Move and Store Operations Management Suite (OMS) Log Analytics Data to Azure SQL Data Warehouse using Azure Data Factory – Part 1

From time to time, having conversations with customers about OMS Log Analytics, some questions come up about long term storage of their data. If you’ve been utilizing OMS Log Analytics for a while you may remember the legacy three service tiers (Free, Standard, Premium) in which our Premium tier allowed for 1 year of data…

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Move and Store Operations Management Suite (OMS) Log Analytics Data to Azure SQL Data Warehouse using Azure Data Factory – Part 2

So let’s pick up where we left of in part 1 of this series. If everything was done correctly, you should now have a CSV file in your storage container like I’m showing below. If you do not have your CSV file in your storage container, please do so before continuing. Step 6: Create an…

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Techniques for Tuning your Operations Management Suite (OMS) Log Analytics Ingestion

Lately I’ve been working with several customers on onboarding them to utilize the Log Analytics service of OMS. Once the service is up and running and collecting logs based on the Solution Packs enabled, I consistently get two questions/statements. The first is “there’s a lot of data flowing into OMS”, and “how can I tune/filter…

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Automating the Update of Baselines in System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Recently I’ve seen a request that asked if there was a way to automate the update of a baseline in System Center Virtual Machine Manager. I then remembered that I actually did play around with this and wrote a PowerShell script a while back. Seeing that this might be a helpful to the community, I…

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System Center Orchestrator – How to use a complex type and/or collection on the databus when using the “Run VMM PowerShell Script” activity from the Virtual Machine Manager Integration Pack

I’ve been working a lot of Cloud engagements lately focusing on extensive automation of service requests and custom automations to meet customers needs. Since we are using System Center Virtual Machine Manager to manage all the hypervisors I was doing a ton of PowerShell scripting to do my automations and that’s when I came across…

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Automating the Move of System Center Operations Manager 2012 Databases using Windows PowerShell

  In the case that you need to move your System Center Operations Manager 2012 OperationsManager and/or OperationsManagerDW database(s) to a different back-end SQL server, we have documented those step-by-step procedures for you. You can actually find those step-by-step procedures located here for the OperationsManager database ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh278848.aspx ) and here for the OperationsManagerDW database…

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Installing System Center Operations Manager 2012 in Offline Mode (No Internet Connection) and receiving Exception Error Code: 0x80131509, Exception.Message: Cannot start service OMSDK on computer

  Recently I’ve been doing a lot of work in highly secure environments containing extremely hardened GPOs and isolated networks. As I was working with a customer to deploy System Center Operations Manager 2012 to monitor some highly critical machines, I noticed that the installation was giving us an error and would not complete.  …

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Using System Center 2012 for Host Cluster Remediation (Patching) and Host Cluster VM Rebalancing for Private Cloud – Part 2 of Many (VM Rebalancing)

    This is Part 2 in my series “Using System Center 2012 for Host Cluster Remediation (Patching) and Host Cluster VM Rebalancing”, and this post will focus on rebalancing your VMs to their original host after you have done a Host Remediation to your Microsoft Private Cloud infrastructure using System Center Virtual Machine Manager…

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Using System Center 2012 for Host Cluster Remediation (Patching) and Host Cluster VM Rebalancing for Private Cloud – Part 1 of Many (Host Remediation)

So I’ve been working on Microsoft Private Cloud implementations for various customers. One of the common themes I run into deals with patching the fabric of the Private Cloud, meaning the actual virtual machine hosts. Using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager you can easily orchestrate host remediation with built in functionality. This means that…

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