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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
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Book Image

Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Kamil Mrzygłód

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is currently one of the fastest growing public cloud service providers thanks to its sophisticated set of services for building fault-tolerant and scalable cloud-based applications. This second edition of Azure for Developers will take you on a journey through the various PaaS services available in Azure, including Azure App Service, Azure Functions, and Azure SQL Databases, showing you how to build a complete and reliable system with ease. Throughout the book, you’ll discover ways to enhance your skills when building cloud-based solutions leveraging different SQL/NoSQL databases, serverless and messaging components, containerized solutions, and even search engines such as Azure Cognitive Search. That’s not all!! The book also covers more advanced scenarios such as scalability best practices, serving static content with Azure CDN, and distributing loads with Azure Traffic Manager, Azure Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door. By the end of this Azure book, you’ll be able to build modern applications on the Azure cloud using the most popular and promising technologies to make your solutions reliable, stable, and efficient.
Table of Contents (32 chapters)
Part 1: PaaS and Containers
Part 2: Serverless and Reactive Architecture
Part 3: Storage, Messaging, and Monitoring
Part 4: Performance, Scalability, and Maintainability

Endpoint monitoring

Besides routing traffic to a different endpoint, Azure Traffic Manager offers some additional functionalities when it comes to monitoring. Besides the traditional Metrics blade, there is an extra feature available called Traffic view, which enables you to monitor traffic. What is more, you can use many different built-in mechanisms (such as nslookup in Windows OS), to check the current configuration of the service.


To use nslookup, you must run the command line in Windows using your administrator account. Once it is loaded, enter the following command:

nslookup <Traffic-Manager-DNS-name>

After a moment, it should return a result showing the command resolution:

Server:  UnKnown
Address:  2001:730:3ed2::53
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    hosts.butter-prod-euw-functionapp.azurewebsites...