1. Performance Monitoring Alerts for Machine Learning Services


    To set up performance monitoring alerts for Machine Learning Services, specifically for an Azure environment, you would typically use Azure Monitor, which is an integral service in Azure for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments.

    Azure Monitor can collect data from a variety of sources within Azure, including Azure Machine Learning Services. You would configure it to collect metrics and logs, and then set up alert rules to trigger notifications or actions based on certain thresholds or events related to the performance of your Machine Learning workloads.

    Below, a Python Pulumi program is provided that outlines how you might define and configure a performance monitoring alert in Azure for a Machine Learning Service:

    1. Azure Machine Learning Workspace: This is the foundational service in Azure for machine learning and data science workloads. Here, you'll store machine learning models, datasets, and experiments.
    2. Azure Monitor Action Group: This resource contains a collection of actions that can be triggered when an alert condition is met. Actions could be an email notification, a webhook call, an SMS, etc.
    3. Azure Monitor Metric Alert: This resource sets the criteria for what will trigger the alert. It uses metrics collected from the machine learning workspace to evaluate against the thresholds you set.

    In this code, we will:

    • Create an Azure Machine Learning workspace (assuming you already have a resource group set up).
    • Set up an Action Group to specify what actions should be taken when an alert fires.
    • Configure a Metric Alert rule that watches for a specific performance metric that crosses a defined threshold.

    Let's look at an example Pulumi program in Python:

    import pulumi import pulumi_azure_native as azure_native # Create an Azure Machine Learning Workspace ml_workspace = azure_native.machinelearningservices.Workspace( "mlWorkspace", # Add your desired settings here resource_group_name="your-resource-group-name", location="your-azure-region", sku=azure_native.machinelearningservices.SkuArgs( name="Standard" ), description="Pulumi ML Workspace for monitoring", ) # Create an Azure Monitor Action Group action_group = azure_native.insights.ActionGroup( "mlActionGroup", resource_group_name="your-resource-group-name", group_short_name="mlag", enabled=True, email_receivers=[ azure_native.insights.EmailReceiverArgs( name="email", email_address="alert-recipient@example.com", use_common_alert_schema=True ) ] ) # Create an Azure Monitor Metric Alert ml_performance_alert = azure_native.insights.MetricAlert( "mlPerformanceAlert", resource_group_name="your-resource-group-name", description="Alert when ML performance degrades", severity=2, enabled=True, scopes=[ml_workspace.id], criteria=azure_native.insights.MetricAlertCriteriaArgs( metric_name="ModelLoadTime", metric_namespace="Microsoft.MachineLearningServices/workspaces", operator="GreaterThan", threshold=100, # Set your specific threshold time_aggregation="Average", dimensions=[], # Specify required dimensions if needed ), actions=[ azure_native.insights.MetricAlertActionArgs( action_group_id=action_group.id, ) ] ) # Output the created resources pulumi.export('ml_workspace_name', ml_workspace.name) pulumi.export('action_group_name', action_group.name) pulumi.export('ml_performance_alert_name', ml_performance_alert.name)

    In this program:

    • Replace "your-resource-group-name" with the name of your Azure resource group.
    • Replace "your-azure-region" with the Azure region you are using.
    • Set the "email_address" under "email_receivers" to the email where you want to receive alerts.
    • The metric_name needs to be set to a metric relevant to your monitoring needs (here, "ModelLoadTime" is a placeholder).
    • Set the threshold to the value which, if crossed, should trigger your alert.
    • The dimensions can be specified if there's a need to monitor a particular aspect of the metric, such as a specific operation or API.

    Not depicted here, you will also need an Azure subscription and sufficient permissions to create these resources, and you will need to be authenticated with Azure CLI (az login) so that Pulumi can manage resources in your Azure account.

    Remember to check Azure Monitor documentation for more detailed information on what metrics are available to monitor and what thresholds and aggregation would make sense for your specific scenario.