How to Build a Consecutive Event Monitor for a Windows Azure Application in Operations Manager

Building a consecutive event monitor for a Windows Azure Application can be very useful. Azure applications should throw exceptions when something goes wrong, sometimes they are minor issues, other times they are major. Building monitoring for this can be difficult. Should we mark an application as critical if an exception is thrown? The answer is…

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Exporting Log History Data from Orchestrator

Orchestrator keeps a log of activities for previous Runbook executions. The log history view in the Runbook Designer is one of the most heavily used functions in my Orchestrator environment. It’s very useful in determining what is happening when an activity fails. I have been looking for a quick and easy way to export this…

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How to Publish a Complex Windows Azure Application with System Center 2012 Orchestrator

Following on from my previous post about how easy it was to publish an application to Windows Azure with Orchestrator, I thought it useful to complicate things and include a few scenarios we see customers using with their Windows Azure Applications. The cases: Publish the Windows Azure Application with RDP enabled. Create a SQL Azure…

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How to Publish a Windows Azure Application with System Center 2012 Orchestrator: Easy as 1, 2, 3!

The Orchestrator team recently released the Beta Windows Azure Integration Pack for Orchestrator in System Center 2012 SP1. TechNet Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj721956.aspx Download: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=268320 This Integration Pack is full of activities to throw at Windows Azure and manage the following configuration items of your Windows Azure subscription: Certificates Deployments Cloud Services formally known as Hosted Services…

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