Monitor a failover cluster in Azure
I have two failover clusters in Azure using ClusterSharedVolume storage, migrated from terrestrial clusters.
I've been using SQL Monitor to monitor all aspects of these clusters but now I've migrated to Azure, the monitor can't connect (I believe it's to do with the inability to ping the cluster load balancer in Azure).
I'm sure, as more and more of us migrate to cloud services, that covering an Azure cluster would be most welcome.
We’re actively working on supporting SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances within Azure and plan to support them within the next few weeks, most likely from version 7.1.4. We’ll add a note here with details of how to get going.
There are lots of ways in which Azure clusters can be configured, so we would be very interested to hear whether our approach works for you.
If you’d like to give some early feedback while we’re developing the feature, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
This needs to be addressed. The monitor becomes useless in this scenario.