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Windows Azure Monitor
=====================

Introduction
------------

	Windows Azure Monitor includes utilities to monitor different aspects of Windows
	Azure. These utilities are designed to be used with Nagios and Zabbix, but could
	also be used in other creative ways.

License
-------
	Apache License, Version 2.0
	See COPYING

Installation
------------

	Two ways to install:

	1. Download and extract the source package. Run 'python setup.py install' See 
	   http://docs.python.org/2.7/install/index.html for additional information

	2. Install using pip, 'pip install azuremonitor' Some distributions call pip
	   pip-python.

Dependencies
------------

	* Python 2.6 or 2.7
	* azure - Window Azure sdk for Python
	* argparse - For Python 2.6
	* OpenSSL - pyOpenSSL
	* pyodbc - Connect to SQL Azure
	* FreeTDS - Used by ODBC to connect to SQL Azure

Setup
-----

Nagios
______

	1. Create symlinks from your Nagios plugin directory to the Azure monitor utilities.
	   Example::

		ln -s /usr/bin/check_azure_compute.py /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins
		ln -s /usr/bin/check_azure_ad.py /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins
		ln -s /usr/bin/check_azure_sql.py /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins
		ln -s /usr/bin/check_azure_storage.py /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins
		ln -s /usr/bin/check_azure_paas.py /usr/lib64/nagios/plugins

	2. Download your .publishsettings file for your Azure account. Something like:
	   https://windows.azure.com/download/publishprofile.aspx

	3. Move your .publishsetttings file to a safe place and protect it. Example::

	   	mv azure.publishsettings /etc/nagios/private
	   	chmod 640 /etc/nagios/private/azure.publishsettings
	   	chown root:nagios /etc/nagios/private/azure.publishsettings

	   Here only root and the nagios group, which nagios runs under, is allowed to
	   read the file

	4. Optionally set a variable in your resource.cfg (usually /etc/nagios/private/resource.cfg)
	   To point to your publishsettings file

	5. Setup a command in a config file as usual for nagios::

	   	define command{
			command_name    check_azure_compute
			command_line    $USER1$/check_azure_compute.py $HOSTADDRESS$ -p $PSFILE$
		}
		define command{
			command_name    check_azure_sql
			command_line    $USER1$/check_azure_sql.py $HOSTADDRESS$ $ARG1$
		}

		define command{
			command_name    check_azure_ad
			command_line    $USER1$/check_azure_ad.py $HOSTADDRESS$ $ARG1$
		}

		define command{
			command_name    check_azure_paas
			command_line    $USER1$/check_azure_paas.py $HOSTADDRESS$ $ARG1$
		}

		define command{
			command_name    check_azure_storage
			command_line    $USER1$/check_azure_storage.py $HOSTADDRESS$ $ARG1$
		}

	6. In the service file setup appropriate parameters. Examples::

	      check_command       check_azure_sql!-d azuredb -u username -p pwd  -k dbsize -vv!
	      check_command       check_azure_ad!-c clientid -s secret -k listusers -vv!
	      check_command       check_azure_paas!-p psfile -s storageact -k availmemory -w 3000: -c 2000: -vv!
	      check_command       check_azure_storage!-p psfile --table --tx  -k percentsuccess -w 99: -c 95:!




Zabbix
______

	1. Use these utilities as an external check: https://www.zabbix.com/documentation/1.8/manual/config/items#external_checks

	2. You may need to increase the timeout for external check in yor zabbix_server.conf::

	       Timeout=10

	3. Also in zabbix_server.conf, uncomment the ExternalScripts location, if commented::

	   	ExternalScripts=/etc/zabbix/externalscripts

	4. Link the utilities to that location. Example::

	   	ln -s /usr/bin/check_azure_compute.py /etc/zabbix/externalscripts

 	5. Download your .publishsettings file for your Azure account. Something like:
	   https://windows.azure.com/download/publishprofile.aspx

	6. Move you .publishsetttings file to a safe place and protect it. Example::

	   	mv azure.publishsettings /etc/zabbix
	   	chmod 640 /etc/zabbix/azure.publishsettings
	   	chown root:zabbix /etc/zabbix/azure.publishsettings

	   Here only root and the zabbix group, which zabbix runs under, is allowed to
	   read the file

	7. Use the zabbix interface to setup the external check. Example::

	       Item
	       External check
	       Key:	check_azure_compute.py[-p /etc/zabbix/azure.publishsettings]
	       Type:	Character

	8. Use the zabbix interface to setup the trigger. Example::

	       Trigger
	       Expression:
	       {<host/template>:check_azure_compute.py[-p /etc/zabbix/azure.publishsettings].str(All cool)}=0

Changelog
---------

0.1
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Initial Release.

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