Windows & Linux Patching Survey

The Operations Management Suite product team wants to hear about your requirements and frustrations with managing Patching/Compliance for Windows & Linux servers. To provide feedback, please follow this link to the survey – https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8dHPQipAM9hmdgh Thank you…. Read more

Walkthrough: Managing RHEL on Azure with OMS

Recently we announced the public availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) server images in a majority of Microsoft Azure regions. With the capability to deploy a Red Hat supported Virtual Machine in Azure, you may have the question “What else can I do with my Azure Red Hat VM?”. Luckily Azure has a rich marketplace… Read more

Announcing Linux & Docker Container management with OMS!

What’s the OMS Agent for Linux? The OMS Agent for Linux is the easiest way to collect Syslog events, Performance metrics, Container data, as well as Nagios and Zabbix alerts.  The agent is a light, open and modular agent built on proven open source components.  The core of the agent uses an existing open source… Read more

Linux Server Usage in your Organizations

We are looking to help better manage your Linux servers and would like to understand your Linux server usage in your organizations. This survey is anonymous. We know most viewers of this blog are not usually the primary Linux users but please fill this survey to the best of your knowledge. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LinuxMS Thanks in advance for… Read more

System Center Open Source Software Management Packs Walkthrough Part 2: MySQL Server

Two weeks ago we released a walkthrough of managing Apache HTTP Server with System Center 2016 Technical Preview 2 Operations Manager. This week we continue with a walkthrough for managing MySQL Server with System Center 2016 TP2 Operations Manager. This walkthrough details a step by step guide for setting up and managing MySQL Server. Here’s… Read more

System Center Open Source Software Management Packs Walkthrough Part 1: Apache HTTP Server

At Microsoft Ignite we announced the public availability of preview OSS Management Packs for System Center 2016 Technical Preview 2 – Operations Manager. The OSS Management Packs brings performance and health monitoring to open source favorites, Apache HTTP Server and MySQL Server. This blog post is the first of two OSS management walkthroughs that brings you… Read more

Understanding your Linux Monitoring Challenges

Hi Folks, we want to know more in-depth how your organization monitors Linux servers and challenges you face monitoring these Linux servers. We are NOT trying to sell you anything, we just want you understand your pains in this area. If you are or could introduce us to your Linux monitoring administrators (folks responsible for… Read more

Operations Manager news from Ignite 2015

Last week was the Ignite conference in Chicago, and it was a blast! There was also a lot that happened, so to help you catch up with the key Operations Manager related news from Ignite I’ve pulled together the following summary. Platform Vision & Strategy (6 of 7): What’s New in System Center for Management https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2459… Read more

Now Available: Open Source Software Management Packs for System Center 2016 Technical Preview 2

We are proud to announce the preview release of the Open Source Software (OSS) Management Packs for System Center 2016 Technical Preview 2. These management packs bring rich performance and health monitoring to favorite open source applications running on Linux – Apache HTTP Server and MySQL Server. The OSS management packs join Microsoft’s current management… Read more

Managing JBoss Application Server 7 with System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2: Part 2 – Domain Mode

This blog is a continuation of “Managing JBoss Application Server 7 with System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2: Part 1 – Standalone Mode” found here. As a reminder, JBoss Application Server 7 can be booted in two distinct operating modes: standalone and domain mode. The first blog covered a walkthrough of the standalone mode and… Read more