Windows Azure Management Pack (RC)

Microsoft recently released the Release Candidate for Windows Azure Management Pack.

This solves a long standing need for monitoring applications deployed on Windows Azure – collecting and monitoring statistics of Windows Azure instances, collecting and monitoring .NET Trace messages, changing the number of roles dynamically and more.

The prerequisites though are a bit limiting –

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Other Software:
    • System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 CU3
    • .NET Framework 2.0 or newer

Hopefully Microsoft makes available a version that can directly run on the desktop without any dependencies other than Windows.

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