Application Performance Monitoring with Application Insights

In my previous post I showed how you can setup a website availability monitor within Application Insights. That post gave us some data to use and play with. In this post, I’m going to show you how you can light up your world with Application Performance Monitoring (APM) in Application Insights. Unlike the Website Availability …

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Timer Trigger Azure Functions: Post logs to Log Analytics

In my previous post I showed how to create HTTP trigger Powershell Azure Function. Timer triggers have a number of difference uses for Ops people. They can be used to schedule start Azure Automation Runbooks, run a query against a database in a set interval, or check the response time on a website. In this …

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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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SCOM HTML5 Dashboards: SquaredUp vs SCOM 1801 Dashboard

With the release of SCOM 1801, Microsoft has released a full HTML5 dashboard for SCOM. There are no more dependencies on silver-light. So how does the new dashboard compare to third party SCOM HTML5 dashboards? full disclosure: I have used SquaredUp for years in lab and production environments. I have recommended it to several clients …

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Upgrade SCOM 2016 to 1801

Updated May 3rd. Microsoft has released a fix for the report server upgrade issue. My post about it here. Updated Feb 15th for one of the but fixes mentioned below Updated March 15th for the High DPI Scaling issue Microsoft has released System Center 1801. Wait, that looks like a Configuration Manager build number. You …

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