Earlier this month, Microsoft introduced Azure File Sync (AFS). So, what is Azure File Sync (AFS)? Azure File Sync is a cloud based backup solution for backing up and providing disaster recovery options for a single, or multiple file shares within a server, or multiple servers. This eliminates network and storage complexity and capacity planning, as […]
Let’s say you have a bunch of machines in Azure, and want them communicating with Azure Log Analytics (aka OMS). Well, I am pretty sure that last thing you want to do is deploy the Microsoft Monitoring Agent to each machine, manually… Well, now you can connect a VM to Log Analytics (OMS) with just […]
ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) has really taken flight since the inception of Office 365 and Azure Active Directory. Getting your on-premises environment configured with online identity services such as Azure, and having the SSO (Single Sign-On) abilities makes ADFS fundamental. Implementing ADFS is one thing, but what about monitoring your ADFS environment? The following […]
As you may have heard Log Analytics has a new query language. When you upgrade solutions are automatically converted to this new query language but I wanted to provide better experience so I’ve updated the Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) solution. Full post here.
As you are familiar currently OMS has two search portals – the legacy one located in OMS classic Portal and the Analytics one. The Analytics Portal is slowly getting some of the cool features from the legacy Search Portal. One feature that was very handy in it was that TimeGenerated was displayed in the time […]
Lately, a lot of people keep asking, “What’s the difference between Active Directory, and Azure Active Directory?” Well, in short, a lot! Here is my take on it, and my typical response to customers. One thing to note is, Azure Active Directory (AAD) and traditional/on-premises Active Directory (AD) are similar yet two very different things. […]
Yesterday Dave announced that there is a new Azure VM extension that deploys the Service Map Dependency Agent. The example provided was only for PowerShell so it was natural that we need ARM template as well. Read full post here.
There a various reports that I would like to add a column which includes the computer OU. I don’t know SQL so I was wondering if I could get help to create a query. A couple of the reports in particular I want to add the computer OU column to are the Inactive clients details […]
It took us some time but we’ve managed to update the one and only free OMS book. We had plans to release it earlier but unforeseen things has happened which prevented us to do it earlier. I hope you will understand but you will still enjoy it. The other authors and me put a lot […]
When upgrading a SCOM environment from 2012R2 (or 2012) to 2016, one of the most time demanding tasks can be replicating the notifications settings. In my case, I had to do a brand new install, and needed some way to migrate the notifications configuration from the old SCOM environment to the new. Luckily there is […]