Collecting text log files to Azure Operational Insights using System Center Operations Manager

[NOTE -  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] Disclaimer – the information presented in this post is something you can do today to collect text log files into Operational Insights using System Center Operations Manager. Anyhow, this does not represent ‘full’ nor ‘final’ support for collecting… Read more

New Active Directory Assessment Intelligence Pack in Azure Operational Insights!

[NOTE -  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] Thank you for being patient! The Active Directory Assessment Intelligence Pack is now available. Designed to assess the risk and health of AD environments on premises, in the cloud or hybrid, it will scan weekly, and present information… Read more

UPDATE: Upcoming URL change for OpsMgr-attach to Azure Operational Insights

IMPORTANT for Azure Operational Insights users is using Operations Manager attach communicating behind proxies or firewalls that only allow specific destinations! This is a reminder of the upcoming change or URLs already communicated earlier in a previous blog post – please note we plan on deploying this change on February 19th 2015. We’d like to… Read more

NOTICE: Upcoming URL change for OpsMgr-attach to Azure Operational Insights

IMPORTANT for OpInsights users! If you are using OpsMgr with Azure Operational Insights behind proxies with specific ACL or rules to only allow traffic to specific destination, please note the following upcoming change that would require an action in your environment. In order to align the way that OpsMgr and direct agent send data to… Read more

IIS Log Format Requirements in Azure Operational Insights

[NOTE -  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] With regards to collection of ‘IIS Logs’ in Microsoft Azure Operational Insights, the only IIS Log format supported at the moment is W3C. Don't worry – it's the most common format, and the default one on IIS 7… Read more

Integrate Azure Operational Insights into System Center Operations Manager Dashboards

[NOTE -  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] At TechED North America 2014 in our session on System Center Advisor we briefly showed a proof of concept on how to contextually drive System Center Advisor search using Operations Manager dashboards. We now have this integration ready… Read more

Edge Show – Log Management and Other Intelligence Packs in Azure Operational Insights

[NOTE –  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] Check out this video to see how System Center Advisor helps Enterprise Operation teams transform machine data and unstructured logs into Real Time Operations Intelligence: https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/Edge-Show-114-Log-Management-and-Other-Intelligence-Packs-in-System-Center-Advisor… Read more

What’s the buzz on Advisor?

Have you heard about System Center Advisor Preview Service at TechEd or read some of the customer blogs? Need a single solution to gather, correlate and search all your log data, forecast your data center capacity needs or check if your servers have the latest software updates? Advisor maybe your answer. This service is FREE for the preview… Read more

How to collect Syslog events in Azure Operational Insights thru Operations Manager (SCOM)

[NOTE -  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] We provide an example below that uses the Native Syslog Data Source in SCOM and combines it with a Powershell module that allows do parse out additional information out of the syslog event and place them in 'similar'… Read more

Operational Insights: Saved Searches, Cloud Attach Status and Usage, and more!

[NOTE -  Operational Insights is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at microsoft.com/OMS ] Since launching our preview at TechEd NA 2014, we’ve been hard at work in the Advisor team to deliver new capabilities you have asked for. In this post I would like to announce 2 new features that had… Read more