The Azure Applications Management pack is the same management pack that I blogged about at: https://catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2012/11/09/kicking-the-tires-using-the-azure-management-pack-in-opsmgr-2012-scom-azure-sysctr.aspx. This blog post provides some additional detailed on this management pack such as management pack details, what the management pack adds to Operations Manager and an important note on certificates in Azure/Operations Manager.
This is the first part of the series introduced at: https://catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2013/07/01/monitoring-and-windows-azure-scom-sysctr-azure.aspx.
Management Pack details:
To get this management pack download the Azure Applications management pack from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11324
The MSI installs to: C:\Program Files (x86)\System Center Management Packs\Monitoring Pack For Windows Azure Applications\
And it includes a EULA.RTF, Microsoft.SystemCenter.Azure.MP and OM2007_MP_Azure document.
The version number is the same as when I originally blogged on this topic (6.1.7724.0).
What does this management pack add to Operations Manager?
This management pack includes views, rules, monitors, tasks and a management pack template. This management pack creates the “Windows Azure” folder in the monitoring view.
This management pack includes the “Windows Azure Application” template.
For details on creating an Azure Application see https://catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2012/11/08/kicking-the-tires-creating-and-deploying-a-simple-application-to-azure-azure-sysctr.aspx
For details on configuring the Azure application: https://catapultsystems.com/cfuller/archive/2012/11/09/kicking-the-tires-using-the-azure-management-pack-in-opsmgr-2012-scom-azure-sysctr.aspx
Important note on certificates for this management pack: When creating certificates, you will need both the PFX and the CER file. Azure uses the CER file, and Operations Manager uses the PFX file.
The second blog of this of this series will provide information on what is included within the SQL Azure management pack, how to create a SQL database in Azure and how to monitor SQL in Azure with Operations Manager.