Upcoming Webinar: OpsLogix VMware Management Pack Overview

My next webinar with OpsLogix will take place on Wednesday 6th April 2016. In this webinar, I will demonstrate how to configure the OpsLogix VMware management pack, and provide an overview of this MP. If you are interested in this MP, or looking for a solution for monitoring your VMware infrastructure, please make sure you attend this webinar because there are only limited places available. You can find more details about this webinar from OpsLogix’s blog: http://www.opslogix.com/opslogix-vmware-mp-overview-with-tao-yang/ The registration is via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opslogix-vmware-mp-overview-with-tao-yang-registration-23084853418 I’m looking forward to seeing you then!

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Automating OpsMgr Part 20: Migrating Your OpsMgr Performance Collection Rules to OMS (Using OpsLogix VMware MP as an Example)

Introduction This is the 20th installment of the Automating OpsMgr series. Previously on this series: Automating OpsMgr Part 1: Introducing OpsMgrExtended PowerShell / SMA Module Automating OpsMgr Part 2: SMA Runbook for Creating ConfigMgr Log Collection Rules Automating OpsMgr Part 3: New Management Pack Runbook via SMA and Azure Automation Automating OpsMgr Part 4:Creating New Empty Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 5: Adding Computers to Computer Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 6: Adding Monitoring Objects to Instance Groups Automating OpsMgr Part 7: Updated OpsMgrExtended Module Automating OpsMgr Part 8: Adding Management Pack References Automating OpsMgr Part 9: Updating Group Discoveries Automating OpsMgr

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Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite Book Landed on Amazon

Some time last year, when my good friend and fellow CDM MVP Pete Zerger (@pzerger) asked myself and another good friend &  fellow CDM MVP Stanislav Zhelyazkov (@StanZhelyazkov) to join him and Microsoft Principal PFE Anders Bengtsson (http://contoso.se/blog/) on this OMS book project, Stan and I said yes without hesitation. after few months of hard work, we managed to release this book as a free ebook on TechNet Gallery just after new year. To date, this ebook has been downloaded over 6,300 times on TechNet – in just a little over 2 months! After the book was released on TechNet

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OMS Log Analytics Forwarder (aka OMS Gateway) Preview

Over the last few days, I had the privilege to review and test a new component of the OMS family called “OMS Log Analytics Forwarder”. Since this component has now been released for public preview, I’d like to dedicate this post to my experience with OMS Log Analytics Forwarder so far. Initial Configuration First of all, you can download the bits and documentation from Microsoft Download site here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51603&WT.mc In my lab, I have created a new VM running Windows Server 2016 TP4 Server Core. I firstly installed the OMS Direct MMA agent, then the OMS Log Analytics Forwarder using

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OpsLogix Capacity Report Management Pack Overview

Just over a month ago, I have blogged and presented a webcast comparing the OpsLogix Capacity Report Management Pack and the OMS Capacity solution. Since then, an update was released on this management pack and I’d like to take a moment to provide a proper overview for this MP. For those who have not used this management pack and are looking for a solution for capacity forecasting and management, I hope you will have some ideas on the capabilities this management pack provides. Management Pack Introduction The OpsLogix Capacity Report MP provides OpsMgr reports that can be used to forecast

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OMS Alerting Webhook Support

Introduction Few weeks ago, OMS Alerting has introduced a new feature that enables the alert to trigger a webhook: This feature can be enabled with or without the existing 2 actions (email and Azure Automation runbook remediation). As we all know, the existing Azure Automation runbook remediation also leverages webhooks to trigger Azure Automation runbooks. I have previously posted a blog on OMS Alerting Walkthrough, and also presented Introduction to OMS Alerting in Windows Management User Group Netherlands, you can watch the recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEZZzIj66uU So, why do we need this new webhook feature? Comparing with the Azure Automation

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