So, in a continuation of the Azure Monitoring stuff I've been working on lately, I see and heard of a lot of places where System Center could be doing a lot of cool stuff to make life better for our application teams that are moving to Azure. As a result I've submitted a bunch of suggestions to the connect site. What would be very helpful for me and for the System Center team is if they got more input from all of you in the form of votes on the suggestions that I've submitted.
So, below is the list of the suggestions I've posted specifically around Azure related features Microsoft IT would like to see. If you look these over and you agree they would be useful for you, please give them an up vote. If you don't think they're useful, you can down vote too. If for some reason you can't vote on the connect site, feel free to leave a comment on this post and I can forward that input along.
Thanks in advance!
- Add a way to encrypt storage account connection strings: https://connect.microsoft.com/SC/feedback/details/758265/opsmgr-azure-add-a-supported-way-to-read-an-encrypted-storage-account-connection-string
- Provide monitoring for service bug: https://connect.microsoft.com/SC/feedback/details/758266/opsmgr-azure-provide-monitoring-for-service-bus
- Provide reporting and dashboards for consumption and utilization: https://connect.microsoft.com/SC/feedback/details/758268/opsmgr-azure-provide-reporting-and-dashboards-for-measuring-consumption-and-utilization
- Provide wizards for adding monitoring to azure applications: https://connect.microsoft.com/SC/feedback/details/758269/opsmgr-azure-provide-wizards-for-adding-monitoring-to-azure-applications
- Provide the means to scale role instances up and down based on performance data: https://connect.microsoft.com/SC/feedback/details/758271/opsmgr-azure-provide-the-means-to-detect-the-need-for-scaling-up-or-down-role-instances
- Detect when Azure storage blobs and tables haven't been backed up and give me a simple way to do that backup: https://connect.microsoft.com/SC/feedback/details/762418/provide-either-a-dpm-or-opsmgr-mp-based-soluiton-to-take-azure-blob-table-backups-snapshots-and-restores
- Detect when my management certs are going to expire and help me easily keep them up to date: https://connect.microsoft.com/SC/feedback/details/762422/provide-a-means-to-detect-when-azure-management-certificates-will-expire-and-a-means-to-refresh-them
- Provide monitoring for shared caching quotas: https://connect.microsoft.com/SC/feedback/details/762424/provide-monitoring-for-shared-caching-quotas
- Provide discovery and monitoring of Azure storage accounts: https://connect.microsoft.com/SC/feedback/details/762426/provide-discovery-and-monitoring-of-windows-azure-storage-accounts
- Provide discovery and monitoring of SQL Azure data syncs: https://connect.microsoft.com/SC/feedback/details/762427/provide-discovery-of-and-montioring-for-sql-azure-data-sync