I was just reading through Scott Hanselman’s post about ELMAH and this sounds like a great idea. Getting a easy to consume report of all of your exceptions is a wonderful thing, especially when you add in that you can get it as an RSS feed, an email or a web site. You can check out ELMAH or read through his post to get a lot of details on it.
The web site looks like this:
This also got me thinking about Windows Azure and some of the logging that has been done already for that. So I wanted to highlight one of the projects here and talk about what it does. It is called Azure Application Monitor.
This allows you to see how much time and memory your instance is using. After you integrate this into your application, you will get a report like:
It is easy to add this to your application.
To view the data, you need to configure the AzureMonitor so that it points to your TableStorageEndpoint
As for what all it tracks, here is the list:
It is rather easy to add more stuff to this as the code is available from the projects location.
One a side-note, if you want to see what data you have in your Blobs, Queues and Tables, there is an updated version of Azure Storage Explorer available now. From that site:
The most current release of Azure Storage Explorer, version 2.0, has several improvements over the original version:
Azure Storage Explorer 2.0 does not presently allow you to act on storage items. This capability is being considered for a future update.
Let me know what you think or if you use any other tools for ASP.NET or Windows Azure.