One of the challenges I had with Azure Site Recovery is to provide a Business Continuity Dashboard experience for the IT administrators in my customer organizations. Previously I was able to achieve somewhat of this task by creating Azure Dashboards that showcase the components of the ASR environment. However Microsoft has recently introduced an out-of-the-box comprehensive monitoring dashboard experience for Azure Site Recovery. This gives full visibility into whether business continuity objectives are being met for organizations and also a failover readiness model that monitors resource availability and suggests configurations based on best practices.
What’s new in Azure Site Recovery Monitoring
Below is the new dashboard you see when you navigate to the Overview section of your recovery services vault in Azure.
- Enhanced vault overview page – The new vault overview page features a dashboard that presents everything you need to know to understand if your business continuity objectives are being met. In addition to the information needed to understand the current health of your business continuity plan, the dashboard features recommendations based on best practices, and in-built tooling for troubleshooting issues that you may be facing.
- Replication health model – Continuous, real time monitoring of replication health of servers based on an assessment of a wide range of replication parameters.
- Failover readiness model – A failover readiness model based on a comprehensive checklist of configuration and disaster recovery best practices, and resource availability monitoring, to help gauge your level of disaster preparedness.
- Simplified troubleshooting experience – Start at the vault dashboard and dive deeper using an intuitive navigational experience to get in depth visibility into individual components, and additional troubleshooting tools including a brand new dashboard for replicated machines.
- In-depth anomaly detection tooling to detect error symptoms, and offer prescriptive guidance for remediation.