OMS now in the UK Azure region

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/announcing-new-set-of-azure-services-in-the-uk/ Log Analytics  Azure Log Analytics is a service in the Operations Management Suite (OMS) offering that monitors your cloud and on-premises environments to maintain their availability and performance. It collects data generated by resources in your hybrid cloud environments and from other monitoring tools to provide insights and analysis and help you detect and…


Adding OMS agent to multiple computers

I’ve just seen these blogs by Bulent (they are brief) but list a PowerShell and DSC method to deploy the MMA agent. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/bulentozkir/2017/06/01/how-to-deploy-oms-log-analytics-agent-and-dependency-agent-to-thousands-of-computers-using-powershell-workflow-in-parallel/ https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/bulentozkir/2017/06/15/how-to-deploy-oms-log-analytics-agent-and-dependency-agent-using-dsc/ and if you want to include Service Map: http://blog.orneling.se/2017/06/installing-oms-and-service-map-agents-with-powershell/


OMS for Service Providers – #1 FAQ

As I’ve been asked this a lot recently I was surprised (or forgotten)  to see we have a page on the topic. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-service-providers It is recommended that you create a Log Analytics workspace for each customer you manage. A Log Analytics workspace provides:+ A geographic location for data to be stored. Granularity for billing Data…


OMS, one of the most asked for features ITSM, is now in Public Preview

The IT Service Management (ITSM) integration in Azure Insight & Analytics helps you to connect to an ITSM solution and provides access to your help desk data (such as incidents and change requests) and log data (such as activity and diagnostic logs, performance and configuration changes) in one place. Using this integration, you can expedite…


Useful OMS Links

Main Logon page: www.microsoft.com/oms Pricing: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/operations-management-suite-pricing Experience OMS (with 500 servers worth of data pre-loaded) https://experience.mms.microsoft.com/ Log Analytics connectors: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-azure-storage OMS Query reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-search-reference   User Voice: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-log-analytics   Blogs etc: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/wei_out_there_with_system_center/ Facebook OMS Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MicrosoftOMS/     I’m sure there must be many more, do you have any to add?


OMS – Longer retention of up to 2years

As a team a lot of our days are now spent talking about OMS, one key OMS change recently was to enable the retention of data for more than the typical 7 , 30 or 365 days.  You can now go to 2 years if required.  See the blog from Richard Rundle that tells you…