Microsoft System Center and Azure Technical Guru – April 2015

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The Technet Guru Awards for April 2015 were recently released, and I’m pleased to announce that my article on Azure Operational Insights won the Gold medal and bronze medals in the System Center and Azure categories respectively. This is my first participation in this event, and my first medals, so I’ll be back for more. The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from all corners of TechNet. You can enter articles for the May 2015 competition here You … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft System Center and Azure Technical Guru – April 2015

Microsoft Operations Management Suite: Getting Started

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This article is the second installment in a series of articles on Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS). A detailed listing of the articles in the series can be tracked here: http://www.mrchiyo.com/microsoft-operations-management-suite-blog-series/. The first article in the series gave an overview of OMS, and briefly reviewed the solutions that underlie the OMS SaaS offering. In this article, I will show you how to get started with Microsoft Operations Management Suite. There are two ways to create a Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Workspace. The first approach is to create a workspace through the Azure Management Portal, assuming that you have a Azure subscription. Check out the Free Trial offer if you don’t have a subscription yet. The second method is to … Read More

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Microsoft Operations Management Suite: An Overview

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This is the first article in a series of articles that will thoroughly review the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) and underlying solutions. A detailed listing of the articles in the series can be tracked here: http://www.mrchiyo.com/microsoft-operations-management-suite-blog-series/   Microsoft first announced the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) during Ignite 2015. OMS is a new set of service-based technologies with ready-made solutions that are delivered from the cloud. As the IT management solution for a cloud-first world, OMS was built in response to the increased complexity that organizations face in managing their workloads dispersed across platforms, environments, and the underlying cost structure. Microsoft has been working with customers for over a year, and has previewed some of the services that have … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft Operations Management Suite: An Overview

Microsoft Operations Management Suite Blog Series

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Microsoft Ignite 2015 saw the introduction of Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS), a suite of products that’s being touted as Microsoft’s IT Management solution for a cloud-first world, that will empower organizations to embark on the journey of modern management, extend their System Center investments and simplify the management of their workloads and datacenters regardless of where they may be hosted. The Microsoft Operations Management Suite will enable organizations to quickly and cost-effectively meet business challenges by enabling them to derive rich insights from multi-sourced data, leverage efficiencies by automating complex and repetitive operations, secure their workloads, and ensure the availability of their applications and integrity of their data.   Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) has a very rich feature … Read More

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Microsoft Ignite 2015 Recap. Platform Vision and Strategy Sessions

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I was fortunate to have attended Microsoft Ignite 2015, and I’m still basking in the euphoria of all my newly-gleaned knowledge. I found the conference to be characteristically replete with information about Microsoft’s vision and strategy for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and about how Microsoft is empowering IT to move from delivering information technology in organizations to driving the innovations and transformation in organizations so as to empower every person and organization to achieve more. At the heart of Microsoft’s strategy lies three interlocking ambitions. To: Create more personal computing Build the intelligent cloud Reinvent productivity and business processes To this end, Microsoft made several exciting announcements during Ignite 2015 for: Office 2016 Public Preview Skype for Business Broadcasting Office … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft Ignite 2015 Recap. Platform Vision and Strategy Sessions

Microsoft Operations Management Suite Introduced at IGNITE 2015

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During his keynote speech, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella introduced the Operations Management Suite (OMS). This suite is the  IT management solution for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. OMS is a single solution that is built to manage your entire enterprise environment regardless of operating system, hypervisors, their location or your choice of cloud providers. The Operations Management Suite manages your Windows and Linux workloads across your datacenter. Through this rich platform powered by Azure, Operations Management Suite delivers a unified IT Management solution enabling you to extend your System Center investments and simplify the management of your datacenter assets regardless of OS type, or what cloud provider you utilize. YES! You heard that right. This suite will enable you to manage assets … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft Operations Management Suite Introduced at IGNITE 2015

Azure Operational Insights to become Generally Available

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It’s official. Azure Operational Insights (OpInsights) is set to become generally available on May 4, 2015. This service is in Preview at present and is already generating a great deal of excitement among users for the valuable insight it’s able to provide into the IT infrastructure. This release is set to coincide with Microsoft’s Inaugural Ignite event in Chicago, IL. USA. There are 3 OpInsights sessions scheduled to take place at Ignite. These sessions will be led by Microsoft’s SCOM and OpInsights engineering team, so endeavor to attend and interface with the team if you will be in attendance at Ignite. Here’s an excerpt of the email I received about this. If you’d like to learn more about OpInsights, check … Read More

Chiyo OdikaAzure Operational Insights to become Generally Available

New System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Book

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I am pleased to announce that a new book on System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, which I co-authored along with some other System Center experts, has been published.   Overview: This resource will provide practical, and step-by-step guidelines on how to make the most of your investment in System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.   About This Book Discover how System Center Operations Manager can help your business and how its deployment can deliver stunning ROI Learn how to optimize System Center 2012 Operations Manager and how to create an effective system architecture Learn best practices for creating effective configurations that will give you a deeper insight into your environment What you will learn Learn how to architect an … Read More

Chiyo OdikaNew System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager Book

Troubleshooting Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Capacity Planning Data Aggregation in Progress Issues

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I’m an ardent user of the Azure Operational Insights (OpInsights) service and I keenly follow the latest developments, from new Intelligence packs to search data syntax improvements, and so I’ve singled out the Capacity Planning intelligence pack for some constructive critiquing as well as to share my experiences using it. The Capacity Planning intelligence pack is one that garners a lot of attention and enthusiasm during demos. What’s not to love about a tool that gives you greater control over your datacenter capacity, and that enables you to better project and plan for your future compute and storage needs? That’s the sort of insight that makes this service live up to its name. You get the gist, it’s awesome. That is…unless you fail … Read More

Chiyo OdikaTroubleshooting Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Capacity Planning Data Aggregation in Progress Issues

Troubleshooting OpsMgr-to-VMM connection Error 10218

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I recently encountered an issue while configuring OpsMgr-to-VMM connection. The detailed error was as follows: Error 10218 Setup could not import the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Management Pack into Operations Manager server because one or more required management packs are missing. The VMM Management Packs cannot be deployed unless the following component management packs are present in Operations Manager : Windows Server Internet Information Services 2003, Windows Server 2008 Internet Information Services 7, Windows Server Internet Information Services Library, SQL Server Core Library. Recommended Action To provide the missing component management packs, ensure that the following management packs have been imported into Operations Manager server: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Internet Information Services Management Pack for OpsMgr 2012 (version 6.0.6278.0 … Read More

Chiyo OdikaTroubleshooting OpsMgr-to-VMM connection Error 10218