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Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for Architects

By : John Savill
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Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for Architects

By: John Savill

Overview of this book

With Microsoft Azure challenging Amazon Web Services (AWS) for market share, there has been no better time for IT professionals to broaden and expand their knowledge of Microsoft’s flagship virtualization and cloud computing service. Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for Architects: Designing Cloud Solutions helps readers develop the skills required to understand the capabilities of Microsoft Azure for Infrastructure Services and implement a public cloud to achieve full virtualization of data, both on and off premise. Microsoft Azure provides granular control in choosing core infrastructure components, enabling IT administrators to deploy new Windows Server and Linux virtual machines, adjust usage as requirements change, and scale to meet the infrastructure needs of their entire organization. This accurate, authoritative book covers topics including IaaS cost and options, customizing VM storage, enabling external connectivity to Azure virtual machines, extending Azure Active Directory, replicating and backing up to Azure, disaster recovery, and much more
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Cover
2
Acknowledgments
3
About the Author
4
Introduction
17
Index
18
End User License Agreement

Monitoring

Chapter 10 covers monitoring in more detail. However, since this is one of the core pillars, I wanted to quickly touch on it here as part of architectural decisions. As architects the exact operation of services will typically fall outside of the scope; however, an organization may have requirements for insight into network traffic and/or accompanying logs. Additionally, the ability to check the health and flow of traffic may be required.

Like nearly all Azure resources, the diagnostics logs associated to networking can be sent to Log Analytics, a storage account, and/or an event hub (where the logs can be consumed by a SIEM solution). Network Watcher provides a number of capabilities around network health, including diagnosing connection and routing issues, troubleshooting VPN and ExpressRoute, and providing easy insight into NSGs deployed and in effect in an environment. It also has capabilities to capture packets via an extension in the VM, which is separate from the virtual...