Real Time Service Change Tracking
Currently with change tracking only polling every hour, if a service stops and restarts before that next hour poll there would be no indication of it happening and therefor no accurate alerting. Ideally for example I would like a real time alert for a service stopping with an action to restart the service.
You can now reduce your Windows Services collection frequency to as low as 10 seconds in the Change Tracking settings. To view more details about how this feature works, view our documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-change-tracking#change-tracking-data-collection-details . Thank you for collaborating with us to develop this capability!
Mark D. commented
Any updates on this issue? It is a crucial component for (near) real time monitoring and alerting.
Real time or near real time tracking of Windows services status is essential for monitoring & alerting. In my view, this is an absolute must if Microsoft want to increase adoption of Azure and so that we don't have to use 3rd party solutions to monitor the status Windows Services on VMs in Azure.
Yes would be very useful indeed.
Mauricio Hidalgo commented
Each solution should have an option to establish the frequency of the validation as majority of application services are critical for successful transactions completion. As mentioned below there should an option to set this value like with Windows Performance Counters.
Erik Namtvedt commented
I'd like to have every solution have an option for frequency like w/ Windows Perf Counters.
Stanislav Zhelyazkov commented
I would rather get this fixed rather than having features like File change tracking.
Alessandro Lombardi commented
Windows Services monitoring
My main concern is when a needed service goes down. It should be much easier to setup such an alert. For example, a searchbox with a list of services from all computers, a list of devices that service exists on. Select from these and done.