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Azure Stack Uptime Monitor

Azure Stack Uptime Monitor is an open source based solution that tests the availability of Azure Stack endpoints and workloads. The solution will start testing Azure Stack endpoints directly after it is deployed.

diagram

The solution runs on a single VM deployed to an Azure Stack tenant subscription. Multiple scripts are executed at various intervals with cron to test endpoints and workload availability. Each script is executed in a docker container with Azure CLI installed. The scripts write their output to an Influx time series database. The data in the database in visualized with Grafana. Influx and Grafana are both running in a docker container as well. The data from the Influx database is exported to CSV, containing the data from the previous week. The CSV is exported daily and stored in the export storage account.

diagram

The solution only runs open source software and does not require any licenses. The solution is available in two versions:

  • Connected version
  • Disconnected version

Connected version

The connected version required internet connectivity. New updates (e.g. new tests and dashboards) are made available to the solution based on feedback. The connected version can be updated with new features. To deploy the connected version an activation key is required. The activation key can be requested by submitting a request on this repository.

Deploy the connected version

Disconnected version

The disconnected version does not require an internet connection for the solution. The source VHD, with the required prerequisistes (e.g. linux packages and docker images), is created on Azure, imported into Azure Stack and used as the source VHD for the solution deployment. The disconnected version can not be updated. Once installed, it will have to be fully redeployed to use a newer version, deleting all hisotrical data.

Deploy the disconnected version

Telemetry

The connected version sends telemetry to Microsoft. The telemetry does not contain any PII data. The content of the telemetry is stored in CSV files on Azure Stack and can be reviewed in the storage container of the solution's resource group (e.g. export7dyjlrji2i5qa > csv > 75e9f0e8-6a4d-4c0c-8c7c-bef5f533a844-y2019w05.csv). The disconnected version does not send any telemetry data to Microsoft, but you can retrieve the CSV files from the storage container in the solution's resource group in Azure Stack.

Access

Once the deployment is complete the solution provides the following endpoints

  • Grafana portal on https://[loadbalancer-public-ip-address]:3000
  • SSH to the VM with ssh [adminUserName]@[loadbalancer-public-ip-address]

Each endpoint requires authentication. The Grafana portal can be accessed with username azureadmin (or whatever other value was submitted for the adminUsername parameter during deployment) and the password specified for the grafanaPassword parameter. Connecting with SSH to the VM requires the the client to have the private key of the SSH key pair (matching the public key specified for the sshPublicKey parameter during deployment) imported into the terminal client.

Dashboard

When you have signed in to the Grafana portal, select

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