Setting up the database connection was easy. After login you are presented with Dashboard view. Just click “add SQL Azure database and fill in the database address, username and password to the popup. Finally press “Add database button”.
January 30, 2012
I just started to use this SQL Azure and SQL Server Monitoring tool http://www.cotega.com/ and I must say that it is exactly what I was looking for in a easy to use monitoring tool. I don’t need to be complex, feature rich and massive monitoring tool. I only need a alert when database is not accessible, if performance seems to be below average or there is a spike in the usage. Service is stil in beta but it looks really promising.
You can add notifications to you databases by going to Notifications view and pressing “Create Notification” button.
Just fill the name of the notification, select monitoring rule from “select what you want to monitor”, database and the polling frequency.
After you have selected monitoring target you can select when to create a notification. In this case I have selected “when connection fails”. After this you can fill in a email address and even select a stored procedure to be run. But with connection fails case that does not make sense :). Finally press “Add Notification”.
There you go. Just start waiting those notifications to kick in.
There is a nice feature in the notifications: When you start to receive lots of them for example conserning “connection fails” you can temporarily disable the notification directly from the notification.
You can check the logs for specific notification to make sure that rule works.
Also you can view this info in a report view for performance ananlysis purposes.
Very potential neat litle monitoring tool for those who don’t need complex solution for simple problem!