Modern Service Management in the Cloud

Hi all, I’m Gavin Kemp the shy and retiring member of the UK cloud infrastructure team. Helping customers to the cloud is my number 1 priority but also making them feel comfortable with the cloud is as equally important. My approach has been to genrally describe it as a co-lo datacenter that’s a little bit…

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OMS Syntax post series: #4 : WireData

One of the most interesting set of syntax has been the use of WireData, I’m not really a networking person but they way you can visualise and assess the data is very useful. For all of these replace aDomainName.co.uk with your own FQDN   I started to look at traffic from a Subnet and the…

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OMS Syntax post series: #3 Events & Alerts

Part 3, Events and Alert examples:   I wanted to look at a range of EventIDs (I cant remember why now) but this is how: Type=Event EventID=* | measure count () by EventID | Where (EventID>6000 AND EventID<6500) If you want to look for some specific EventIDs, I was also filtering on the last 24hrs…

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OMS Syntax post series: #2 Computers

Part 2 of the OMS Syntax series   Just a list of distinct computers in the OMS workspace (just returns the count and name rather than all the other details) Computer=* | Distinct Computer A similar list to the above but shows the computers sorted by aggregated value (i.e. sorted by  computers that have the…

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OMS Syntax post series: #1 Performance

This is a series of posts, which I will update and add to often (I hope), basically I’ve ended up with a OneNote of syntax that I know works in certain key areas of OMS. Looking for % used space (this example and all the rest, require you to add the correct Perf counter in…

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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…

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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/

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Hello Azure Africa

Microsoft to deliver Microsoft Cloud from datacenters in Africa We plan to deliver the Microsoft Cloud including Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 from datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with initial availability in 2018. Read more at https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2017/05/18/microsoft-deliver-microsoft-cloud-datacenters-africa/#xip4ZWGMxzY5gBri.99

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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…

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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…

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