Microsoft Operations Management Suite, DSC, and PowerShell

Summary: Learn how Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS), Desired State Configuration (DSC) and PowerShell work together to simplify management of hybrid systems. Good morning everyone, Ed Wilson here. Well today, Teresa (aka the Scripting Wife) and I are on our way to Manchester where I am speaking at the Manchester PowerShell User Group.  and today…


View the results of OMS Automation jobs

Summary: Learn how to view the results of scheduled OMS Automation jobs in this step-by-step blog post. Good morning everyone, Ed Wilson here, and today I want to talk about how to view the results of scheduled Microsoft Operations Management Suite Automation jobs. First, I need to get to the Automation portal. I can do…


Learn how to schedule an OMS Automation runbook

Summary: Learn how to schedule Automation runbooks to automate tasks. Good morning everyone, Ed Wilson here, and today I want to talk about how to use the Automation schedule service from Microsoft Operations Management Suite. The advantages of scheduling the execution of a runbook is obvious — I can have it execute whenever I want…


Create an OMS Automation runbook that stops all Azure Resource Manager VMs

Summary: Learn how to create a Windows PowerShell workflow and add it to Microsoft Operations Management Suite automation to stop all Azure Resource Manager virtual machines. Good morning everyone, Ed Wilson here, and today I want to talk about how to use a Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) automation runbook to stop all Azure Resource…


Use OMS Automation to start virtual machines in an Azure resource group

Summary: Learn how to use OMS Automation to start all virtual machines (VMs) in an Azure resource group. Good morning everyone, Ed Wilson here, and today I want to talk about how to use Microsoft Operations Management suite to turn on all virtual machines in a particular Azure resource group. To do this, I will…


The way cool Azure Automation PowerShell ISE add-on

Summary: Ed Wilson talks about downloading, installing, and using the new Azure Automation PowerShell ISE add-on to create runbooks. Good morning everyone, Ed Wilson here, and today I want to talk about a way cool and powerful new Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) add-on from the OMS Automation team. Joe Levy, from the Microsoft Operations…


Azure Automation DSC at PowerShell summit

SUMMARY: Ed Wilson talks about the Azure Automation DSC session he delivered with Joe Levy at the PowerShell Dev/OPS summit. This week has been incredibly busy. As you have probably noticed, the Operations Management Suite (OMS) team has made several announcements via this blog. In addition, we are presenting a couple sessions at the PowerShell…

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OMS Automation … why do I need it?

Summary: With the incredible scale available via Azure, today’s IT Pros are faced with a management problem that even a couple of years ago seemed unbelievable…   Good morning everyone, Ed Wilson here, and today I want to talk about Azure automation with Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS). So, the other day I was presenting…


PowerShell considerations for OMS automation

Summary: In this article I talk about Windows PowerShell considerations to take into account prior to reusing existing code for Operations Management Suite automation.   Good morning everyone, Ed Wilson here. Well I have been getting ready for a couple of talks to be delivered to the Windows PowerShell (DevOps summit) in Bellevue next week,…