Azure Network Watcher
Migrating local environments, also known as on-premises, to the cloud, the generalization is the disengagement of the infrastructure or the platform management, software included. This is a reality, since, currently, technology has enabled the possibility to prove several service models through Internet. However, another reality is that administrators and IT Specialists face new requirements each day, even in consolidated and robust infrastructures, which is why Microsoft enables Azure Network Watcher through its cloud.
As reported by Microsoft (KumudD. Azure Network Watcher | Microsoft Docs), Azure Network Watcher provides the tools to supervise, diagnose, revise metrics and enable or disable registries in Resources in Azure’s virtual network.
Regarding supervision, once implemented, the tool can inform the reason for a virtual machines/application losing connection or being unavailable, through the connection monitor that is an associated functionality, that covers minimum, medium, and maximum latency and generates warnings and/or notifications based on a previously defined threshold. On the other hand, another characteristic is Topology, which allows the generation of visual diagrams in the network resources and current relations.
In terms of diagnosis, Network Watcher counts with abilities that, without a doubt are a part of the functionalities a network administrator uses for daily use. For example, in the cases with issues of filtering network traffic from or to a virtual machine, it is possible to use the IP Flow Check Functionality, and for routing problems from a virtual machine, next hop allows the validation of an origin and destination address. Under this same line of of diagnosis, the tool can apply packet capture, which is commonly used to find the solution of an event.
It is clear that the levels or service models support the implementation of infrastructure and platforms; however, they are the tools that provide information about infrastructure and their operability. For the cases where decision-making is required for growth or for reducing resources. It is important to make use of tools that, at a high level, support the management and visualization of infrastructure as in Network Watcher.
KumudD. “Azure Network Watcher.” Azure Network Watcher | Microsoft Docs, docs.microsoft.com/es-es/azure/network-watcher/network-watcher-monitoring-overview.
Author: Leider Rivera Martínez