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- [Voice Over] So anyway, let's look at Cloud Management Services with Microsoft Azure. This is the dashboard and it's actually pretty nifty. I can see the resources here, Cloud services I created, basically groups that are there. As well as things we can do such as creating Virtual Machines, applications, launching databases, launching storage, things like that. And even you can see a server in the making. We're deploying this on the side. Since we're looking at monitoring services, go down and click "monitoring." And by the way you can do this yourself, you can sign up for a free account.
They're happy to give you that at Microsoft. And you can take this for a test-drive. So let's work from the top on the way down. Activity logging, which allows us to basically install and log things that are occurring within our accounts. And my account is pay-as-you-go. So we can look at what occurred we had a Write Storage Account, we registered it. We registered, succeeded 54 minutes ago. And basically five hours ago also wrote Classic Administrators and got that all up and running.
So the event initiated by me and this is basically a log as to what's occurring and when it occurred and who did it. Now, understand we can also pick queries up here we can select subscriptions, we can select time-spans, we can select resource groups, event categories, event severity, resource types, event initiated by, operations all this stuff is basically at our discretion. And we can also, by the way, take all these logs and download them as spreadsheets if you'd like to.
So moving down let's look at "metrics." So this allows us to gain insights across Azure resources and the multiple subscriptions using log and search visualization. So, ultimately this is about filtering things. This is about selecting resources, and this is about allowing us to pick metrics. Here on the left we can pick "ClientOtherError," "AnonymousAuthorizationError," Oh let's look at "SevereTimeoutError," and "Success," "ThrottlingError." And we can go ahead and add that to our system.
And we can start monitoring this stuff ongoing. In addition, we can have filter alerts here. It actually allows us to find patterns within the log files that we can be alerted to, and we can basically, bind actions to them or actually send notifications to somebody. So moving down, we have a "Diagnostics log." Here you can start looking at the resources, start to filter and basically select any of the resources to be logs and start doing this as you need to do it.
So the ability to look at resources and look at the particular logs that those resources are doing, but also do a diagnostics on the logs. In other words, understand what's doing in terms of trending and what's actually occurring in the system. And we can do a "log search." We can filter by name, such as "error," bind you to a subscription, and basically look at what are the instances in that log that relates to a pattern that we've entered. "Alerts" we can go over here, just very much like we saw on the Amazon alerts.
We can look at the filtering, pick resource groups, Resource to start filtering, let's do this one. Demo. Ah let's do Dave seven-one-five. And then we can filter alerts, such as "error" and go ahead and enter them in. We can also ad metrics as you did previously. There we go. "Add a rule" call it "DaveDemo." Demo.
Alert on a metric. See what we have there. Subscription: "pay-as-you-go." Resource: "Demo." Resource: "Demo408/blob." Metric:"TotalIngress" that's data in. And since we're not going to put any data in here, let's look at "AnonymousSuccess." And a Condition "Greater than," let's go down here.
Condition: "Greater than one." "Over the last two hours." Notify me via email. And go ahead and enter in here. And say "OK." And successfully created. So now we have alert that will monitor and let us know when a certain metric threshold is above one. So finally, we have "resource health." We have the ability to look at health data which is up to 15 minutes delayed and we can search on things such as success.
So go ahead and enter that. All Resources and go ahead and refresh. Again this is just nothing more but a log search. So as I type things in the log, as it finds this in the query it will pop up, and let me know to the health of the system. Probably a little less sophisticated than the Amazon Web Services System, but it's effective nonetheless. So other things in the advanced app include "application insights" so you can actually look at what's going on in within an application.` Some "management solutions" you're able to set up, again it's basically filter, pattern-matching.
And the ability to watch and monitor a network over time. And in this case we can look at "IP flow," "next hop," "security group view," again the security-based monitoring network subscription limits-- all these sorts of things. Topology. You know, all these sorts of things which are basically related to the Microsoft account. So anyway, that's it for the Microsoft Management Services. Just a very brief overview. And I urge you to go ahead and sign up for a free account and go out there and give it a try yourself. I think you'll find it's a lot of fun and you'll learn a lot as well.
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