Tag Archives: OMS

Automated patching for Azure IaaS VMs with OMS update management

During my time at a Microsoft Partner before joining Microsoft and now at Microsoft, customers are asking me, if Microsoft does the patching of Azure IaaS VMs. The answer is no. But with the latest updates to the Update Management solution in the Operations Management Suite, you can now configure an automated patching schedule for your Azure IaaS VMs. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/oms-solution-update-management/#installing-updates When Read more [...]

Moving your OMS / Azure Log Analytics workspace to a different resource group

It has taken some time, but since several weeks OMS / Azure Log Analytics is integrated into Azure Resource Manager and with this comes the capability to move your workspace between different resource groups. Open the Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and go to your OMS workspace. Just click on the pen behind the resource group name and a new blade opens. Choose the new resource group and enter Read more [...]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 on Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview

Inspired by the blog post of my MVP buddy Ben Gelens on how to CentOS to Azure Stack and the partnership of Microsoft with Red Hat, I decided to write this blog post about RHEL 7.2 on Azure Stack. -> https://azurestack.eu/2016/02/adding-centos-7-to-azure-stack-tp1/ -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/campaigns/redhat/ -> https://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/microsoft-and-red-hat-deliver-new-standard-enterprise-cloud-experiences First Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview – Integrate the Microsoft Monitoring Agent Extension

A lot of familiar extension are included in the Azure Stack TP like BGInfo, PowerShell DSC, Docker and so on. Looking for the Microsoft Monitoring Agent extension you will find out that this extension is missing. So how do you integrate the extension into Azure Stack? The process is very easy, but first we need to provision a VM in Azure with the MMA extension to get the installation package. Have Read more [...]

Using Operations Management Suite to detect RDP access attempts

The malicious IP detection functionality of OMS can not only detect the outgoing communication from your Azure VM to a malicious target. -> http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2015/09/10/find-out-if-your-servers-are-talking-to-a-malicious-ip-address-with-operations-management-suite.aspx It can also detect incoming connection attempts to your Azure VMs. For example you would like to know Read more [...]