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Monitoring Service Bus


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Duration1h 11m


Course Description

This course teaches you how to manage application and network services in the Azure ecosystem.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you'll have gained a firm understanding of the key components that comprise the Azure application and network services ecosystem. Ideally, you will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • How to use Active Directory.
  • How to understand networking strategies for Azure and communication services. 
  • How to use Redis cache. 

Intended Audience

This course is intended for individuals who wish to pursue the Azure 70-532 certification.


You should have work experience with Azure and general cloud computing knowledge.

This Course Includes

  • 1 hour and 10 minutes of high-definition video.
  • Expert-led instruction and exploration of important concepts surrounding Azure application and network services.

What You Will Learn

  • How to utilize Azure Active Directory.
  • How to implement Azure communication strategies.
  • How to take advantage of Redis caching. 


Hello and welcome back, in this section we'll take a brief look at the features available for monitoring Service Bus.

Before we get started, it's worth mentioning the Service Bus Explorer, a free and useful utility for managing Service Bus entities, we won't go into detail here but the tool is available as a visual studio solution download that you can build, run, and explore yourself. The tool allows you to inspect the various properties of your Service Bus entities such as cues, event hubs, notification hubs, along with a rich variety of utilities for monitoring and interacting with those entities.

Viewing the key metrics for a queue, a topic, event, or notification hub is as simple as navigating to the dashboard of the entity we're interested in. In this example the dashboard presents the key metrics describing our queue, by default we can see several metrics that we would expect to see for a queue, such as the number of incoming messages, errors, and successful requests. The metrics we see can be customized by selecting the ones that we're interested in from the drop down. We can also define our time period, and select relative or absolute values.

I'm hear on the Classic Portal and in the case of topics and notification hubs, we can also view detailed sections of the metrics. We do this by navigating to the monitor tab at the top of the page where we again see the familiar dashboard graph. And we click add metric at the bottom of the page. And for our notification hub we can select from a wide range of specific metrics and categorized metrics. So we can have WINS, APNS, GCM, MPNS. If we close this. And now I'm gonna go to the topic Monitor tab. And if we click on add metrics for our topic, we get a similar selection, a variety here, we have a different set of metrics which are specific to topics.

This concludes the scaling service bus section of the course, in this short section we covered scaling strategies and considerations for the various service entities, and we had an instruction to monitoring those entities, our next and final section, we'll look at readers cache and we hope to see you there.

About the Author

Isaac has been using Microsoft Azure for several years now, working across the various aspects of the service for a variety of customers and systems. He’s a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Azure Insider, as well as a proponent of functional programming, in particular F#. As a software developer by trade, he’s a big fan of platform services that allow developers to focus on delivering business value.