Advancing Azure Virtual Machine availability monitoring with Project Flash

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Written by Mark Russinovich, Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow, Microsoft Azure

 

“As we head into the fourth calendar year of the Advancing Reliability blog series, empowering organizations to run their workloads reliably on Azure remains one of our top priorities. We continually invest in evolving the Azure platform to help achieve this on a daily basis. Your ability to monitor virtual machine (VM) availability in a robust and comprehensive way is paramount to ensuring that your applications are available and resilient. For today’s post in the series, I have asked Program Manager, Pujitha Desiraju, from our Azure Core Platform Fundamentals Engineering team to talk about the latest observability enhancements for VM availability monitoring, as well as planned investments to deliver the best monitoring experience.”—Mark Russinovich, CTO, Azure

This post was co-authored by Principal Software Engineering Manager, Gaurav Jagtiani.

 

Flash, as the project is internally known, is a collection of efforts across Azure Engineering, that aims to evolve Azure’s virtual machine (VM) availability monitoring ecosystem into a centralized, holistic, and intelligible solution customers can rely on to meet their specific observability needs. Today, we’re excited to announce the completion of the project’s first two milestones—the preview of VM availability data in Azure Resource Graph, and the private preview of a VM availability metric in Azure Monitor.

 

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