How To's

Solutions to common monitoring and automation scenarios

How to monitor for and auto-restart a failed Windows Service
Certain Windows services are vital to health and reliability of systems.  Monitoring their uptime and automatically restarting them upon failure is paramoun...
Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 at 10:11 AM
How to reboot Azure Cloud Service Role instances on a scheduled basis once per day, one at a time?
Cloud Service Roles are load-balanced and ubiquitous.  Rebooting one instance while having others in the Role handle the load is considered "normal&quo...
Mon, 14 Mar, 2016 at 3:35 PM
How to get alerted when server was rebooted
Reboots can happen due to OS update, server crash, or due to user error.  Since CloudMonix checks for outages once per minute, it may not detect an outage i...
Thu, 28 May, 2015 at 9:06 AM
How to get alerted when messages have been deadlettered by Azure Service Bus queues
Knowing when messages are being dead-lettered by Azure Service Bus queues is extremely important for monitoring of the overall health of a system that relie...
Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 at 12:18 AM
How do I ensure that my Azure Service Bus Queues are being depleted?
Knowing that messages are removed speedily from Azure Storage Queues is important to know.  It is also a completely different problem then knowing when mess...
Tue, 23 Jun, 2015 at 10:45 PM
How do I ensure that my Azure Storage Queues are being depleted?
Azure Storage Queues messages should be processed in a timely manner. When messages get stuck in a queue for too long, it might highlight issues with othe...
Wed, 16 Nov, 2016 at 2:38 PM
How do I verify if Azure resources are using ARM or Classic API?
Azure resources can use either Classic (old) or ARM (new) APIs. Some of them can use either API, e.g. Virtual Machines, others use only one of them, e.g. Cl...
Mon, 3 Apr, 2017 at 12:43 AM