Find High CPU Processes in Azure Log Analytics

Staying on top of performance issues is a top priority for any ops team. When it comes to high CPU issues your monitoring solution may be able to tell you when CPU is high on any server. But beyond that you were then logging into the server to run perfmon or some other tool, or …

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Tune Azure Log Analytics Performance Counters to Save Money

Have you started with Performance Counters in Azure Log Analytics? If you haven’t, check out my post here. If you have, have you considered tuning them? Especially in a lab environment, the default sample intervals are very frequent. If you Tune Azure Log Analytics Performance Counters you can add more counters with less samples to …

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Getting Started with Azure Log Analytics Performance Counters

Any good monitoring solution has performance counters. Monitoring performance of your systems can put you ahead of issues, allowing you to be proactive, instead of reactive. That said, Azure Log Analytics Performance Counters aren’t enabled by default. However, it’s very easy to enable them and they add a ton of value to the monitoring environment. …

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Using Azure Log Analytics Distinct Operator

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This post is aimed at beginners with Azure Log Analytics. I’ll be discussing how you can use the Azure Log Analytics Distinct operator when you query data in your Log Analytics workspace. The Distinct operator is useful when you want to DE-duplicate your data. Or if you want to generate a report, or finding how …

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Creating Custom Azure Log Analytics Logs

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Azure Log Analytics has the ability to monitor a lot of technologies via the many solutions you can add to the service. However, what if you want to log something that isn’t available as a solution? Azure Log Analytics includes a REST API that you can post logs to. Using the the REST API will …

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