Running virtual machines in Azure is great. However, there are a lot of things you need to think about to improve performance, security, and reliability. Your cloud environment is also constantly changing, so you will need to check your Azure VMs from time to time. Luckily, there is a service called Azure Advisor which is a personalized cloud consultant that helps you follow best practices to optimize your Azure deployments. It analyzes your resource configuration and usage telemetry and then recommends solutions that can help you improve the cost-effectiveness, performance, reliability, and security of your Azure resources.
With Advisor, you can:
- Get proactive, actionable, and personalized best practices recommendations.
- Improve the performance, security, and reliability of your resources, as you identify opportunities to reduce your overall Azure spend.
- Get recommendations with proposed actions inline.
How to check your Azure Advisor recommendations for your Azure virtual machines (VMs)
You can access Azure Advisor, for all Azure services through the Azure portal or directly in as an option in the Azure VM navigation.
From here you can read more about the recommendation and get more details, as well as take action.
You can also create an Azure Advisor recommendation digest, so you can find your recommendations directly in your inbox.
Azure Advisor is a great tool to get recommendations for not just your Azure virtual machines, but also for other Azure services. Azure Advisor can also help you to optimize your Azure environment and deployments. If you want to learn more check out Microsoft Docs.
Want to learn more about tools that can help you work with Azure? Check out Azure PowerShell and the Azure CLI. These tools have some cool new features like Az Predictor PowerShell module, which helps you to predict your PowerShell commands or use the Az Next AI-powered assistant in the Azure CLI.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.Tags: Advisor, Azure, Azure Advisor, Azure VM, Cloud, IaaS, Microsoft, performance, recommendations, reliability, Security, Virtual Machine Last modified: April 13, 2021