Configure OMS Connection to ConfigMgr — Step by Step

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The 1606 release of System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) comes with a whole slew of new features, including a pre-release Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Connector feature. Learn about ConfigMgr 1606 here. The OMS connector will enable you to sync data such as your collections from ConfigMgr to OMS. Once the collection information is synced to OMS you can then subject any OMS agent-managed endpoint to some action, such as patching, by virtue of its membership in a collection. When you combine this capability with existing system update and other update information that exists in OMS, the practical and other applications are rather evident. Note that because this is a pre-release feature it is meant for early pre-production testing, and … Read More

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OMS Agent for Linux – v1.1.0-217

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The latest public preview OMS agent for Linux is available on Github. This updates introduces the following new features: FluentD v12.24: Fluentd is an Ruby-based open source data collector for unifying data collection and consumption for better understanding and use of unstructured data. Among other capabilities, It analyzes event logs, application logs, and clickstreams. This feature in the OMS Agent for Linux introduces a new default FLuentD buffer queue behavior. Support for CollectD Metrics Ability to support custom JSON data sources from OMS Agent for Linux New default set of Performance Counters supported Support Docker Engine Version 1.11.2 and Docker Rest API version 1.23 The omsagent service now runs under omiusers group instead of omsagent group Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (x64/x86) … Read More

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Change OMS Workspace Azure Subscription

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While you can perform many administrative tasks for your OMS account from your OMS workspace, there are a number of settings that you will only be able to configure from the Azure Portal or using relevant PowerShell cmdlets. I’ll cover the range of settings that you can configure from your OMS workspace and the Azure portal in another post. In this post I will show you how to move your OMS workspace to a new Azure subscription, regardless of how you created the workspace, and explore some gotchas I’ve encountered during my extensive travels in OMS land.   Workspace Creation Overview Recall that you can create a OMS workspace in one of two ways. From: The Microsoft Operations Management Suite … Read More

Chiyo OdikaChange OMS Workspace Azure Subscription

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

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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

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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

UR5 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Updates to the SCOM plug-in for Azure Operational Insights

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Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 was recently released, and after installing the update in some of my environments, I’d like to draw attention to a few observations. I won’t go into too much detail about a step-by-step installation strategy because the good Kevin Holman has that covered. The ONLY addition I’d make to Kevin’s article is to install the updated management packs for UNIX/ Linux before updating your UNIX/ Linux agents The key issues that are fixed in this rollup include: [Source: Microsoft Support Articles] Operations Manager Monitoringhost process crashes because of bind failures against Active Directory A fix was made to prevent Monitoringhost.exe from crashing when it cannot connect to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). … Read More

Chiyo OdikaUR5 for SCOM 2012 R2 – Updates to the SCOM plug-in for Azure Operational Insights