Azure Management Studio

I have a humble request to make: While it certainly helps when you upvote a feedback item, it would be super useful to us if you can take a moment and add comment to that item as to why you’re upvoting that item. That would help us understand your requirement much better. Plus it would give us an opportunity to engage in a conversation with you (one thing we cherish the most).

Or if you’d prefer, please feel free to email me.

Gaurav – Product Manager
gmantri@cerebrata.com

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  1. Monitor Azure Service Dashboard for issues

    Azure Management Studio is used by developers and DevOPs/Operations folks to monitor systems running in Azure. Microsoft offers a service Dashboard at http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/service-dashboard/. This dashboard provides an RSS feed of any current issues. It would be an interesting feature to have AMS read the RSS feeds and have an alert somewhere on the UI if there is an issue. It could even be tailored/configured to look in specific regions, for specific services, or even set it self to watch for services the user has connected to in AMS. So, if you have a VM set up in AMS it…

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    • Purge should occur concurrently

      I purge diagnostics data each month from our production deployments. Previously (a few versions back) I was able to purge multiple types of data concurrently. I now find that each purge request is queued up and run synchronously. This seems very inefficient to me. I have tons of bandwidth and CPU capability to run all of these simultaneously. I found one relevant setting called ‘Maximum number of concurrent tasks’ but it was set to 8 even though I only see one thing run at a time. Below is a screenshot of what I am seeing.

      Could this be changed to…

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      • When searching trace logs, allow more complex operations on Text to Search, like AND, OR, and NOT.

        Text to Search allows for searching of one term at a time. It would be nice to allow operations like AND, OR, and NOT when searching.

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        • Manage Diagnostics Alerts

          Manage Diagnostics Alerts and send notifications

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          • Chart axis should sometimes have absolute scale

            Charts are not rendered to correct scale e.g. when displaying CPU usage as a percentage. If the max CPU usage was 10% and the CPU usage shoots up to 10% it looks like the system is actually running at 100% CPU usage. This defeats the visual illustration of a percentage chart.

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            • Add a "Clear Logs" button to the Trace Logs window when in "Live" mode

              When I'm watching live trace information, it would be nice to be able to clear the window so I can visually detect when new data comes in, rather than having to look at the scroll-bar position or something like that.

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              • View Performance Counter chart in its entirety

                My #1 feature that I'd still like to see is the ability to view a performance counter chart in its entirety.

                For example, I want to view the CPU usage of my web roles over the past month. I want to see 30,000ft view of the CPU activity - to see where there might have been spikes. Currently, I can only view 24 hours at a time. It would be really nice if there was no maximum, so I can see a much bigger chart. Currently I have to go day by day, which is annoying.

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                • Scheduled Diagnostics purge functionality

                  By an AMS Windows Service.

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                    • Colors for scale bars should match graphs just like ADM2

                      In ADM2, the scale bars are on the right with colors matching the colors of individual graph. in AMS, the scale bars are all on the left in the same black color.

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                      • Trace Logs - download messages for both worker and web role together

                        Hi,

                        When refreshing the ‘Trace Logs’ view, it only downloads trace messages for the worker role; the webrole is ignored. To load both I have to open a new view and right away messages for both roles show. Then when I hit refresh, it only loads messages for the one role.

                        Please fix this when you get chance.

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