OMS Free Tier Solution Based Billing Tracker – Security & Audit

On June 19, 2017, a new pricing model was introduced to the OMS Security and Compliance management offer and it applies to all OMS pricing tiers including the Free Tier. Solutions like the Security & Audit Solution if added anytime after the above cutoff date (June 19, 2017), will be free for the first 60 days…. Read more

OMS: Analyzing Data Ingestion & Usage with the Free Tier Data Consumption Tracker

The OMS Free Tier Data Consumption Tracker is a dashboard that extends the Log Analytics Usage records and provides a summary view of the data usage relative to the 500 MB daily data upload limit of the OMS Free Tier, calculated in percentage. It provides a clearer picture on whether the daily upload limit of… Read more

OpsMgr: Calculating the Overall Availability of Distributed Applications in Percentage

This post demonstrates how we can calculate the percentage of availability of distributed application managed objects over time, based on the state of a specific monitor in System Center Operations Manager, with a PowerShell script that leverages OpsMgr Cmdlets.The following picture shows an example of an OpsMgr native dashboard that consist of 2 widgets created… Read more

OMS Free Tier Data Consumption Tracker Dashboard

In Operations Management Suite (OMS), there is a Free Tier that allows up to 500 MB of data upload per day for Log Analytics, with 7 days of data retention. For more information on the latest OMS tiers and subscription plans available including their pricings, please visit the Operations Management Suite Pricing site. This post… Read more

OMS Dashboard Extension for the Upgrade Helper MP for SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016

The Upgrade Helper For SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016 Dashboard extends the new Upgrade Helper Management Pack to Operations Management Suite (OMS). It provides a summary view of the overall upgrade state of a System Center Operations Manager Management Group moving from 2012 R2 to 2016, and is accessible through the OMS Portal.                The Upgrade… Read more

Keep Track of the SCOM 2016 Upgrade Process with the Upgrade Helper

This post demonstrates how the Sample Upgrade Helper Management Pack for SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016 can be used to keep track of the upgrade process of a System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Distributed Management Group to 2016. This sample MP can be downloaded from the TechNet Gallery.In this example, the Management Server hosting… Read more

Monitoring OMS Direct Agents in an OpsMgr Management Group

This post demonstrates how the Blue Bar State Widget Template (Download Here) can be used to create a custom dashboard in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console to display a list of Microsoft Monitoring Agents that are directly connecting to one or multiple OMS Workspaces, and providing further details on the agent version, OMS Workspace ID… Read more

Introducing the New Upgrade Helper MP for SCOM 2012 R2 to 2016

System Center 2016 was recently launched at the MS Ignite 2016 Event in Atlanta (here is the announcement). Before general availability (GA), the release-to manufacturing (RTM) bits can be downloaded from the TechNet Evaluation Center and tested for an evaluation period of 180 days. To help guide and demonstrate the upgrade process from System Center… Read more

OpsMgr: Displaying Agent Average Send Queue Size with a Blue Bar State Widget

This post demonstrates how the Blue Bar State Widget Template (Download Here) can be used to create a custom dashboard in the OpsMgr 2012 Operations Console, to display the health state, patch level and average Send Queue Size of each managed agent, and to allow the user to visually identify maximum and minimum values of… Read more

OpsMgr: Overview of All Custom Dashboard and Widget Templates Featured To Date

This post features a table that provides an overview of all custom sample dashboard and widget templates featured to date (and coming soon) on the Wei Out There with SC & OMS blog:  (Note: For a template to appear after MP import, please restart the Operations Console first.)   Sample Dashboard & Widget Template Name… Read more