New tools for check VM health in Azure

Today it quite easy to analyze VMs on Azure and check current status. This blogpost shows needed steps to get understanding of VM health.

First, login to new Azure portal https://portal.azure.com/

then browse to your running VMs
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Select one of the VMs (in our case we will use our azuredc01)
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Enable Boot diagnostics
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Enable needed diagnostics and choose correct Storage Account:
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That´s it.

Let see some nice things what you are able to do. For Linux Virtual Machines, you can easily view the output of boot diagnostics on your console log from the Portal.

Audit logs. You can see all events:

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Reset built-in administrator password:
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Resize VM with one click:

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