Join Sahil Malik for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Azure Apps: Diagnostics, Instrumentation, and Logging.
- Let's talk a little bit about what you should know. What your background should be, and the tools, et cetera that you will need, so you get the most value out of this course. You must have a general familiarity with Azure. So, when I say things like go to the Azure portal, or provision a resource group, or provision a virtual machine, these things should mean something to you. You should know how to do these basic things in Azure. You don't need to be an expert at every corner of Azure, but you need to do some basic things in Azure, that I would be explaining here. Like provisioning resources in Azure. In that wing, you are going to need full tenant level admin access to an Azure subscription, because I am going to show you things that only an administrator can see. And, yes, you are going to need a modern browser. I've used Chrome, but really any modern browser, that the Azure portal works in, is fine. Finally, some demos are going to need Visual Studio 2017. I don't think you need to be a developer, to follow along this course. But, some of the things where I talk about applications being able to log directly from their custom code, I need a place to write that code. And if you don't feel familiar with Visual Studio 2017, or things like Darknet, that's okay. Just watch through the videos, and I'm sure you'll gain some value out of it anyway, because, frankly, the code that I'm writing is extremely simplistic. Yes, in order to follow through the demos, you will need Visual Studio 2017. Some of the aspects that I'll show, such as, Snapshot Debugger, actually need Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise Edition. If you don't have Enterprise Edition, I won't sweat it, it's a small part of the course, focus on the concepts, that's what matters anyway.
- Using Application Insights to track and record exceptions
- Viewing exception details
- Diagnostic logging
- Viewing activity logs in Azure Monitor
- Assessing service health in Azure Monitor
- Displaying parameters from VMs and containers
- Tracking network-related assets
- Estimating your bill
- Viewing security and performance recommendations