Azure – Monitoring Alert On Virtual Machine CPU Usage

Create a monitoring alert on virtual machine CPU spike/usage.

Prep work

  • you will need a virtual machine to monitor.
  • An action group set to send emails to admins

For this example we have a Windows10 virtual machine running in Azure we want to monitor.

Click Alerts > + New Alert Rule

Select a condition > Percentage CPU

Define the Alert Logic > Done

Assign an action group with sends an email notification to a user when the alert is triggered

Rule created and visible under Manage Alerts

Azure – Monitor / Alerts – Create Action Group to Notify Admin/User by SMS & Email

Setting up Alerts in Azure Monitor.

How to create an action group configured with notifications via SMS and Email, actions and tags .

Monitor Blade, Alerts > Manage Actions > Create Action Group

Click Notifications

When click the pencil to edit, enter the Email / SMS / Push / Voice  options

Now populated

There is more advanced automation options called “actions” which can also be defined

Then