Operations Management Suite Overview

In this session, we will take a look at the ‘current’ Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Portal and discuss several of the available solutions.

  • Overview of the UI
  • Enabling OMS Solutions
  • AD and SQL Health Checks
  • Log Analytics
  • Security and Audit
  • Data Plan Options
  • Downloading and Installing Agents
  • Connected Data Sources – Storage Accounts, Log Data from Agents, SCOM, SCCM, AD, WSUS
  • Windows Telemetry data ingestion
  • Collecting Windows Event Logs and Performance Data
  • Collecting Linux Performance Counters

 

Note: It appears the OMS Portal will eventually be fully integrated within the Azure Portal. So some features you see in the OMS Portal may not currently show up in the Azure Portal, and some features in the Azure portal may not show up in the OMS Portal while the service is in this in-between transitional period.

Note: Even if you are on the FREE data plan, some solutions have a COST after a 60 day or less trial period. In particular the Security and Audit feature, now integrated within the Azure Security Center feature has a cost after the expiration of the trial period.

LAB Build Out – Part 8 – Installing SCOM 1801 from VHD Evaluation

In this session, we will be installing System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 1801 from the VHD Evaluation.

SCOM 1801 is the 1st Semi annual channel release for SCOM. The System Center suite of products now come in (2) distinct support branches.

The Semi-Annual-Channel branch (SAC) will:

  • Receive all new updates planned for the product
  • Be supported for 18 months
  • Have new releases every 6 months

The Long-Term-Servicing Channel (LTSC) branch will:

  • Receive UR (Update rollups) releases that will primarily focus on fixes and not new features.
  • Supported for 5 years in mainstream support

Read more about the System Center 1st Semi Annual Channel Release here:  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/first-system-center-semi-annual-channel-release-now-available/

Download System Center Evaluations: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-release

Please read the guide included with the evaluation download for details on how to create a new virtual machine to accept the VHD disk. I will not be covering this during the session.