Azure Monitoring: Basic Performance Monitoring of Azure VMs

As I added each monitor, I pinned it to my dashboard by clicking the little “pin” icon in the right corner.

I grouped my Network In and Network Out on the same graph and grouped all of my TCP Connections monitors on another graph. I left my CPU User Time on its own graph and grouped Disk Reads and Writes on yet another graph. Page Faults got its own graph as well.

When all was said and done, I had six different graphs.

Once I had everything pinned to the dashboard, I arranged them so they fit nicely on the screen, using different sizes as needed. I also added the running status of RWDC02 and the overall Azure Service status tile as well to round things out.
At the end of the day, my Monitoring Dashboard looked like this:

As is the case with most other Microsoft native tools, Azure monitoring will provide a nice bit of information but the use of third party Azure monitoring tools such as ManageEngine’s Azure Performance Monitor Tool will offer lots more functionality.

With the above Azure monitoring dashboard, I have an in-depth view of how my RWDC02 virtual machine is performing. There are, of course, lots of other things you can do with Azure monitoring data but I just wanted to provide an introduction here.

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Thomas Mitchell

Tom is a 20+ year veteran of the IT industry and carries numerous Microsoft certifications, including the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification. A Subject Matter Expert in Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange, Tom also possesses expert-level knowledge in several other IT disciplines, including Azure, Storage, and O365/Exchange Online. You can find Tom at his website, on LinkedIn, or on Facebook. Need to reach him by phone? Call 484-334-2790.