Use Azure Automation for OMS Log Search using REST API

  OMS is the new player in management space and its gaining momentum every day. In this blog post I want to demonstrate the capabilities around Log Search API using  Azure Automation and how it can help us in daily challenges.   Scenario : While managing our datacenters we face many challenges. When we face …


Part I – OMS and Operations Manager Better Together–Sample Azure IaaS Dashboard

  You have probably heard about  Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) . OMS  is the all-in-one hybrid cloud management solution for any enterprise to manage their workloads and applications on Azure or AWS, Windows Server or Linux, VMware or OpenStack . For details pls check  Microsoft OMS OMS is an all in one solution  which…


OSD PXE Step by Step

  In this  blog post I  will go thought the operating system deployment process with PXE boot step by step.  Since this scenario includes many technologies,  troubleshooting the  problems   takes some extra effort. I’ll try to show and examine all the technologies involved.   PXE Boot Step by Step Process steps for the PXE boot…


SQL Deadlock Monitor with Meaningful Alert Details

  SQL Management Pack  offers extensive monitoring capabilities for monitoring SQL workloads.  You need to use the Operations Manager console to utilize the  full range of capabilities. When I visit   some customers I realize that  DBA’s not always have access to the OpsMgr console and they receive alert notifications  mostly by email. If you check…


Monitoring Lync Active User Count with Operations Manager

  For monitoring Lync we  have  a solid MP with strong capabilities.  We have capability to monitor core components  and by using Lync watcher nodes we can  simulate user  experience.   One key piece of information I found    missing in the MP is  the  number of users connected to front ends server at given  point in…


Back to Basics Diagnostic Tasks Which Process is Consuming the Memory and CPU

  One of the most common scenarios while monitoring the servers are monitoring  CPU and Memory.  We have default monitors in OS MP   which checks  the total processor utilization and Available MBs of memory.  These 2 are key  performance counters when we start troubleshooting any performance  related issue on servers.   On of the challenges…


Exchange 2013 Monitoring Mailbox Databases and Queues

With Exchange 2013 Exchange  Product Group  has chosen a different route and implemented all the monitoring inside Exchange server which is called Exchange Managed Availability. When it comes to monitoring  from Operations Manager  all we have is a  discovery  scripts, some perf collection rules and  one ( yes only one ) event monitor which tracks…


How to fix the Health Rollup Problem in Distributed Applications with Exchange 2013 Health Sets

  While working with a customer  we tried to create a distributed application for their Exchange 2013 environment. Plan was to create distributed apps for Customer Touch Points and for Key dependencies then configure Service Level Tracking. But no matter what we do distributed application did not rollup the health of the exchange health set….


Part I – Monitoring IIS Logs with Operations Manager

In this post I'll talk about  IIS log file monitoring. Log file monitoring  and event collections rules are not  used as much as other features but in some cases  they provide   perfect solution for our monitoring needs.  In Part I we will create the required event collection rule and in Part 2 I’ll guide you…