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Apr 15, 2019
1h 59m

Knowing how to monitor cloud-based services can be very challenging and normal monitoring tools used on-premises may not work. In this course, Design a Monitoring Strategy for Infrastructure in Microsoft Azure, you will learn foundational knowledge of monitoring capabilities and solutions in Azure. First, you will learn about Azure Monitor to provide foundational insight. Next, you will discover Application Insights to bring knowledge about custom enterprise line of business applications. Finally, you will explore how to bring different monitoring sources together and apply advanced analytics and management solutions using Log Analytics to provide deeper insight and diagnostics abilities. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to effectively monitor Azure and hybrid solutions using Azure-based monitoring solutions.

About the author
About the author

John Savill is an 11-time MVP, and he holds many Microsoft certifications including Azure Infrastructure and Azure Architecture specialist. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro. John has written eight books on Microsoft technologies including Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services and Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is John Savill, and welcome to my course, Design a Monitoring Strategy for Infrastructure in Microsoft Azure. I'm a principal technical architect at the Dallas Microsoft Technology Center. When using the cloud, the normal monitoring methodologies and tools may not apply as the vendor has responsibility for various layers and different approaches are required. In this course, we're going to look at the key Azure monitoring services available including services for base service health, looking at custom applications, and how to gain deeper insight into deployed services. By the end of this course you'll know how to design a monitoring strategy for Azure-based services, and I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn all about the monitoring options in Azure, with the Design and Monitoring Strategy for Infrastructure in Microsoft Azure course, at Pluralsight.

Monitoring Fundamentals
Welcome to the Design a Monitoring Strategy for Infrastructure in Microsoft Azure course, and this first module, Monitoring Fundamentals. My name is John Savill. I'm a principal technical architect at the Dallas Microsoft Technology Center. You can follow me on twitter @ntfaqguy, and check out other things I'm doing on my blog at savilltech. com. In this course, we're going to look at what are the various needs for monitoring and alerting and how they change when we leverage the cloud, how I can use Azure Monitor, monitoring workloads, my custom line of business applications with Application Insights, then bringing everything together and adding additional intelligence using Log Analytics. In this first module, we'll look at why monitoring is required, understanding monitoring responsibilities in the cloud, gathering information and understanding dependencies between different components of a solution, and then defining the various communication and alerting requirements.

Using Azure Monitor
Welcome to the Using Azure Monitor module. In this module, we're going to dive into, well, what is Azure Monitor, understanding metrics and activity logs, defining action groups, how I can create alerts, and then customizing and sharing service health dashboards.

Monitoring Workloads with Application Insights
This module focuses on monitoring workloads with Application Insights. Specifically, we're going to look at, well, what exactly is Application Insights, enabling Application Insights for our custom line of business applications, and then monitoring workloads with Application Insights.

Using Log Analytics
Welcome to the Log Analytics module. In this module, we're going to look at exactly what is Log Analytics, how we can query the Log Analytics data, using various management solutions that build on top of the data with various queries and visualizations, utilizing Network Performance Monitor, Azure Network Watcher and Traffic Analytics to get great insight into our networking performance and configuration, then how we can visualize data with Power BI.