Hello everyone. This is Keiko from the OMS Program Management Team. After my previous blog, Monitor VMware using OMS Log Analytics, in June, we had an overwhelming response from customers. Thanks to your feedback, I was able to create a VMware Monitoring Solution, which I am happy to announce is in Public Preview.
This solution collects VMware ESXi host logs from any location and provides centralized searching and viewing for better monitoring and troubleshooting. By using the native ESXi host syslog forwarding to a Linux VM, OMS Agent for Linux collects the data and passes it to OMS as you see in the following diagram.
In addition to what I have presented in my previous blog, I’ve added more monitoring features to this solution:
- VM activities such as user creation/deletion information
- Clear presentation of event tracking and failure status
- ESXi host SCSI events, storage latency, and host path failure
Let me introduce you to some of the newly added features.
Virtual machine user activities and drill down
This feature tracks VM activities, such as VM creation or deletion by users and ESXi hosts. You can drill down to get further information as well.
Failure information view
This feature shows information about the ESXi host failure at a glance. These failures can be broken into failure types, ESXi hosts, and error messages for deeper troubleshooting.
ESXi host and events trending
This feature provides ESXi host and event information in detail. It can show you trending of the host events as you see in the following screenshot.
I’ve also added a few more example queries that can be quickly used as is for alerting, trending, and analysis.
For detailed information about how to set up this solution and supported ESXi Host versions, see VMware (Preview) solution in Log Analytics.
Sadly, we are not able to introduce all the capabilities in this blog, but definitely, try this VMware Monitoring Solution, and let us know what you think.
How do I try this?
Get a free Microsoft Operations Management Suite (#MSOMS) subscription so that you can test the VMware Monitoring Solution features. You can also get a free subscription for Microsoft Azure.
How can I give you guys feedback?
There are a few different routes to give feedback:
- UserVoice: Post ideas for new OMS features to work on. Visit the OMS UserVoice page.
- OMS Forums: Good general discussion of OMS. Visit the OMS Forums.
- Email: Tell us at OMSVMWare@microsoft.com whatever is on your mind.
- Survey: Take a survey.
Your feedback is most important to us. If you see any features you like that are not here, we like to hear that from you as well.
Microsoft Operations Management Team