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Azure Batch Explorer

Note: Batch Labs is a cross-platform client tool for browsing Azure Batch resources. Batch Labs is supported by Microsoft and is the preferred client tool to use with Azure Batch. Batch Explorer will continue to exist in this repository only as a sample and will not be updated to expose the latest features of Azure Batch. We will not be accepting new feature contributions.

Azure Batch Explorer

The Azure Batch Explorer is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application used for viewing, managing, monitoring, and debugging entities within an Azure Batch account. While this application is not officially supported, it is updated periodically, and is an invaluable tool not only for those new to Batch, but anyone developing or managing Batch applications.

Some features of the Batch Explorer:

  • List Batch entities like pools, compute nodes, jobs, tasks, and schedules, and view their properties
  • View task status and execution information
  • List and download files from compute nodes
  • Create user accounts on compute nodes and download RDP files for remote connection
  • Resize pools and reboot, reimage, or delete compute nodes
  • Create and delete pools, jobs, tasks, and job schedules
  • Monitor task execution with the Heat Map

Using the Batch Explorer

To manage entities in your Batch account with the Batch Explorer, you must first configure it by adding your account information. Build and run the application using Visual Studio 2015 or above, then perform the following to add your account information and connect to the Batch service:

  1. Click Accounts > Add > Default Account Manager
  2. In the Add Account dialog that is displayed, add an Account Alias, a unique identifier for this account within Batch Explorer
  3. Enter the Batch Service URL, Account name, and account Key in the other three textboxes. These values can be found within the Batch Account blade within the Azure Portal.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Accounts > Connect > Default Account Manager, followed by your account name, to connect the Batch Explorer to your account.

You may now start exploring the entities within your Batch account. You can start by refreshing an entity type via the Refresh menu, selecting one in the top-left pane, then viewing its details in the top- and middle-right panes.