What’s new in Log Analytics?

In this post I mentioned the Analytics Home Page.  This page also shows the high level updates to the platform such as this one for December.  I found out today there is also a Query Language ‘what’s new’ section in the documentation.   I’ll be bookmarking this one to see what is new and changed in…

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Azure Log Analytics: Queries, the basics explained – Part 4

  I’ll finish with some more examples, building on what we discussed in part 3. SecurityEvent | where Account has “Clive”   // has is a best practise rather than contains | project Account, Computer, EventID , EventSourceName // now I’ve selected a few columns of data I think are useful to reduce the noise //or…

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Azure Log Analytics: Queries, the basics explained – Part 3

Sometimes unlike post 2, you may not know where to start, but hopefully you know some piece of data to search on. An example I often use  is a persons name, I’ll use my own.  Search can look through a lot of data so you may want to scope the time to a period you…

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Azure Log Analytics: Queries, the basics explained – Part 2

Now that we have opened our first tab for producing a query in part 1 lets look at, some other capabilities. I mentioned Schema in the last post, its a good way of finding which types of data you may have and what solutions.  From my workspace you can see the variety of Solutions I…

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Azure Log Analytics: Queries, the basics explained – Part 1

Sometimes I’m guilty of jumping in to the deep-end and skipping the basics. Update: This post end up in four parts: Part1 Part2 Part3 Part4 I spend all my time in the Advanced Analytics portal, as originally Log Search was a single line syntax. I much prefer multi-line syntax: Perf | where TimeGenerated >= ago(2h)…

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Azure Log Analytics: Finding CPUs with perf counters

Today I saw a question on how find the count of CPUs that a server has, maybe you need this for licensing or maybe just for inventory purposes.  I remember looking at this before… The easiest way I’ve found (unless you know different) was to convert a syntax I used in the old query language…

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Azure Log Analytics: Disk Space Usage

Often for customer demos I show this particular example or get questions as its pinned to my Azure Dashboard – its the first thing you see. Performance counters are a great sources of performance data obviously, but also has some other data points such as % free space.  You will need to check you have…

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Azure Log Analytics: Linux Groups

Earlier today I needed to look for some specific Linux machines, and a process name in Syslog. If you happen to have a naming convention, that enables a startswith or endswith or even a contains then its reasonably easy to find this info, e.g. However I wanted to make sure it was a Linux server…

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Great to see OMS NPM now supports Expressroute

Please see here for more info: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/monitoring-of-azure-expressroute-in-preview/ Start monitoring today This capability is in preview in West Central US and West Europe Azure regions and should be available in Eastern US and South East Asia in a week. You can enroll in the preview by sending us your workspace information. For more information, please visit…

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Free Azure learning resources for Customers and partners

The Azure Learning team has published a set of free learning paths for customers and partners:  http://aka.ms/learnazure The best way to review this is through this short video (2:22 minutes) 

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