Getting better observability of Sitecore with Azure Application Insights Map

I believe that everyone, who installed Sitecore Azure PaaS had their silent question moment: “Where are all my logs, and how I suppose to monitor this?”. While the first question was answered multiple times (e.g. on StackOverflow), the second part is a bit more complex. You might think about what complexity I’m talking about? Yeah, putting Application insight Key is a no-brainer but it is far from enough to get observability of your system....

July 5, 2019 · 3 min · Alex Smagin

Stuck on "Stay tuned" page after SCWDP package deployment

if you generating SCWDP packages for Sitecore you might get stuck at some point with a page saying *“Stay Tuned. We are updating…” *after deployment. This is what it means… Why The page is generated by a Sitecore utility called bootloader (Sitecore.Cloud.Integration.Bootload), which is a part of Azure Toolkit. This utility is responsible for the installation of other modules and the execution of post-build steps like configuration transforms. The content of a page is coming from the App_Offline file, which is place at the root of your web app and prevents requests from hitting any login in it....

January 9, 2019 · 2 min · Alex Smagin

Restore SSH password for VM with #sitecore #xdb in Azure

It is not always possible to find enough time to play with your free-time projects and sometimes it might take more than a week after you created an environment and you started using it. And during this week you could forget something, e.g. password for your SSH connection :) This is exactly what happened to me this weekend when I returned to my Sitecore development VMs with xDB and SOLR in Azure....

August 10, 2015 · 2 min · Alex Smagin