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…


Azure Application Insights

Application Insights Application Insights simply put is Application Performance Management for web developers (or DevOps) on multiple platforms Are you trying to solve how to monitor application performance? Do you need to monitor application performance for ASP.NET, Java or Node.js apps? SCOM can monitor, but not necessarily with the same functionality Riverbed makes products, but…


Verify OMS Managed Computers

Ever wondered what objects are setup for OMS?   Maybe you’ve seen lots of errors on servers you don’t expect ? It’s possible someone chose a group or nearly all managed computers in your SCOM environment.   How do we verify, or change what computers send data to OMS from SCOM? 1) Look for a…


SYSTEM CENTER 2016 Operations Manager – Anti-Virus Exclusions

NOTE: Process name exclusions could potentially prevent some dangerous programs from being detected. Therefore exclusions based on processes might expose to security issues and should be avoided.   As we are all aware, antivirus exclusions can affect monitoring data generated, and affect system performance.   Best practice is to implement specific exclusions. Hopefully this table…


Setting up OMS Capacity and Performance

Do you know what your HyperV hosts are doing? Not a HyperV fan, there’s a VMWare solution also here   Documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-capacity Capacity dashboard Details   Troubleshooting dashboard Firewall https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-proxy-firewall Windows Agents https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-windows-agents   Verify in Operations Manager if you have any error events Event ID 4506 in this case is the Capacity and Performance…


Setting up OMS Service Map solution

Ever wonder what happened to BlueStripe? Anyone else have experience using it with SCOM? If you weren’t aware, Microsoft bought Blue Stripe back in 2015 link   Looks like BlueStripe FactFinder is now Service Map in Azure Documentation here   Service Map is very easy to add and get value from right away with OMS…