EventLogs - WAD (classic) Test

To enable administrators to rapidly capture error/warning events generated by the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage, and troubleshoot issues that occur, the EventLogs - WAD (classic) test will be of much use.

This test monitors the WADWindowsEventLogsTable and reports the count and details of errors and warning events captured by that log.

This test is disabled by default. To enable the test, go to the enable / disable tests page using the menu sequence : Agents -> Tests -> Enable/Disable, pick Microsoft Azure as the Component type, Performance as the Test type, choose this test from the disabled tests list, and click on the < button to move the test to the ENABLED TESTS list. Finally, click the Update button.

Target of the Test: Microsoft Azure

Agent deploying the test: A remote agent

Output of the test: One set of results for each Storage account:Cloud service:EventType of the target Microsoft Azure being monitored

First-level Descriptor: Storage account

Second-level Descriptor: Cloud service

Third-level Descriptor: Event Type

Measures reported by the test:

Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Information

Indicates the number of WAD windows information events of this type that were generated during the last execution of the test.

Number

A change in value of this measure may indicate infrequent but successful operations.

Please check the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage for more details.

Error

Indicates the number of WAD windows error events of this type that were generated during the last execution of the test.

Number

A very low value (zero) is desired for this measure, as it indicates good health.

An increasing trend or a high value indicates the existence of problems.

Please check the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage for more details.

Warning

Indicates the number of WAD windows warnings of this type that were generated.

Number

A high value of this measure indicates problems that may not have an immediate impact, but may cause future problems.

Please check the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage for more details.

Critical

Indicates the number of WAD windows critical error events of this type that were generated when the test was last executed.

Number

This measure is applicable only for Windows 2008/Windows Vista/Windows 7 systems.

A very low value (zero) indicates that the service is in a healthy state and is running smoothly without any potential problems.

An increasing trend or high value indicates the existence of fatal/irrepairable problems.

Please check the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage for more details.

Verbose

Indicates the number of verbose events of this type that were generated when the test was last executed.

Number

Verbose logging provides more details in the log entry, which will enable you to troubleshoot issues better.

This measure is applicable only for Windows 2008/Windows Vista/Windows 7 systems.

Please check the WADWindowsEventLogsTable available in the Azure storage for more details.