Service Map for SCOM

  Ever compare your work to an amusement park? Every business application compares to a ride, roller coaster, or even a kiddie ride. Anyone ever ask you directions to that ride, or more technical based questions like ‘what’ communication makes up that business application?     In comes Service Map to save the day!     Last year…

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Installing and configuring the MMA agent

  Maybe the MMA agent is like Venom? Proof I’ve watched too many a Marvel movie…   An existential moment perhaps, but the MMA agent can be a bunch of strings stuck from one place to another, monitoring whatever its told to do.       If you are running SCOM2016 or above, the MMA…

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Azure Log Analytics Service Map Planning and Pre-reqs

My grandfather said two things: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of manure Death and taxes are part of life   Planning out a deployment is a good thing. My best friend would say “No one plans to fail, they just fail to plan”     This will be a multi-part blog – breaking out…


OMS Heartbeat failures and creating alerts

  Feel like you have a ton of data, but lack insights?     Would like to thank the Product team to clarify how to do this with Kusto (new OMS Query language)   If you use OMS and need to verify the most recent data collection Heartbeat | summarize max(TimeGenerated) If you want to check…


Nutanix Monitoring on SCOM or OMS

Comtrade has been around quite some time now delivering custom management packs, in my experience for everything Citrix, F5 now, and Nutanix for SCOM and OMS. Their profile is accurate in my opinion “The SCOM Extension Specialists” Comtrade’s Channel Profile states “we natively integrate with System Center Operations Manager, providing a comprehensive monitoring of network (F5)…


How to be heard (provide feedback on Microsoft products)

Ever feel like everyone’s not listening? UserVoice Do you want to be heard? Are you willing to share ideas and feedback about OMS and the various products? Good, Microsoft development has that covered.   I recommend this to ALL of my customers Please sign-in, vote on ideas and feedback. Please put your comment, suggestion, feature out to…

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Getting Started with OMS – Operations Manager Suite

How do you make sure the business you’re in is productive and making widgets?   What does OMS do? Acronym:  OMS – Operations Manager Suite IMHO Answer:  Pretty much anything you can imagine to help provide a single pane of glass into what is happening in your IT environment. Do you use System Center? You…