We all know that getting visibility into Azure apps can be painful! Over at LeanSentry, our big goal is to make troubleshooting Azure apps just as easy as we make it for standard hosting environments.
To make this easy, we just released the Azure Nuget package for LeanSentry. With this, it literally takes 2 seconds to add LeanSentry to any existing Azure application, and once published to Azure you can begin to get all the data you wanted about your app.
The best part is – if you Azure app role is recycling and you can’t get any information about it, chances are LeanSentry is still collecting data – because LeanSentry runs as a separate windows service and continues to load information about your app, the server, and any errors even when your web role or your worker role is failing.
This means anything that causes the Azure worker host or web host architecture to fail will be picked up by LeanSentry, and shown in your dashboard. How insane is that?
To start monitoring your Azure apps with LeanSentry:
1. Create an account on https://www.leansentry.com, and create a new environment for your app.
2. Deploy LeanSentry to your Azure application:
PM> Install-Package LeanSentryAzureDeployment
3. Publish your app to Azure normally and you are done!
Read more about the Nuget package here: http://blog.leansentry.com/2012/07/deploy-leansentry-to-windows-azure-in-seconds-with-nuget-package/.