1. Centralized AI Model Monitoring with Azure Managed Service for Grafana


    Centralized monitoring of AI models is crucial in production systems to ensure they perform as expected. For monitoring metrics, logs, and visualizing analytics, Grafana is often chosen for its rich feature set, and the ability to integrate with various data sources. When deploying on Azure, you can take advantage of Azure Managed Service for Grafana, which simplifies the operations and management of Grafana, letting you focus on monitoring your AI models.

    Below I'll guide you through the process of setting up an Azure Managed Grafana service with Pulumi, using the azure.dashboard.Grafana resource. Grafana will serve as the visualization layer where you can create dashboards to monitor your AI models. To feed data into Grafana, you typically need other Azure services that store monitoring data, like Azure Monitor or Application Insights.

    Here's a Pulumi program that sets up Grafana in Azure:

    import pulumi import pulumi_azure as azure # Define the resource group where the services will be hosted resource_group = azure.core.ResourceGroup("ai-monitoring-rg", location="West US", # Update location to your desired Azure region ) # Create an Azure Managed Grafana service instance grafana_service = azure.dashboard.Grafana("ai-grafana-service", resource_group_name=resource_group.name, location=resource_group.location, # The SKU defines the size and capabilities of the Grafana instance, # such as the number of users, dashboards, and controls the pricing. # Choose the appropriate SKU for your use case. sku="Basic", # Options include: Basic, Standard, Premium # The tags are a way to categorize the resources on Azure for better management tags={ "environment": "production", "monitoring": "ai-model" }, # Enable API key generation - can be used for programmatic access to the Grafana API api_key_enabled=True, # If your organization uses Azure Active Directory, you can enable SSO # Single sign-on is not enabled in this example. # saml_configuration={ # "enabled": True, # "setup_attributes": { # # ... your SAML configuration # } # }, # Public network access allows Grafana to be reachable from the internet public_network_access_enabled=True, # Change to False if you require more restricted access # Adjust other properties as needed for your setup ) # Export the Grafana endpoint to see its URL after deployment pulumi.export("grafana_dashboard_url", grafana_service.auto_generated_domain_name_label_scope)

    In the program above:

    • We created a new resource group called ai-monitoring-rg in which all resources related to our AI model monitoring will be placed.
    • We deployed an instance of Azure Managed Grafana using the azure.dashboard.Grafana resource. This managed Grafana service is where we can configure dashboards to visualize monitoring data from AI models.
    • The sku property specifies the level of service for Grafana. A "Basic" SKU is suitable for small to medium-sized projects but should be scaled accordingly based on usage. Other options include "Standard" and "Premium" for larger or more enterprise-scale setups.
    • We've enabled API key generation, which is important for programmatically managing Grafana, for instance, to set up dashboards via automated scripts or CI/CD pipelines.
    • The domain label scope is auto-generated by Azure, which you can later customize as per your organization's domain naming conventions.
    • We left comments for optional components, like single sign-on (SSO), which you might want to configure.

    Before deploying this Pulumi program, ensure you've installed the Pulumi CLI, set up your Azure provider, and initialized a new Pulumi project.

    Once the program is deployed, the Grafana instance will be accessible at the URL outputted to the grafana_dashboard_url. From there, you can log in to Grafana, connect your data sources like Azure Monitor or Application Insights, and begin creating dashboards to monitor your AI models.