Use Operations Management Suite to monitor containers on Azure Container Service with Mesosphere DC/OS
Hello everyone. This is Keiko again. We’ve got such a great response on the Container solution that we’ve extended this effort into Azure Container Service. As you are aware, Azure Container Service provides a pre-built container deployment infrastructure platform with the choice of an orchestrator that includes DC/OS and Docker Swarm. For our initial effort with Azure Container Service, we’ve integrated our solution as part of the Mesosphere Universe on DC/OS.
More benefit to customer using Azure Container Service DC/OS
Because containers can be created and destroyed any time, monitoring Docker containers has been a pain. This monitoring issue gets even more painful as you scale your environment and increase containers.
With Operations Management Suite (OMS) Container solution residing along with Azure Container Service DC/OS on Azure, Docker containers in Azure Container Service DC/OS can be monitored in a centralized location. It provides customers with the container performance metrics, logs analysis, container image inventories, and events.
This can be done with very few steps. All you have to do is select the package in DC/OS Universe as you see in the following screenshot.
Containerized OMS Agent for Linux instance gets installed on every private and public agent when you configure. This monitoring instance can scale as the Azure Container Service DC/OS environment scales, so you do not have to install it each time.
Currently, we support both Azure Container Service DC/OS 1.7.3 and 1.8.4 versions.
For details about how to set up OMS on Azure Container Service DC/OS, see Using OMS to monitor container applications on ACS DC/OS.
More feature enhancements
In addition to Azure Container Service DC/OS support, we have added more features.
- Enriched Container Solution user interface
- Container Lifecycle view from create, start, and finish
- Efficient Container Monitoring Image Tag view
- Container Computer and Memory Usage view
- Enhanced log collection using journald
- Simplified Installation – universal setting for log-driver is no longer required.
How do I try this?
Get a free Microsoft Operations Management + Security (#MSOMS) subscription so that you can test the Container Monitoring Solution features. You can also get a free subscription for Microsoft Azure.
How can I give you guys feedback?
There are a few different routes to give feedback:
- UserVoice: Post ideas for new OMS features to work on. Visit the OMS UserVoice page.
- OMS Forums: Good general discussion of OMS. Visit the OMS Forums.
- Email: OMScontainers@microsoft.com Tell us whatever is on your mind.
- Survey: Take a survey.
Your feedback is most important to us. If you see any features you like that are not here, we like to hear that from you as well.
Microsoft Operations Management Team