Add a retention policy to Azure Diagnostics much like Azure Storage has for logging and analytics. It is currently WAY too hard to clean up old diagnostics data.119 votes
We’ve added the ability to set a retention policy on data from the Windows Azure Diagnostic agent to our backlog.
Add a feature to monitor the Status of a VM with some conditions.
Ex.: I want to receive an alert when the Status of VM "X" is not "Running".31 votes
We are working on a way to offer alerts off of Resource Health events, which will cover this feedback.
Program Manager, Azure Monitor
When we want to create Activity Log Alerts and Action Groups, we can only use Azure Portal or Resource Manager templates.
However, it well be easier if it will be able to create these resources by PowerShell cmdlts.30 votes
Thanks for the suggestion! We’re definitely looking to add PowerShell support for Activity Log Alerts and Action Groups. Currently, we’re hoping that this will be in the October Azure PowerShell release.
Program Manager, Azure Monitor
Azure should allow diagnostics data to be stored to a location other than Azure Table Storage (which is a **** of a pain to consume it from any useful logging solutions, e.g. splunk, nagios, etc), since there's no easy way to perform tail (or scalable query) on Table Storage.
Even sqlserver or servicebus topic would be far more useful. But ideally let the developer to write their own diagnostics appender.3 votes
We are working on a way to save diagnostics to blob storage in addition to Table storage. Blobs should be easier for 3rd party tools like splunk to work with.
We've set up a few alerts and they are working fine. It was useful in the VSO AI that the emailed alert contained some contextual links. Those links made it quick to get to the metric that triggered the alert for troubleshooting.
Useful links were: Resource (application in old AI parlance), metric history, alert details and portal.
How about giving us more links in emails?3 votes
Thank you for your feedback. We plan to include links to the resource in the alert emails soon.
– Ashwin Kamath, PM, Azure Insights
Create new azure powershell commands for retrieving virtual machines cpu % , network in , network out
Open portal --> click "Virtual machines" --> select the VM you want to monitor --> click "MONITOR" button on the top panel. Then you can view all performance data like cpu , network in , network out etc in the chart and table. To achieve the same thing I found there are no powershell commands. Please Create powershell commands for the same in the future release.3 votes
This is available via SDK today: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=331678&clcid=0x409 We are working on exposing the same thing via Powershell commandlets.
Currently, the metrics are collected every 15 minutes when scaling based on CPU. We can reduce the scaling frequency down to 15 minutes causing scaling operations to occur up to 30 minutes after the threshold is met. I'd like to see this time decreased significantly on Linux and windows VM's. In live hosting environments, we should be able to scale in minutes if not seconds based on cpu threshold.
Thank you for your feedback and patience. We are working on significantly improving the metrics, alerts and autoscale pipelines/jobs and this will reduce the end-to-end latency.
- Ashwin Kamath, PM, Azure Insights
I would like to get some alerts via sms message instead of email. Is there a way to do this?1 vote
Yes, we are working on providing various channels for alert notifications in the near future.
- Ashwin Kamath, PM, Azure Diagnostics
In the old portal you could enable application diagnostics to be output to file system, table and blob. In the new portal I can only enable file system. The table and blob options are missing?1 vote
We are working on improving the new portal and this will be coming.
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