Tag Archives: Azure

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 […]

Error while hosting Node+socket.io chat room on Azure

One of our recent projects involve a scalable mult-chatroom service. Deciding to go the route of Node+socket.io for scalable and performance oriented service we started with the official socket.io tutorial at (http://socket.io/get-started/chat/). That worked wonderfully . As the next step we went ahead and hosted it on Azure! Here is what the socket told us! […]

Using InsertOrReplace/InsertOrMerge with the Storage Client!

Trying out the new Replace or Insert option(Upsert) in the Storage Client and can’t get rid of the following error message “"<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>rn<error xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices/metadata">rn  <code>InvalidHeaderValue</code>rn  <message xml:lang="en-US">The value for one of the HTTP headers is not in the correct format.</message>rn</error>"” The main issue is that the new API is available only in the […]

When Azure Diagnostics just won’t collect your data!!!

Recently realized that while we had happily implemented tracing and diagnostics in our applications , tools like Cerebrata , Azure MMC etc were just not showing any trace data.. We were doing everything by the book and even re-opened the training kit but the trace just won’t get collected. After A LOT of investigation and […]

Azure Tip:- WCF WebRole Accessing Table Storage:- SetPublisherAccess error

If you are using a WCF Web Role to access table storage you might come across the following error SetConfigurationSettingPublisher needs to be called before FromConfigurationSetting can be used The following steps can help you 1. Ensure you have the Cloud project set up as the start up project 2. Ensure you are using the […]

Bulb Flash:- Azure Development Quick Tip!!

Recently we were stumped with the following error while working on an Azure project Error 1 The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters. C:Program FilesMSBuildMicrosoftCloud Service1.0Visual Studio 10.0Microsoft.CloudService.targets 202 5 OrderManagement […]