CloudMonix frequently asked questions

How can I ensure that data from my Azure dev, staging or otherwise non-production environments does not co-mingle?
This question typically applies to Azure Cloud Roles.  For Azure-managed machines, CloudMonix is Azure-context aware of particular environment where it is r...
Sun, 15 Mar, 2015 at 2:59 PM
Can I auto-scale my Azure Cloud Services based on Azure Queues or Service Bus queues or topics?
Yes, this is definately possible and is one of the more popular ways to instrument auto-scaling First, instrument monitoring of a particular queue or...
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015 at 3:33 PM
Can I receive daily, weekly or monthly uptime and performance reports?
Executive Summary Reports that are available on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis are available under Reports section These reports are highly c...
Tue, 20 Mar, 2018 at 10:48 AM
Can I control the size of my Azure Virtual Machines?
Yes.  Ability to change the size of Azure Virtual Machines is available via the AzureVmInstanceResize command available for resources of type Azure Virtual ...
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015 at 3:46 PM
What are the differences between AzureWatch and CloudMonix?
AzureWatch was originally developed in 2010 as a tool to provide auto-scaling support to Windows Azure, which was just coming out of beta.  Over the year...
Thu, 22 Dec, 2016 at 11:48 AM
Do I need to open any ports on my monitored machines for CloudMonix agents to function?
No,  CloudMonix agents communicate out via https to CloudMonix API servers and Azure storage.  No incoming connections are accepted by agents.
Wed, 1 Apr, 2015 at 12:22 PM
What IP's addresses should I whitelist so that CloudMonix can monitor things correctly?
In certain circumstances, users' firewall rules may prevent proper monitoring by CloudMonix. This can happen in the following circumstances: Any dire...
Tue, 17 Mar, 2020 at 12:54 PM
What permissions do I need for CloudMonix to monitor my SQL Azure database?
CloudMonix utilizes Dynamic Management Views to query diagnostic data from SQL Azure databases.  It will connect to master database for certain metrics and ...
Mon, 24 Jul, 2017 at 10:17 AM
Do I get charged for monitoring when my Azure VM's are stopped?
A: Yes.  CloudMonix continues to execute monitoring cycles against STOP'ed VMs
Mon, 15 Feb, 2016 at 3:26 PM
My servers (Cloud Roles and VMs) often are scaled up and down - how will I be charged for this?
CloudMonix tracks actual usage by hour.  If you have 500 servers that are turned on only 20% of the time, monthly total will come out to ~100 resources.
Wed, 8 Apr, 2015 at 1:54 AM