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.