Monitoring Azure IaaS with OpsMgr 2012 – The basics

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, MICROSOFT PRODUCTS, SCOM, SYSTEM CENTER, WINDOWS SERVER2 Comments

A customer recently posed a question, and it was one that coincided with a subject I had been meaning to write about for some time. Can virtual machines (VMs) running applications in Microsoft Azure be monitored with OpsMgr and if so, how does one configure this monitoring?¬† Yes, a VM running in Windows Azure IaaS is essentially a VM running an OS, and as such the VM and any applications that reside on it can be monitored with OpsMgr just like you would monitor any other on-premise VM. There are however two important considerations for the monitoring of the VMs in Azure. Cross-premises connectivity would have to be configured between your corporate network and the Azure network in order for … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMonitoring Azure IaaS with OpsMgr 2012 – The basics

Microsoft Azure Operational Insights Preview

Chiyo OdikaAZURE, Microsoft Operations Management Suite, OMS, SCOM1 Comment

There were several announcements during TechEd North America 2014, but of particular interest to me was that of the System Center Advisor (now Azure Operational Insights) preview. UPDATE: System Center Advisor is now a part of the new Microsoft Azure Operational Insights. With the recently-announced Public preview, Microsoft introduces Operational Insights Intelligence packs, unveils a new Operational Insights Portal based on HTML5, and introduces a powerful new search feature that allows you to combine and correlate machine data from multiple sources within your environment. The intelligence packs are powered by the¬†Operational Insights search functionality to bring you metrics that pivot around a particular problem area, and the new portal makes for a rich and consistent experience across multiple device platforms … Read More

Chiyo OdikaMicrosoft Azure Operational Insights Preview