Controlling cloud spend is a massive challenge for cloud consumers of all sizes. Having good systems in place to monitor resources and provide proper alerting mechanisms when that consumption goes beyond expected levels is critical to any successful cloud deployment.

While Azure NetApp Files is a great enterprise grade file service, the Azure metrics that we have to work with today can be a bit limiting when it comes to capacity consumption. One of the current shortcomings is the absence of a metric that allows you to alert on a percentage of space consumed at a capacity pool or volume level. Currently, the alert threshold needs to be specified in bytes.. bytes?! Yes, BYTES. Furthermore, when a capacity pool or volume is resized, the corresponding alert threshold needs to be manually increased or decreased accordingly.

After a few conversations with customers and colleagues, I decided to see if I could automate the creating and updating of Azure monitor alert rules for Azure NetApp Files resources. Inspired by my good friend, Kirk Ryan’s anfScheduler Logic App, I thought that may be a good place to start.

And that is how ANFAutoAlerts was born…

ANFAutoAlerts is an Azure Logic App that automates the creating, updating, and deleting of capacity based alerts for Azure NetApp Files.

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Hello and welcome! I guess this is seanluce.com 2.0. 3? 4? I’ve lost count. I felt like it was time for a fresh start. So this is it. A clean slate. With a new start comes a new content platform. I kicked the tires on a few static site generators like Jekyll, Gatsby, and Pelican (you can see a pretty exhaustive list at staticgen.com if you are curious). I eventually landed on Hugo for static site generation and Netlify to build, test, and deploy. I am still getting used to the workflow, but it goes something like this:

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Sean Luce

Cloud Solutions Architect @NetApp

Cloud Solutions Architect @NetApp

Michigan