Microsoft OMS Book – The excluded chapter

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, OMSLeave a Comment

Writing technology books is a challenging enough proposition as it were. The challenge increases exponentially when one  undertakes the writing of a book about a cloud platform, as was the case with my writing the Microsoft OMS book. The challenge with this stems from the fact that I intend for this book to be a technical reference for readers as they work with the OMS platform and underlying Azure services, and as such, the book must, by necessity, reference not just relevant concepts, but also current, and up-to-date content. Admittedly, the nature of the book – publisher’s cookbook format – heightened said need for pertinence, and up-to-dateness of the material, because readers expect to be able to follow along with … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft OMS Book – The excluded chapter

Microsoft OMS Book Published!

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Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Cookbook is now published. I am thrilled to announce that this is now readily available via the publisher’s (Packt) various channels and platforms, including on Amazon in both print, and Kindle format. Amazon now shows the final page count (448). Amazon also shows the print version release date as May 9th, but you should be able to order there as well, and it gets fulfilled in a few days. The Kindle version is available immediately. In this book, I sought to provide a useful guide with current, up-to-date information on a platform that provides incredible value to organizations. As organizations navigate their respective digital transformation initiatives, OMS stands out as a platform that enables them … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft OMS Book Published!

Coming soon – Microsoft OMS book

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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve finished work on a book on Microsoft OMS and related Azure services. The book is part of the Cookbook series from publisher, Packt, and is titled Microsoft Operations Management Suite Cookbook. The book hasn’t been published yet, but is likely en-route to the presses and will be available in a few days. Those who know me know of my passion for building solutions to provide fundamental business value, and I’m happy to be able to share some ideas about how to accomplish aspects of this core proposition using the Microsoft Azure platform and Microsoft OMS. This project was especially interesting given the spate of releases to the OMS and underlying Azure services, and capabilities … Read More

Chiyo OdikaComing soon – Microsoft OMS book

Speaker at the CSMUG

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Last week I presented a session on Hybrid Management with OMS at the Chicago Systems Management Users Group (CSMUG). This meeting was held at the Microsoft Offices (MTC) in Chicago. The presenters for this session were Johan Arwidmark of ConfigMgr fame, System and datacenter management experts, Tom Lilly and Rich Lilly, and me. The meeting was sponsored by 1E. The CSMUG meets several times during the year to collaboratively share knowledge with the community about new products, features and capabilities for systems and enterprise management. Meetings will also feature experts in various technology areas. These experts will be available to field questions, and explore various scenarios and product use cases with attendees. Chicago System Management Users Group (CSMUG) is dedicated … Read More

Chiyo OdikaSpeaker at the CSMUG

OMS Agent for Linux – v1.4.4-210

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, Linux, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, OMSLeave a Comment

Version 1.4.4-210 of the OMS agent for Linux is now generally available. This update includes a couple of bug fixes, and new features. New Features This agent version updates SCX from v1.6.3-474 in previous GA release to v1.6.3-527. This release also updates OMI to v1.4.2 Fixes DSC resource and module “class not found” error due to DSC OMI provider registration. Azure metadata auto injection. Honoring vmResourceID setting if specified by the user. OMI cron job generating email every minute due to keytab not being present on some distros where cron tab fails. SOURCE: Github Install OMS Agent for Linux-v1.4.4-210 For x86 Architecture (32-bit) systems:

For x64 Architecure (64-bit) systems:

Where WORKSPACE_ID Is the ID for your OMS workspace, … Read More

Chiyo OdikaOMS Agent for Linux – v1.4.4-210

Meet GDPR Compliance requirements with OMS

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In April 2016, a European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved and is due to take effect in May 2018. GDPR is being touted as the most important change in data privacy regulation in over two decades, and it imposes new data privacy rules on companies, government agencies, and any organizations that do business in and with the European Union (EU). This is of particular significance because of the positive implications of such a regulation on data privacy, the benefits of the inevitable shift in the way organizations across the region and business partners around the world will now approach data privacy, and because non-compliant organizations could be subject to hefty fines, as is often the … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMeet GDPR Compliance requirements with OMS

OMS Agent for Linux Update – v1.4.3-174

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, Linux, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, OMSLeave a Comment

Version 1.4.3-174 of the OMS agent for Linux is now generally available. This updates includes a couple of bug fixes, and new features. New Features A new version of the SCX (v1.6.3-474) is now available. This is the OMI CIM providers for OS perf. metrics. The OMI is also updated to v.1.4.1 in this release. Fixes • OMI memory leak related bug fixes• Disable Syslog data collection by default• Available memory performance counter fix for system kernel 3.14+• SCOM OMI port reset (fix requires two releases of agent to fully support all possible combinations of upgrade scenarios)• OMS linux agent diagnostic logging improvements• Documentation improvements SOURCE: Github Install OMS Agent for Linux-v1.4.3-174 For x86 Architecture (32-bit) systems:

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Chiyo OdikaOMS Agent for Linux Update – v1.4.3-174

OMS Agent for Linux Patch – v1.4.2-125

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, Linux, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, OMSLeave a Comment

Version 1.4.2-125 of the OMS agent for Linux is now generally available. This updates includes a couple of bug fixes, but introduces no new features. Bug Fixes DSC (omsconfig) package hangs causing Update management, Change tracking and other Linux data stop flowing to OMS. Heartbeat fix to unblock Fairfax customer   SOURCE: Github Install OMS Agent for Linux-v1.4.1-123 For x86 Architecture (32-bit) systems:

For x64 Architecure (64-bit) systems:

Where WORKSPACE_ID Is the ID for your OMS workspace, and the SECRET_KEY is the relevant key for your OMS workspace. To determine your OMS workspace ID and primary key: Sign into your OMS Workspace From the Overview page, click on Settings In the Settings page, click on Accounts -> Workspace … Read More

Chiyo OdikaOMS Agent for Linux Patch – v1.4.2-125

Migrate Clients to a ConfigMgr HTTPS Site

Chiyo OdikaConfigMgr, SCCMLeave a Comment

Happy Holidays friends! I’ve been rather busy with several riveting initiatives of recent, and thought I’d share one of them. In this case, some ideas on migrating clients to a ConfigMgr destination hierarchy that is configured for HTTPS which means that all client to server communication happens over HTTPS. This article will expressly cover ideas on said migration. This article will not cover the steps for configuring HTTPs communication in ConfigMgr. Refer to the links below for some guidance on HTTPS configuration for ConfigMgr. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgrdogs/2015/01/21/configmgr-2012-r2-certificate-requirements-and-https-configuration/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/network/pki-certificate-requirements I strongly recommend that you acquaint yourself with the concepts and material covered in both articles and elesewhere steps before continuing with this article. Additionally, I recommend reading the fairly detailed conceptual guidelines on … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMigrate Clients to a ConfigMgr HTTPS Site

Multi-line Queries Now in OMS Log Search Editor

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Fans of multi-line queries rejoice! The OMS/ Log Analytics Log Search editor now supports multi-line queries. Even before the new Log Analytics search language was introduced, the constraints of the Log Search editor field were quite apparent. This has been a sorely needed feature in Log Search, and I imagine that ardent users of the query language heaved a collective sigh of relief when the Analytics portal was introduced with multi-line query support.  With the introduction of the Analytics portal, which supports multi-line queries and advanced analytics capabilities, the analytics possibilities seem endless.   It’s also worth noting that in addition to the multi-line query support, Log Search editor also features intellisense providing query suggestions as you type. The editor … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMulti-line Queries Now in OMS Log Search Editor