Windows Azure Diagnostics is a foundational course for Windows Azure Development. Mastering Windows Azure Diagnostics is very important for success with Windows Azure Platform. Course starts by walking through key components of Windows Azure Diagnostics, showcasing a basic hello world demo. Course then covers important topics like working in Full IIS mode, integrating with Enterprise Libray Logging Application Block, configuration precedence, and capturing data buffers including integration with Log4Net. Finally course various tips and tricks including On-Demand transfer, IntelliTrace, PowerShell, Database Trace Listeners, among others. This course is strongly recommended for any serious development on Windows Azure
Niraj works as an Enterprise Architect for a Fortune 500 company and has an innate passion for building / studying software systems. He is also a manager/speaker at BDOTNET, India’s largest .NET user group.
Introduction Hi. This is Niraj Bhatt, Pluralsight and in this module I'm going to introduce you to Windows Azure Diagnostics. Windows Azure Diagnostics to me is the key for success on Windows as your platform. In this module, I'm going to help you understand what Windows Azure Diagnostics is. Then I'm going to walk you through some of the key components, which are part of Windows Azure Diagnostics. From then on, we are going to get started with a little demo and finally, see how we can handle full IAS support and integrate that with Windows Azure Diagnostics.
Integration with Enterprise Library Logging Application Block Hi, this is Niraj Bhatt and this modular we are going to see how we can intricate enterprise library logging application block that's Windows Azure diagnostics. We are going to start by looking at how we can set up the enterprise library logging application block. From there are on, we are going to see what changes we need to make to configure it for Windows Azure. And then we would see how we can modify the verbosity of over logging at one time. Now what this means is, you would like to start by collecting as minimal logging information as possible, so that you meet your performance ascelis, and then when you run into a separate issue, you would like to increase the verbosity to actually debug that issue. And finally, we are going to see some few privates around this integration.
Configuration Precedence Hi. This is Niraj for Pluralsight. In this module we are going to investigate the configuration precedents around windows azure diagnostics. In the earlier modules we have seen that the diagnostic monitor is responsible for transferring diagnostic data from local storage to windows azure storage, and the way you can set up diagnostic monitor is using your static conflagrations. Static conflagrations, we have already seen an example of that using the diagnostics for wadcfg. You can also configure the diagnostic monitor using dynamic code driven conflagrations. And once your application is deployed onto windows azure you can use the APIs to modify the conflagrations stored inside the wad control container. So let's understand the precedence around these various conflagrations.
Capturing Windows Azure Diagnostics Data Buffers Hi! This is Niraj for Pluralsight. In this module we are going to see how can we capture various data buffers using Windows Azure Diagnostics. Windows Azure Diagnostics supports various data buffers including Windows Event Logs, Custom Logs, IIS logs, (inaudible) counters and so on and so forth. We are going to explore the configuration for each of this data buffers as to what are the various parameters we can set for them. And finally, we are going to see demos around each of this data buffers and see what are the different configurations and where are these data buffers getting stored on Windows as your storage. So let's get started.
Tips And Tricks Hi, this is Niraj for Pluralsight. Welcome to this module on Tips and Tricks on Windows Azure Diagnostics. In this module, we are going to look at some best practices that are on Windows Azure Diagnostics as to what you should and what shouldn't do while working with it. We're also going to look at some of the support tools for IT Pros and IT admins like the PowerShell and the various PowerShell Cmdlets available for Windows Azure Diagnostics. And as usual, this module too could be packed with demos. So let's get started.