement a Storage Strategy Learn to Implement Azure Storage, SQL Databases, and Recovery Services
Implement an Azure Active Directory Discuss Azure AD, tools, App integration, and monitoring
Implement Virtual Networks Learn about Azure networking and cross-site connectivity
Design and Deploy ARM Templates Learn about ARM Templates and Deployment options
Summary Course summary including Exam Tips and Tricks



Like most things I’d say in Azure, there are at least some ways to do monitoring and alerts. We know Virtual Machines have monitoring and alerts but also Azure Web Apps has monitoring and alerting too. We can monitor things such as HTTP requests and status codes, network bandwidth, average response times, etc. We can easily setup certain conditions which trigger alerts that allow us to send an email or webhook providing integration into other systems. Application logging is good practice and is a prerequisite to an Azure feature called Log Stream which is built to consume streams of tracing events from your Web Apps in real-time. There’s also a service called Process Explorer which allows you to view running processes like IIS’s w3wp.exe and other services on your VM.

Application logging is accessible under Monitoring -> Diagnostics Logs (which auto turns off after 12 hours) in addition to web server logging, detailed error messages, and failed request tracing. You can download logs under the /Logfiles directory and is also available to download via FTP.

About the Author

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Chris has over 15 years of experience working with top IT Enterprise businesses.  Having worked at Google helping to launch Gmail, YouTube, Maps and more and most recently at Microsoft working directly with Microsoft Azure for both Commercial and Public Sectors, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team in architecting complex solutions and advanced troubleshooting techniques.  He holds several Microsoft Certifications including Azure Certifications.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys movies, gaming, outdoor activities, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.