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What is Azure Operational Insights and how it is used?

By: Netreo
September 28, 2015

What is Azure Operational Insights?

Azure Operational Insight (AOI) is Software as a Service (SaaS) tool that enables IT to collect, store and search data from multiple machines for analysis purposes. Azure Operational Insights is part of Microsoft Operations Management suite that works by gathering information and logs from on premises servers and virtual Machines. The collected data is sent back to Azure Operational Insights where it is compiled and visually displayed in dashboards.

What is Azure Operational Insights used for?

Azure Operational Insights primarily provide IT administrators with a central dashboard to record, monitor and analyze data from multiple on premises and Azure hosted resources. With Azure Operational Insights IT can;

  • Collect, record and analyze log data from servers and virtual machines, across on premises and cloud environments.
  • Identify , analyze and troubleshoot performance issues
  • Track server configuration changes and in keeping servers up to date
  • Monitor and track configuration of cloud resources such as Hyper V and SQL Server.

How does Netreo helps in Azure Cloud Monitoring?

Netreo’s Azure Cloud Monitoring capabilities enhances management of production environments for IT professionals by providing deep and immediate insight into stability of complex software systems via features like live dashboards, fully customizable and meaningful alerts, immediate notifications and much more.


Visualize all your systems and resources in one place. Inspect critical charts side-by-side with important logs. Find root cause of many issues by navigating back in time and seeing how the overall system behaved before, during, or after problems occurred. Netreo supports many types of servers, databases, infrastructure and more.


Track a wide variety of simple and complex metrics. Netreo supports tracking and analyzing tons of important information about your systems every minute of every hour. It is scalable and can grow with your business needs.

Alert Engine

Stay in full control of how and when you are notified of production problems. Netreo provides a sophisticated alert engine that can evaluate multiple conditions simultaneously, based on real-time or sustained conditions using simple, complex, aggregated or unstructured metrics. A plethora of default configuration profiles is provided so that you can get going faster.

Immediate Notifications

With immediate notifications, Netreo allows IT professionals to unplug from constantly watching monitors or dashboards and concentrate on more important things, knowing that they will be aware of any issues as soon as they happen.

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