Windows Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. It provides both platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) services and supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.

Configuring Pulseway to monitor a Windows Azure subscription:

  • Click on “Add” button and you will be presented with an “Add Azure Subscription” window

  • Choose a name for the subscription. (The name is a friendly label to help you identify monitored subscriptions)

  • Type or paste your Windows Azure Subscription ID

  • Generate or Load an existing Management Certificate

Locating your Windows Azure Subscription ID:

Manually Generating a Management Certificate:

  • Go to:

  • Download and install Win32 OpenSSL v1.0.1e Light (or newer), do not change installation path

  • Open command prompt (cmd) and browse “C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin” - Command: “cd C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin”

  • Execute command: “set OPENSSL_CONF=C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin\openssl.cfg”

  • Execute command: “openssl genrsa –out pulseway.key 2048”

  • Execute command: “openssl req –new –x509 –key pulseway.key –out pulseway.cer –days 3650 –subj /CN=pulseway”

  • Copy pulseway.cer from “C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin” directory to a safe location

  • Upload the certificate to Windows Azure Management Portal

Uploading a Management Certificate to Windows Azure Management Portal:

  • Go to: Management Portal 

  • Login using your Windows Azure Administrator’s (or delegated Administrator) live account

  • Click on the “Upload” button

  • Click on the “Browse for file” button and select your management certificate file

  • Click on “OK”

Note: You may monitor more than one Windows Azure subscription on the same computer.

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