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Monitoring if an Azure Server Goes Offline

Paul Bergson builds an alert:

My miniature schnauzer, Raven, is a smart and lively dog who loves to hunt for rodents in the yard. She has a keen sense of smell and can detect the slightest movement of her prey. She barks loudly to alert me whenever she finds a potential target and chases after it with all her speed. However, the rodents are too cunning and often escape to a tree or a hole in the ground before she can catch them. She then returns to me with a disappointed look on her face, hoping for a treat or a pat on the head.

Azure Monitor is like Raven, but much more efficient and reliable. It can monitor your Azure servers and detect when they go offline in ~1 minute. It can also alert you via email, SMS, or webhook when something goes wrong, so you can take action to fix it. With Azure Monitor, you can stay on top of your server’s health and performance.

Read on to see how you can use Azure Monitor and build policies, with much less cleanup requirement than a dog.