How to Add the OMS Client to a VM Scale Set


I was asked by a customer to add the OMS client to an Azure VM ScaleSet (VMSS). This is not documented directly for a VMSS, though it is for Azure VMs. After some asking around and some experimentation, I was able to successfully deploy the OMS agent to the VMSS using the following PowerShell:

select-azurermsubscription -subscriptionid ‘your subscription id’
$PublicSettings = @{"workspaceId" = "your oms workspace id"}
$ProtectedSettings = @{"workspaceKey" = "your big base64 oms key"}

# Get information about the scale set
$vmss = Get-AzureRmVmss -ResourceGroupName 'VMSSRESOURCEGROUP' `
-VMScaleSetName 'VMSSNAME'

Add-AzureRmVmssExtension `
-VirtualMachineScaleSet $vmss `
-Name "Microsoft.EnterpriseCloud.Monitoring" `
-Publisher "Microsoft.EnterpriseCloud.Monitoring" `
-Type "MicrosoftMonitoringAgent" `
-TypeHandlerVersion 1.0 `
-AutoUpgradeMinorVersion $true `
-Setting $PublicSettings `
-ProtectedSetting $ProtectedSettings

# Update the scale set and apply the Custom Script Extension to the VM instances
Update-AzureRmVmss `
-ResourceGroupName $vmss.ResourceGroupName `
-Name $vmss.Name `
-VirtualMachineScaleSet $vmss

# Only needed for manual update VMSS – warning tells them all to update, so modify to suit
$jobs=@()
Get-AzureRmVmssVM -ResourceGroupName $vmss.ResourceGroupName -VMScaleSetName $vmss.Name | foreach {
$jobs+=Update-AzureRmVmssInstance -ResourceGroupName $vmss.ResourceGroupName -Name $vmss.Name -InstanceId $_.InstanceId -AsJob
}

$jobs | Wait-Job
$jobs | Receive-Job

References
Azure VMSS
Azure Operations Management Suite (OMS)
Azure VM OMS Agent


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