Overview

In this workshop, you practice implementing Azure Monitor to collect, analyze and act on monitoring telemetry from Azure environments. You learn to configure and interpret monitoring for virtual machines, networking, and web applications.

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Prerequisites

Understand the basic functionality of Azure Monitor and Log Analytics workspaces.

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Delegates will learn how to

Module 1: Create and configure a Log Analytics workspace

Understand how to create and configure a Log Analytics workspace, and how to configure data retention and health status alerts for the workspace.

  • Introduction
  • Create a Log Analytics workspace
  • Configure access to Log Analytics workspaces
  • Configure Log Analytics data retention
  • Configure Log Analytics health status alerts
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 2: Configure monitoring for applications

Understand how to monitor the performance of your applications and how to collect and analyze the appropriate telemetry to improve application performance.

  • Introduction
  • Understand Application Insights
  • Application Insights sampling
  • Diagnostic settings and resource logs
  • Azure SQL Insights
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 3: Configure monitoring for virtual machines

Understand how to deploy and configure Azure Monitor Agent on IaaS VMs and how to enable VM Insights and Data Collection Rules to monitor performance and application telemetry.

  • Introduction
  • Deploy Azure Monitor Agent to IaaS Virtual Machines
  • Monitor Performance with VM insights
  • Configure data collection rules for IaaS VM logs
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 4: Configure monitoring for virtual networks

Understand how to use Azure Network Watcher Connection Monitor, flow logs, NSG diagnostics, and packet capture to monitor connectivity across your Azure IaaS network resources.

  • Introduction
  • Topology
  • Connection Monitor
  • IP flow verify and NSG diagnostics
  • Packet capture
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 5: Configure alerts and responses

Understand how to configure and manage alerts and responses in order to proactively manage notifications about potential issues before those issues become problems for your users.

  • Introduction
  • Azure Monitor alerts
  • Action groups
  • Alert rules
  • Alert processing rules
  • Azure Monitor change analysis
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 6: Guided Project – Deploy and configure Azure Monitor

Understand how to configure and manage alerts and responses in order to proactively manage notifications about potential issues before those issues become problems for your users.

  • Introduction
  • Azure Monitor alerts
  • Action groups
  • Alert rules
  • Alert processing rules
  • Azure Monitor change analysis
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

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