Many people are excited about the new updates from Microsoft. While the benefits are countless, the most anticipated update right now is Azure Automanage. This feature reduces costs simply by automating windows Server Management, enhanced Workload Uptime with optimized operations, and implementation of security best practices.
Additionally, this update offers more intelligent onboard virtual machines to choose the best practice of Azure Services. Once installed, the system will automatically configure the services according to the Azure best practices. The same feature allows us to monitor for drift and corrects for it when detected. You will experience a simple step process (point, click, set, forget)
What the offering means for users
Automanage is not only about reducing costs. It will help users achieve the best practices of VM management according to the ones in the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework. So, when the VM shifts the configuration from the applied controls, Automanage detects it. Furthermore, the program offers the remedy and updates the configuration to the one desired or needed at the time.
Microsoft has clearly stated the major role of Automanage which is to automate the frequent error-prone management tasks. For example, it will be automating onboarding and configuration for Security Center and Backup. Also, the Automanage will be playing a security rule through the OS baseline setting, combined with the Windows Defender.
Azure services used with Azure Automanage:
When you start using Automanage for the VM, you will observe that the azure services are automatically onboard and configured. They use best practices from Cloud Adoption Framework. The compatible services are:
1. VM Insights Monitoring
It is to help you monitor the health of your virtual machines along with the performance, running processes, and dependencies.
It offers you isolated backups that are completely autonomous, and without any destruction of your data. Charges depend on the size of VM you wish to protect.
3. Azure Security Center
This is the unified infrastructure security management system. It will provide you with a strong security posture and advanced threat protection on any hybrid workload in the cloud. Additionally, it will automatically configure the security if it is not already onboarded with the Azure systems.
4. Microsoft Antimalware
Viruses, spyware, or any other kinds of malware can be a real threat, but not with the Microsoft Antimalware. It will generate alerts or warnings if anything seems suspicious or detect any unwanted software installing itself.
5. Update Management
You can easily update management and manage all the OS updates for the VM. Check the status instantly and manage updates accordingly for the servers.
6. Change Tracking & Inventory
This feature combines all the features of both change tracking and inventory – making it feasible for you to track the virtual machine and any infrastructure changes. It will track the unwanted changes and raise alerts. With inventory support, you can query in-guest resources and see into the installed applications or other configurations.
7. Azure Automation Account
It is to support you throughout the cycle of your infrastructure and applications.
8. Log Analytics Workspace
Azure monitor saves the data in log analytics workspace, in azure resource, and a container. Further, the data is aggregated and served as an administrative boundary.
Microsoft never stops surprising its customers, and the recent updates about the Azure Automanage are the hot topic amongst industry professionals. If you are impressed by the new updates, let the DFSM team manage to enable Automanage for you. Just write to us or give a call and our team will reach you out you shortly.