Blog Posts

Dual-Homing OMS/Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA)

Today I learned that the MMA (Microsoft Monitoring Agent) has the ability to be “dual-homed“. Similar to what we have seen in the past with the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) agent and dual-homing it to multiple SCOM environments/Management Groups, the same can be said for the Operations Management Suite (OMS)/MMA agent. By going into […]

FREE WEBINAR: Radically Optimize SCOM with Service-Oriented Monitoring

Join our webinar and learn how to build a proactive service-oriented monitoring approach by understanding the business. The webinar will show you how to find the common ground between the organization’s information technology and business needs by monitoring and managing the end-user experience and business transactions. Some of the topics the webinar will cover: Visibility: How to improve visibility and share relevant information? Alerts: How to make sense out […]

Monitoring Windows Server 2016 Nano Server with SCOM 2016

The following post is intended to demonstrate how to monitor your Windows Server 2016 — Nano Server, via System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2016. Also, a quick note, the SCOM team released the Windows Server 2016 Operating System Management Pack today, see HERE for the download/MP. To begin, I have an out-of-the-box Windows 2016 (No UI) […]

Azure MFA Server with Windows VPN

Azure MFA is one of the many great features available in Azure AD. It comes in two flavors, MFA on the cloud and MFA server which can be used to integrate on premise applications such as VPN, RD Gateway, ADFS etc. Today we will look into on how we can integrate the MFA server with […]

Deploying Azure ARM Template Using Azure PowerShell

In the previous blog you learned How to build your first ARM Template . Now that you have a fully functional ARM template we want to deploy this template to Azure. There are various options to deploy a template to Azure. We already saw in the last blog How to deploy template using Azure Portal. […]

Understanding Helper Functions in ARM Templates

ARM Templates has various dynamic constructs called Helper Functions which can make your template more generic. These constructs reduce the hard coded values in your templates. You can use the information from this blog to make your existing templates more dynamic and start writing new templates with a much generic approach. Let’s look at the […]

Step-by-Step: Setup and Configure Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for On-Premises Hyper-V Host with Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

This post is a series of blog posts for Azure Site Recovery (ASR). ASR for VMs being hosted within Azure ASR for VMs being hosted On-Premises ASR for an ESXi hosted On-Premises, coming soon… Here is a step by step walk-through on how to go about setting up and configuring ASR (Azure Site Recovery) and […]