Archive | September, 2016

OMS: Querying OMS the Message Analyzer way

22 Sep

 

Hi,

Short post to give you something cool I tried out today. I think about 1 year ago Microsoft dropped the Network Analyzer tool and replaced it with the Microsoft Message Analyzer tool.

With this tool you can now trace not only network traffic, like you only could do with the network analyzer tool, but also many other trace datasources. One of them is also OMS. Yes you hear it right. You can now analyse your OMS query’s using the Message Analyzer tool !

Here’s a short howto:

Download the Message Analyzer tool from:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44226

 

Install and start it.

 

Now press the “New Session” button.

Now select the OMS datasource

Logon into you AZURE account.

 

YOU will need to have an active AZURE subscription !!!

Select the correct Azure subscription and Workspace.

 

Now in de query box you can specify the search query like you would do in the OMS Log search.

 

For this demo I use “*” to get all records.

 

Press Apply

After a couple of seconds the OMS records will be displayed. Now you can select 1 record and see all the properties filed and values.

 

At this time the results are limited by 10. Maybe later on it will be changed.

 

Happy OMS’ing!

Michel Kamp

 

 

 

[OMS][TIP] Graph Grouping

14 Sep

 

Something I noticed.

In OMS when you are making search query’s you can use the BY command to group. When you specify multiply group columns and use the INTERVAL to generate a graph you will also get a nice feature exposed.

In the legend you can now select the lines you want to see by grouping. This could be very handy.

See picture below:

 

Drawback

 

One drawback when using multiply groups. If you use this query also in a custom view you will lose the legend. But this legend is useless anyway since the view space is too little to make it readable.

 

 

Happy SCOM’ing

Michel Kamp

[OMS] Complete Hidden and Available Solutions List

14 Sep

Hi here a short post.

I was doing some research work and noticed in one of my web traces that there are a lot more Intelligence Packs (aka Solutions) that are available but not shown on the solution gallery site.

Here below the list, focus on the Gallery Invisible column, if it’s True then it is real hidden but may come soon. 😉

Name Description Available Visible Gallery Invisible
Capacity Planning Calculates current and future utilization of each component of your environment. True True True
Security and Audit Provides the ability to explore security related data and helps identify security breaches. True True False
System Update Assessment Identify missing system updates across your servers. True True False
Antimalware Assessment View status of antivirus and antimalware scans across your servers. True True False
Log Management Configure and manage Windows Events that you want to collect and upload to Operations Management Suite. True True True
Change Tracking Track configuration changes across your servers. True True False
SQL Assessment Assess the risk and health of SQL Server environments. True True False
SCOM Assessment Assess the risk and health of System Center Operations Manager Server environments. False True False
SQL Assessment Premier Assess the risk and health of SQL Server environments. True True True
SharePoint Assessment Premier Assess the risk and health of SharePoint Server environments. True True True
AD Assessment Assess the risk and health of Active Directory environments. True True False
AD Assessment Premier Assess the risk and health of Active Directory environments. True True True
Premier Solution Pack Add or remove solutions that are only available to premier customers. True True True
Alert Management View your Operations Manager and OMS alerts to easily triage alerts and identify the root causes of problems in your environment. True True False
MDS Provides data collection services from MDS for internal Microsoft engineers. True False True
Data Visualizer Provides insight into data allowing for customized data visualizations and log search analytics for internal Microsoft engineers. True True True
Configuration Assessment Identify configuration problems across your servers. True True True
Azure Automation Automate time consuming and frequently repeated tasks in the cloud and on-premises. True True False
Wire Data Provides the ability to explore wire data and helps identify network related issues. False True False
Azure Site Recovery Monitor virtual machine replication status for your Azure Site Recovery Vault. True True False
Backup Manage Azure IaaS VM backup and Windows Server backup status for your backup vault. True True False
Surface Hub Provides the ability to monitor Microsoft Surface Hub devices. True True False
Network Performance Monitor (Preview) Offers near real time monitoring of network performance parameters like loss and latency. True True False
Containers See Docker container performance metrics and logs from containers across your public or private cloud environments. True True False
Application Dependency Monitor Automatically discover and map servers and their dependencies in real-time. False True False
Azure Networking Analytics (Preview) Gain insight into your Azure Network Security Group and Application Gateway logs True True False
AD Replication Status Identify Active Directory replication issues in your environment. True True False
Office 365 (Preview) Get full visibility into your Office 365 user activities perform forensics as well as audit and compliance True. True False
Upgrade Analytics (Preview) Use a data-driven approach to streamline and accelerate Windows upgrades. True True False
Key Vault (Preview) Understand your Key Vault usage through Analysis of Key Vault logs True True False
Service Fabric Identify and troubleshoot issues accross your Service Fabric cluster False True False
DDI Analytics Provides security performance and operations related insights into DNS DHCP and IP address infrastructure False
Application Insights Connect Application Insights Accounts and leverage your visibility across applications. True True True
Wire Data 2.0 Provides the ability to explore wire data and helps identify network related issues. False True False
Update Analytics (Private Preview) View security update compliance and feature update status across all of your Windows 10 devices. False True True
Agent Health The Agent Health solution gives customers insight into the health performance and availability of their agents (both Windows and Linux agents). True True False
MLRecommendation Unavailable False False False

Happy OMS’ing

Michel Kamp