Introducing: Azure DevOps

Yesterday Microsoft announced the evolution of DevOps. Or rather the evolution of DevOps tooling from Microsoft known as Visual Studio Team Services: Azure DevOps. Azure DevOps represents 15 years of engineering in services to help developers turn an idea into production code. Azure DevOps offers Pipelines, Boards, Artifacts, Repos and…

Excluding deallocated VMs from availability alerting (3/3: Alert rule excluding deallocated VMs)

This problem is probably as old as there are monitoring tools on the market. "How can I exclude legitimately deallocated VMs from alerting" is a question that I've heard many times.Where most monitoring tools such as System Center Operations Manager have tooling around the concept of maintenance mode where…