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When you have network connections that are critical to your business, it’s important to monitor them at all times. Azure Network Watcher is a collection of network monitoring and troubleshooting tools. Not only does it allow you to set up automated monitoring, but it also gives you a suite of tools that will allow you to diagnose almost any network issue.
In this course, you’ll learn about both troubleshooting and monitoring. We’ll start with the troubleshooting tools: IP Flow Verify, Security Group View, Next Hop, Connection Troubleshoot, and VPN Troubleshoot. Then you’ll see how to use the monitoring and analysis tools: Connection Monitor, Logs, Traffic Analytics, and Network Performance Monitor.
- Use Network Watcher’s troubleshooting tools to diagnose Azure networking issues
- Configure Network Watcher’s monitoring tools to alert you when there are critical network issues
- Use Network Watcher’s analysis tools to get a more comprehensive view of networking issues
- People who want to become Azure cloud architects
- People who are preparing to take Microsoft’s AZ-101 or AZ-300 exam
- Basic knowledge of Azure virtual networks
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Welcome to Managing Connectivity with Azure Network Watcher. My name's Guy Hummel, I'm the Azure Content Lead at Cloud Academy, and I have over 10 years of experience with cloud technologies. If you have any questions, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn and send me a message, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This course is intended for people who want to become Azure cloud architects. It's an important course to take if you're preparing for Microsoft's AZ-101 exam. To get the most from this course, you should have a basic knowledge of Azure virtual networks. This course is full of hands-on examples, so I recommend that you try performing these tasks yourself on your own Azure account. If you don't already have one, then you can create a free trial account. Network Watcher is a collection of network monitoring and troubleshooting tools. These tools aren't really integrated with each other in a coherent fashion, so you'll notice some overlap and inconsistencies between them.
Nonetheless, by using a combination of these tools, you should be able to diagnose almost any network issue. We'll start with the troubleshooting tools, IP flow verify, security group view, next hop, connection troubleshoot, and VPN troubleshoot. The only one I won't be covering is packet capture. Then I'll show you how to use the monitoring and analysis tools. Connection Monitor, Logs, Traffic Analytics, and Network Performance Monitor. By the end of this course, you should be able to use Network Watcher's troubleshooting tools to diagnose Azure networking issues, configure Network Watcher's monitoring tools to alert you when there are critical network issues, and use Network Watcher's analysis tools to get a more comprehensive view of networking issues. We'd love to get your feedback on this course, so please give it a rating when you're finished. Now if you're ready to learn how to troubleshoot and monitor your Azure network connections, then let's get started.
About the Author
Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).