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FREE Webinar: Tearing Down IT Silos with 2 Microsoft MVPs

Register now for Savision’s free webinar, entitled: ‘Tearing down IT Silos – addressing the human side of IT Operations’ hosted by Microsoft MVPs Kerrie Meyler and John Joyner. This webinar will focus on the issues that should be avoided that are damaging to the health of your organization’s IT maturity. Join the webinar and find […]

Step-by-Step: Setup and Configure Azure Site Recovery for On-Premises VMs with Azure Resource Manager

This post is a series of blog posts for Azure Site Recovery (ASR). ASR for VMs being hosted within Azure ASR for a Hyper-V hosted On-Premises, coming soon… 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 […]

Step-by-Step Upgrading to SCOM 2016 from SCOM 2012 R2

So you’ve decided to take the jump and upgrade to System Center Operations Manager 2016? Assuming you are running a SCOM 2012R2 (UR11) environment, this post will be exactly what you need to have a successful SCOM 2012 R2 to SCOM 2016 upgrade. **Although the recommended path is to upgrade from UR9** In my environment, […]

Step-by-Step: Setup and Configure Azure Site Recovery (ASR) Virtual Machines (VMs) in Azure with Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

So, you have a bunch of virtual machines in Azure, and want to ensure they are backed-up, you know, just-in-case.. Here is a step by step walk-through on how to go about setting up and configuring ASR (Azure Site Recovery) and backing up your Virtual Machines (VMs) with Azure Resource Manager (ARM). First things, first, […]

Weather Data in OMS Log analytics

  If you’re one of the few who has seen my last blog posts about my SCOM weather management pack, you have probably figured that I am a bit too much in to the weather. Along side the weather management pack I looked in to getting the same type of data in to Microsoft Operations Management […]

SCOM 2016 Web Console Face-Off

I had some free time so, I figured let’s test out the SCOM 2016 Web Console with respect to HTML5… In my test, I tested the following browsers. Please note, metrics/data collected was within the built-in browser development tools. Internet Explorer 11 (Obviously) Chrome (v 54.0.2840.71 m) Firefox (v 49.0.2) I tested out the following views […]

Using Key Vault to Securely Provide Information in ARM Templates

When providing passwords and other secure and confidential information in ARM Templates, you need to ensure that you don’t hard code these values anywhere. You don’t need to compromise the security of the system while trying to automate deployments. Your end goal is to try to automate as much as possible and reduce manual involvement. […]

Deploying a Windows VM with OMS integration

You can deploy a Windows VM with OMS integration. You can have the OMS extension installed. And then you can onboard the VM to a specified workspace. Prerequisites You need already have an OMS workspace setup in your subscription. You need to have the following information about this OMS Workspace: OMS workspace ID OMS workspace […]