Preview release of the Management Pack for Windows Azure Fabric now available

Hi, we are excited to announce the preview of the Management Pack for Windows Azure Fabric. This Management Pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of Azure fabric resources that are running on Windows Azure.

 

You will find the preview Management Pack as well as the draft documentation (MP Guide) on the Microsoft Download Center.

Note that this is a completely new Management Pack that does not upgrade the previous Azure Management Pack. Note also that this Management Pack requires System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 or later. This Management Pack is currently not supported in production environments.

 

The following monitoring scenarios are covered by the Management Pack

  

   Monitoring scenario

  

  

Description

  

  

Associated rules and monitors

  

Role Instance Availability and Status

This scenario monitors the role
  instance health of each role instance as reported by Windows Azure

  • Windows Azure Role Instance Status Monitor

 

Role Instance Performance

This scenario monitors the CPU and
  Memory utilization of each role instance

  • Available Megabytes
      of Memory
  • Total CPU Utilization
      Percentage

Scale up/down

This scenario enables you to scale up
  or down the number of role instances per role, by using a task

  • Change number of role
      instances (task on the Role)

Virtual Machine Availability and Status

This scenario monitors the role
  instance health of each Virtual Machine instance as reported by Windows Azure

  • Virtual Machine Status
      Monitor

Storage Availability

This scenario monitors the availability
  of the Storage Account endpoint

  • Storage Account
      Availability Monitor

Storage Size

This scenario monitors the size of the
  storage account and optionally alerts if the size of the storage account is too large

  • Storage Account Size
      Monitor

Topology Dashboard

This scenario allows you to see how
  your monitored resources are related to each other

  • Topology dashboard
  • Service Vicinity dashboard

Certificate health

This scenario monitors certificate expiration of management and cloud service certificates and alerts if the certificates are about to expire

  • Windows Azure
      Subscription Certificate Expiration Monitor
  • Windows Azure Hosted Service Certificate Expiration Monitor

Hybrid Application definition and
  monitoring

This scenario allows you to model a
  hybrid application using a new Distributed Application template and track availability and capacity of the application using provided dashboards

  • Distributed Application template
  • Availability dashboard
  • Cloud Service capacity dashboard
       


 

Submitting feedback

You can submit feedback by sending mail directly to akep at Microsoft dot com. You can also submit feedback by commenting on this blog post.

 

We are looking forward to your feedback on this Management Pack.