Monitoring Microsoft Azure

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Monitoring Microsoft Azure

Authors: June Cho, Tim Warner, Ned Bellavance

Once an MS Azure solution is deployed, you’ll need to monitor it on an ongoing basis. This includes monitoring the networking and security elements of the solution, as well as... Read more

What you will learn

  • How to monitor resource utilization and the resource and subscription level
  • How to monitor MS Azure networking and security services

Pre-requisites

This path is intended for novice learners, and prior knowledge of virtual machines, cloud computing fundamentals, and server administration is required.

Beginner

The courses in this section will teach you the fundamentals for MS Azure monitoring, focused on resource utilization and the subscription level.

Analyzing Microsoft Azure Subscription Resource Utilization

by June Cho

Dec 13, 2018 / 1h 16m

1h 16m

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Description

It is difficult to manage your Azure resource consumption as you scale your applications; however, with Azure Monitor you can quickly integrate services that will help you manage your resources more efficiently. In this course, Analyzing Microsoft Azure Subscription Resource Utilization, you will learn to use different services in Azure Monitor to create a custom solution that will help your particular needs. First, you will explore how to view and analyze alerts across Azure. Next, you will learn how to create a custom Azure dashboard. Finally, you will discover how to monitor Azure spending, and create functions in Log Analytics. By the end of this course, you will know how to properly analyze your Microsoft Azure subscription resource utilization.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Getting Started
  3. Viewing and Analyzing Alerts Across Subscription
  4. Viewing and Analyzing Metrics Across Subscription
  5. Creating Action Groups
  6. Monitoring and Reporting on Spend
  7. Creating a Dashboard Using Designer
  8. Utilizing Log Search Query Functions
  9. Viewing Alerts in Log Analytics
  10. Wrapping Up

Intermediate

These intermediate courses will take you through some of the more intricate elements within MS Azure monitoring, focused on resource utilization and the resource level

Monitoring Microsoft Azure Resources and Workloads

by Tim Warner

Dec 14, 2018 / 2h 1m

2h 1m

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Description

If you have a site-to-site Virtual Private Network (VPN) between your on-premises environment and one or more Virtual Private Networks (VNets) in Azure, then you probably have excellent visibility into the on-premises side of the network equation. In this course, Monitoring Microsoft Azure Resources and Workloads, you will learn how to use Microsoft Azure monitoring tools to gain monitor Azure network (as well as on-prem) resources closely and effectively. First, you will learn how to monitor individual Azure-based resources. Next, you will use Microsoft Monitor to aggregate monitoring across entire hybrid cloud workloads. Finally, you will visualize monitoring data by using Azure Log Analytics, Power BI, and other first and third-party tools. When you’re finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of Azure workload monitoring that will help you as you move forward in your career as an Azure administrator or solution architect.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Monitoring Resources in Microsoft Azure
  3. Monitoring Workloads in Microsoft Azure
  4. Monitoring Microsoft Azure with Third-party Tools

Advanced

In this section, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the more complicated areas in MS Azure monitoring, focused on monitoring security and networking services.

Managing Microsoft Azure Security

by Ned Bellavance

Dec 12, 2018 / 2h 30m

2h 30m

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Description

Configuring and monitoring the security of your Azure environment is a challenging endeavor. You want to ensure that you are following best practices, finding the important events, and taking a proactive stance on security configuration. Microsoft Azure Security Center helps provide a single management point for all things security in Azure. In this course, Managing Microsoft Azure Security, you'll learn how to properly leverage the Azure Security Center from Microsoft to meet the advanced security needs of a cloud deployment. First, you'll configure policies and data collection for the resources in your Azure subscriptions. Next, you'll review the recommended actions from the Security Center and prioritize which actions to take first. Finally, you'll investigate alerts and incidents to determine the root cause of a security intrusion. By the end of this course, you'll be able to leverage Azure Security Center to improve your security posture in Azure and assess and remediate vulnerabilities effectively.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introducing Monitoring Azure Security
  3. Understanding Azure Security Center
  4. Policies and Data Collection
  5. Security Assessments and Threat Prevention
  6. Managing Security Solutions
  7. Investigating Threats
  8. Automating Security Workflows
  9. Advanced Cloud Defense

Monitoring Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud Networks

by Tim Warner

Nov 13, 2018 / 1h 50m

1h 50m

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Description

If you have a site-to-site virtual private network (VPN) between your on-premises environment and one or more virtual private networks (VNets) in Azure, then you probably have excellent visibility into the on-premises side of the network equation. In this course, Monitoring Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud Networks, you will learn how to use Microsoft Azure monitoring tools to monitor Azure network (as well as on-prem) resources closely and effectively. First, you will learn how to monitor traffic between Windows Server and Linux virtual machines (VMs) running in Azure. Next, you will use Network Watcher and Network Performance Monitor (NPM) to diagnose inter-VNet connection problems. Finally, you will explore geo-distributed traffic by using Azure Traffic Manager Traffic View. When you are finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of Azure hybrid network monitoring that will help you as you move forward in your career as an Azure architect or administrator.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Monitoring Network Traffic between Virtual Machines
  3. Diagnosing Inter-network Communication Problems
  4. Visualizing Network Traffic