Arithmetic operations meet aggregate queries in OMS

Summary: Learn how to use arithmetic expressions in aggregate queries in OMS. Hi everyone, Leyla Kazemi here, and today I want to talk about new OMS functionality that enables you to perform aggregation on arithmetic expressions in OMS. Previously, you were able to use arithmetic expressions in OMS by using the Extend command. However, you could not perform any…


Multi-level group by in OMS

Summary: Learn how to group by multiple fields in OMS. Good morning everyone, Leyla Kazemi here, and today I am happy to announce that multi-level group by is now supported in OMS Log Analytics search language. Before, you could only group by one field using OMS Search language. This new capability enables you to group by…


Use the OMS log search feature to report on custom OMS alerts

Summary: Learn how to use Microsoft Operations Management Suite log search to report on the results of custom OMS alerting. This post is the fifth post in a multi-part series of blog posts about OMS alerting. To fully understand this post, you should read the entire series in order. Here are the posts in the series: OMS alerting…


Computer groups in OMS

Summary: Learn how to create computer groups in OMS or import computer groups from Active Directory and WSUS. Hi everyone, Leyla Kazemi here, and today I want to talk about new functionalities in Operations Management Suite (OMS) which help you both create computer groups in OMS, and import computer groups from Active Directory and Windows…


On-demand metric aggregation and visualization in OMS

Summary: Perform on-demand aggregation on any metric data and visualize it in Microsoft Operations Management Suite. Hi everyone. Leyla Kazemi here, and today I want to talk about a new functionality in OMS that helps you perform on-the-fly aggregation on your metric data, and visualize across multiple vectors, which makes troubleshooting much easier. On-demand metric…


Searching for alerts in Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Summary: Learn how to specify the Alert type in Microsoft Operations Management Suite Search and how to filter alerts by using various fields to quickly parse data. Good morning everyone. Ed Wilson here, and today I want to talk about using Microsoft Operations Management Suite Search to look for alerts. I can use the Alert…


Create your Microsoft Operations Management Suite console

Summary: Learn how to create your own Microsoft Operations Management Suite console to provide laser-sharp focus into your systems. Good morning everyone. Ed Wilson here, and today I want to talk about customizing the Microsoft Operations Management Suite console. In the old days, console customization for various products could be complex, cumbersome, and at times,…


Using Microsoft Operations Management Suite Search Strings

Summary: Learn how to find and use already created MS OMS search strings. Good morning everyone. Ed Wilson here. Today, Teresa (aka The Scripting Wife) showed me a video taken by her friend that showed a squirrel trying to steal a coconut. I imagine the squirrel got overwhelmed thinking about how this nut would be…


Use Microsoft Operations Management Suite Search to track shutdown events

Summary: Learn how to find and parse server shutdown events by using Microsoft Operations Management Suite. Good morning everyone. Ed Wilson here. It is gorgeous outside this morning here in central Florida. It is a crisp 60 degrees, and the grass is damp with the morning dew. The air hangs heavy with humidity, and there…


Query event log data with Operations Management Suite Search

Summary: This blog posts provides step-by-step instructions for querying Windows event logs from dozens of servers by using the Microsoft Operations Management Suite Search tool. Good morning everyone. Ed Wilson here. I have spent much of the morning working on my calendar and arranging for a series of personal appearances that are coming up in the…