Category Archives: VM

Using the Azure Support Portal to diagnose a CPU Spike!

In one of our recent projects we had alerts set up for CPU and memory spikes. The CPU alert was set at 10% and 50%. While we got the 10% alert periodically when the app was in active usage , we also got a few 50% alerts once in a while which would get resolved […]

How we almost killed our Azure Deployment by diagnosing it!

We recently learnt a lot of new lessons in Azure Websites deployments and diagnostics and will plan to write a set of blogs to hopefully help some fellow programmers but this one lesson is most important to remember before you even start diagnosing! Recently while checking the health of one of our production deployments we […]

Working with your Azure VM!

  In continuation with the Working with Azure VM Series this section shows you how to log on to the virtual machine so you can manage its settings and the applications that you’ll run on it and how to attach an empty data disk to the virtual machine. See the Attach a Data Disk Tutorial […]

Creating a VM on Azure

While we’ve been using Azure PAAS services extensively since Azure Beta, we’ve not had too many chances to play with the power of the VMs. On a recent project we had to work with MongoDB and while on prod we used MongoLabs , we did use MongoDB on Azure for our development and staging purposes! […]