The main idea of Azure LogAnalytics is a service in Azure cloud that monitors the cloud and on-premisesenvironments to maintain their availability and performance. The Log Analyticscollects data that basically generated by using resources of cloud andon-premises environments and from other monitoring tools to provide analysisacross multiple sources. We can usemonitoring if we have no current monitoring in place for our Azure environmentthen we should start with Azure Monitor.
The azure monitor collects and analyzes monitoring data for Azureresources. Log Analytics can collect data from Azure Monitor to correlate itwith other data also provide additional analysis. When we need to monitoron-premises environment then log analytics can add significant value. If theenvironment have existing monitoring using services (system center operationmanager) then also lgonanalytics can add useful value. We can access LogAnalytics through the Azure portal, which runs in any browser and provide withaccess to configuration settings and multiple tools to analyze and act oncollected data. Now general availability (GA) release of the ContainerMonitoring management feature for Azure Log Analytics, which is now availablevia the Azure Marketplace.Network Watcher is a service thatenables to monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario. Networkdiagnostic and visualization tools available with Network Watcher helps tounderstand, diagnose, and gain insights to the network in Azure.
Theconnectivity check feature in Azure Network Watcher is in public preview. Wecan use Network Watcher to test a direct TCP connection from a virtual machineto a virtual machine,URI,IPv4 address. All these are implemented throughNetwork Security Groups, firewalls, user-defined routes, and resources providedby Azure. Complex configurations make troubleshooting connectivity problemschallenging. Network Watcher helps reduce the amount of time to find and detectconnectivity problems. The returned results can provide insights into whether aconnectivity problem is due to a platform or a user configuration problem. Theconnectivity can be checked with PowerShell, Azure CLI, and REST API. Now apreview of a new Connectivity Check feature in Azure Network Watcher, which isMicrosoft’s service for “scenario-based monitoring” of Azure networkresource interactions.
Azure Monitor is the built-inplatform monitoring service that provides a single pipeline for monitoring anddiagnostics data across all Azure services, enabling a user to monitor,diagnose, and get alerts & notifications of problems in cloudinfrastructure. It will be added two new tools and increase the capabilities.One new feature is the ability to create multiple resource diagnostic settingsper resource. The second new Azure Monitor feature in preview helpsorganizations with multiple Azure subscriptions. They can now write themonitoring data across subscriptions.
Azure Blob storage is a servicefor storing large amounts of unstructured data objects example text or binarydata these data can be accessed from anywhere in the world using HTTP, HTTPS. Common uses of Blob storage areserving images or documents directly to a browser. Storing files fordistributed access. Streaming video and audio.
Storing data for backup andrestore, disaster recovery, Storing data for analysis by an on-premises andarchiving.Storage account is a importantcomponent of blob service and its all access to Azure Storage is done through astorage account. This storage account can be a General-purpose storage accountor a Blob storage account, which is specialized for storing objects or blobs.And a container provides a grouping of a set of blobs. All blobs must be in acontainer. An account can contain an unlimited number of containers.
Acontainer can store an unlimited number of blobs. Blob is also a key componentof blob service. Azure Storage offers three types of blobs: block blobs, appendblobs, and page blobs.However, Now added Archive BlobStorage and a Blob-Level Tiering capability. The Archive Blob Storage offeringis a low-cost that delivering durable, highly available, secure cloud storagefor rarely accessed data. In addition, the Blob-Level Tiering is an option forAzure Blob Storage accounts.
It permits organizations to change the access tierof a blob among the Hot, Cool, or Archive tiers. It’s possible for all threetiers to make coexist within the same account. Blob-Level Tiering supportsASP.NET, C#.NET, MVC.NET, Node.js client libraries.
Which is amazing forcutting edge technology lover. Azure Analysis Services supportsthe shared On-Premises Data Gateway which is used with Power BI, Flow, LogicApps, and PowerApps. The on-premises data gateway acts as a bridge, providingsecure data transfer between on-premises data sources and Azure AnalysisServices servers in the cloud. It has 4 setps to set up the gateway downloadand run set up, Register getway, Create a gateway resource in azure, connectservers to gateway resource.
Let’s explain little bit.Here are the gateway we installedon a computer in the organization runs as a Windows service, On-premises datagateway. This local service is registered with the Gateway Cloud Servicethrough Azure Service Bus. Then create a gateway resource Gateway Cloud Servicefor the Azure subscription. Azure Analysis Services servers are then connectedto that gateway resource.
When models on that server need to connect to thaton-premises data sources for queries or processing, a query and data flowtraverses the gateway resource, Azure Service Bus, the local on-premises datagateway service, and the data sources.Now Azure Analysis Services hassupport for a shared gateway used on the customer’s premises. This gateway,called the “On-Premises Data Gateway,” is used to support the use ofMicrosoft Flow, Logic Apps, PowerApps and Power BI services. Enterpriseapplication builder team or Company or Organization typically might use theOn-Premises Data Gateway when they want to secure data locally that’s used withthose services.