Monitoring temperature sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and Log Analytics – Part 3

This is part three of my little three part series on how to monitor temperature sensors in  remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and OMS. It describes my current OMS solution and the costs associated with the solution, in case that you want to build something similar. For the background of this post, please read…

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Monitoring temperature sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and Log Analytics – Part 2

This is part two of my little three part series on how to monitor sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and OMS. It describes the overall solution architecture, some technical challenges I faced, solutions I found and lessons I learned. For the background of this blog series, please read part one. If you…

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Monitoring temperature sensors in remote locations with Twilio, Azure Automation and Log Analytics – Part 1

This blog series is based on a private project and not customer related. But it might show you how easy it is to solve real world problems with Azure services. As a short teaser, this is my current custom OMS solution dashboard that I will explain throughout this blog series: Part 1 describes the initial…

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How to use OMS to analyze NTLM traffic logged in netlogon.log

Recently a customer asked me whether we can analyze the netlogon.log file with log analytic capabilities of OMS (Operations Management Suite). In the past, they needed to use different tools and scripts to get the information they need. For example “What accounts are still using NTLM very frequently, and from which computer?” In this post, I want to…

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Testing Log Analytics HTTP Data Collector API limits with PowerShell

Recently we announced a new API for uploading quasi any data from anywhere to OMS (Log Analytics) as long it is presented to OMS in a non-nested JSON format. See these excellent articles for more details: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msoms/2016/08/30/http-data-collector-api-send-us-data-from-space-or-anywhere/ https://azure.microsoft.com/de-de/documentation/articles/log-analytics-data-collector-api/ I was curious about the performance of this API and wanted to know: What’s the maximum data…

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Creating an Azure OMS workspace in less than 30 seconds

If you want to play with OMS it might be helpful and necessary to create new workspaces automatically (and remove them after testing). I am currently playing with the Log analytics http data API and need to create OMS workspaces quite often. This is how I do it: There are multiple ways of creating resources…

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