One of the beautiful things about Azure VMware Solution is integrating directly with other Azure services. As you may be aware, Azure VMware Solution is an Azure service that allows for running VMware workloads natively in Azure. Microsoft maintains and manages the platform components, allowing the user to focus on the workloads. As expected, periodically the platform receives upgrades and patches which are all done by Microsoft. Knowing when those patches and updates are coming is critical to the user in production operations.
Upgrades or patches should not impact workloads running on Azure VMware Solution, but knowing when they are taking place for many organizations is required to support change management protocols. The best way organizations can keep abreast of planned Azure VMware Solution maintenance, Azure service incidents, health advisories, or security advisories is to use Azure Service Health.
To configure these alerts, you will need to know which subscription and region Azure VMware Solution private cloud was deployed. From there, using Azure Service Health, you can send texts, voice calls, or emails about any combination of the previously mentioned categories.
Additionally, Azure Service Health can trigger other actions when an event occurs. For example, when an event occurs, like a pending upgrade, an Azure Logic App can be called that logs the event into your enterprise change management system. This is just one example of the very powerful use of Azure Service Health and its integrations with not only Azure VMware Solution but any Azure service.
If you would like to see step-by-step details of how to configure alerts for Azure VMware Solution, check out this blog article.