Windows Azure Traffic Manager Update Features Ease Visibility Into Hosted Service Health

The updated version of the Windows Azure Traffic Manager CTP, which offers enhanced visibility of your policy's monitoring status, is now available, announced the Azure team blog."The new version offers a Poll State column in the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal that displays the most recent monitor status for all defined Traffic Manager policies. You […]

The updated version of the Windows Azure Traffic Manager CTP, which offers enhanced visibility of your policy's monitoring status, is now available, announced the Azure team blog.

"The new version offers a Poll State column in the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal that displays the most recent monitor status for all defined Traffic Manager policies. You can use this status to understand the health of your domains. When a policy is healthy, DNS queries will be distributed to your hosted services based on the policy's configuration, e.g., Round Robin, Performance or Failover. Once the Traffic Manager monitoring system detects a change in monitor status, it updates the Poll State entry in the Management Portal," the explains.

"This new visibility into the health of your policies helps you understand and manage your end user's experience. Keep in mind that although there's no charge for Traffic Manager, its monitoring transactions are not free. We recommend using the default monitor value, "/" or as small a monitor probe file as possible."

"During the CTP period, Windows Azure Traffic Manager is free of charge, and invitation-only. To request an invitation, please visit the Beta Programs section of the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal," added Azure team.

To learn more about Windows Azure Traffic Manager, visit here.

[Source: Windows Azure]