1. SignalR for Live Dashboard Updates in AI Monitoring


    SignalR is a Microsoft Azure service that facilitates adding real-time web functionalities to applications. Real-time web functionalities enable server-side code to push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available.

    For AI monitoring, you could be looking at a real-time dashboard that displays various metrics or information that updates live as the AI processes data or events occur. Azure SignalR Service integrates with other Azure services like Azure Functions and Azure App Service, making it smoother to manage real-time messaging without managing or hosting your own SignalR servers.

    Let’s say we want to create an Azure SignalR Service instance for use with a live dashboard for AI monitoring. To achieve this using Pulumi, we would define resources in a Pulumi program written in Python. We will use the azure-native Pulumi package, as it provides classes that represent Azure resources natively.

    Here's what the program might look like:

    1. Setup and Configuration: Initialize a new Pulumi project and ensure you're logged in to the Azure CLI with the proper account and have selected the correct subscription.

    2. Define Resources:

      • Resource Group: A container that holds related resources for an Azure solution.
      • SignalR Service: The real-time messaging service that we'll use for our live dashboard updates.
    3. Outputs:

      • SignalR Service Primary Key: Necessary for establishing secure communication between your client app and the SignalR Service.
      • SignalR Service Endpoint: The endpoint that your app will use to connect to the SignalR Service.

    Let's proceed with the Pulumi Python program for creating a SignalR Service instance:

    import pulumi from pulumi_azure_native import resources, signalrservice # Create an Azure Resource Group resource_group = resources.ResourceGroup("ai-monitoring-group") # Create an Azure SignalR Service instance signalr_service = signalrservice.SignalR("aiMonitoringSignalRService", resource_group_name=resource_group.name, sku=signalrservice.ResourceSkuArgs( name="Standard_S1", tier="Standard", capacity=1 # You can scale this as needed for your real-time workload ), kind="SignalR", # Indicates real-time messaging location=resource_group.location, # Same location as the resource group tags={ "environment": "production", "purpose": "AI Monitoring Live Dashboard" } ) # Export the primary connection string for the SignalR Service primary_connection_string = pulumi.Output.all(resource_group.name, signalr_service.name).apply( lambda args: signalrservice.list_signal_r_keys( resource_group_name=args[0], signal_r_name=args[1] ) ).apply(lambda keys: keys.primary_connection_string) # Export the endpoint of the SignalR Service pulumi.export("signalRPrimaryConnectionString", primary_connection_string) pulumi.export("signalREndpoint", signalr_service.host_name.apply(lambda host: f"https://{host}"))

    In the program above:

    • We import required modules and create a resource group named ai-monitoring-group.
    • We create the SignalR Service instance, provisioning it with a Standard SKU suited for production use and tag it appropriately.
    • We use pulumi.Output.all().apply() pattern to retrieve connection keys from the SignalR instance asynchronously.
    • We export the primary connection string and the SignalR Service endpoint.

    This program provides the foundation to build upon for setting up live dashboard updates. You could further use this SignalR Service with other Azure services, like Azure Functions, to receive data from your AI monitoring service and then push updates to connected dashboards.

    Keep in mind that you will need to have Pulumi installed and configured with your Azure account to deploy this configuration. Additionally, you'll need to integrate SignalR into your application's logic for real-time capabilities.