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A Tour of HealthCheck for Azure

Last Update: 7/21/2017 11:33 AM
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​​​By default, you enter the Overview tab, which provides a snapshot and summary data table.


What you see is the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your existing network infrastructure based on the HealthCheck for Azure assessment. By default, you start in the hardware mapping (“lift-and-shift”) pricing model. You must then select the desired workload to see the right-sizing.

The TCO is separated by physical vs. virtual instance data. Note that you can download the summary data to an Excel (.xlsx) file by clicking Download Excel.

The summary table provides a deep dive on your network resources, instance by instance, breaks out the cost for each, and then provides an estimate of comparative costs once migrated and right-sized on the Azure platform.

On the left navigation bar you can change key parameters like pricing plan and infrastructure group to see quickly the effect on overall cost. You can modify the infrastructure groups to explore what-if scenarios.



Assessment Data Table

The assessment data table presents four tabs: Summary, Compute, Storage, and Network. Under each tab, by clicking on the asset names, you can open a performance data page that allows you to view, in detail, performance data for the selected asset.


When viewing the performance data table, you can click on the node name for a graphical view of that VM’s performance.

Important: We recommend that, in addition to working through the network assets in the UI, you also download the raw data to Excel using the link. The UI does not show all of the data collected so as not to overwhelm the UI.


The drop-down in the upper left allows you to select performance categories (CPU, Disk IOPS, etc.). To return to the summary page, click the link Back to All Infrastructure (not the browser's Back button).

You can drill down into the data by day, hour, or minute so you can investigate isolated peaks. Furthermore, you can export the data both as raw data (in CSV format), or export the graph as an image (.jpg), Visio (.vsdx), or other graphical formats.

Each performance category's graph displays multiple graph lines. Most important are the Observed and Predicted lines:

  • Observed represents the assessment data collected over the 14-day assessment period.
  • Predicted represents the HealthCheck for Azure assessment prediction of performance on a right-sized, Azure-based infrastructure.


Assessment reports

On the dashboard page, click the Reports tab to download the assessment reports. Reports reflect the type of infrastructure installed, whether virtual, physical, or both.


You can view a sample report here, or you can export reports from your assessment. In addition to the assessment summary, the assessment provides detailed reports on your installed virtual and/or physical infrastructure.​

Migration Planner

On the upper right corner of the page, notice two buttons: Designer and Migration Planner. The Migration Planner is an important and extremely useful migration planning tool. It provides a graphical representation of your network infrastructure, and allows you to select applications and services either individually or in groups so you can visualize your server dependencies. You can export the map images as SVG files, which you can then open and view separately.


There are several important elements of the graphical representation of your infrastructure:

  • It provides a list of all applications and services that live in the environment. You can select application resource checkboxes (on the right-hand pane) to expose lines revealing application dependencies. These dependencies are critical to your migration planning.
  • Click on the green node instance icons to expose detailed information about the server, including firewall rules, installed applications, and detailed costing information for the selected asset.


  • The boxes that are drawn around groups of network nodes represent logical move groups identified by HealthCheck for Azure. After evaluating dependencies, you can manually move network nodes from one move group to another. Using the grouping tool in the left navigation bar, you can create your own custom move groups.
  • You can also create new, custom move groups, and move selected nodes into them.


  • Infrastructure nodes that have been included in the assessment (that is, on which an Agent is installed) are shown in green. Nodes that are red do not have an Assessment Agent installed, but do have an application dependency to or from that server IP address. More importantly, you can visualize dependencies on non-assessed assets.