what the professional way to create an alert system to monitor machine learning cost

ja 26 Reputation points
2022-12-23T19:08:23.497+00:00

I am trying to come up with a system which can monitor the costs of machine learning computes and stop if they are exceeding a pre-defined limit.

now, I am thinking of below plan ->

  1. create function app which can accept resource groups + subscription as query param and perform the shutting down of computes which are available under a given workspace which are created under a given subscription.
  2. create custom budgets + action group for each resource group created by user using terraform scripts. Use the function app in the creation of action group.

but I want to know if that's how you create this system in production where you don't use the azure portal to configure all these stuff.

Initially, I thought of using logic apps instead of function app, but the complications in configuring it made me think about using the function app.

Please suggest.

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  1. MughundhanRaveendran-MSFT 11,616 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-12-27T14:25:43.82+00:00

    Hi @ja ,

    It appears that you have asked a similar question in the below post, I have answered both the questions in the below post. Please comment on the below post if you have any queries or concerns.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/1140933/how-to-pass-query-params-to-azure-function-when-ca.html?childToView=1143348#answer-1143348

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  2. Andrew Blumhardt 6,636 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-01-04T13:54:50.417+00:00

    It sounds like you want to create a solution than can be deployed as an ARM template. I think you are on the right track.

    I would start by creating a working solution in the portal before creating the ARM template(s).

    Budget alerts with an action group that runs the shutdown logic app or function. I recommend basing the budget alert on a tag that can be assigned to ML compute resources. Logic Apps will be easier if you are unfamiliar with function development.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/costs/tutorial-acm-create-budgets
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/logic-apps/logic-apps-azure-resource-manager-templates-overview
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-sentinel-blog/export-microsoft-sentinel-playbooks-or-azure-logic-apps-with/ba-p/3275898

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