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Microsoft Windows Server AppFabric Cookbook by Hammad Rajjoub, Rick G. Garibay

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Building a custom dashboard

As covered in the previous recipe, by default, all monitoring data collected by Windows Server AppFabric is stored in SQL Server. This provides a number of possibilities for querying, exposing, and analyzing the monitoring data in a variety of interesting ways.

In this recipe, I am going to show you how to expose this data across a variety of user interfaces by exposing select views from the monitoring store via WCF Data Services. As OData is a cross platform standard for sharing resources, it is a perfect choice for expanding the reach of this data as far and wide as possible.

From there, we will build a simple dashboard using ASP.NET MVC 3, which consumes our service and provides some common ways for interacting with ...

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