Tag Archives: Automation

ARM Templates for Service Map Dependency Agent Deployment

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.

Moving Update Worker Server between OMS Workspaces

Recently I’ve been fairly occupied in writing the second edition of Inside Microsoft Operations Management Suite book but now that I’ve finished my chapters I can go back to writing some blog posts. Update Workers are like Hybrid Workers but they are automatically registered by the Update Management solution. This creates a problem because there […]

Free E-book: Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite

For the past couple of months I’ve been a little bit quiet on my blog. The reason for this is that I was participating in something special for you. Full article here.

Automating Start and Stop Times for Azure VMs

So you have set up an Azure lab, but you are now starting to see your billing costs are higher than you anticipated, or maybe you are getting tired of logging in to the Azure portal, every morning and every evening to start and shutdown your lab/Virtual Machine(s). Unfortunately there is no UI in the Azure portal that allows […]

Publish your Module to PowerShell Gallery with Azure Automation Connection

Recently PowerShell Gallery received a feature that you can deploy Modules from PowerShell Gallery to Azure Automation (part of OMS). You can upload PowerShell Modules to Azure Automation with little or not change to the module. If you want to make your PowerShell module more appealing and easy to use in Azure Automation you can […]

Operations Management Suite – Custom Fields / Extract Data Feature

I’ve been waiting for this OMS feature with anticipation. At first sight you might think that this is a feature that is nothing worth to be excited but quite contrary. This feature allows you to extract additional insights from your logs. Why? Many of the logs like SysLog and Event Log stuff many of the […]

Updated: OMSSearch PowerShell Module

You may ask what an MVP does on a rainy day? Probably a good answer will be: Trying to make your life easier?. AS Microsoft published more information on the Operations Management Suite API I’ve decided to take a look update the OMSSearch PowerShell module. I’ve added –Start, –End and –Top parameters to Execute-OMSSearchQuery so […]

Learn the Fundamentals of IT Automation – Free Course

One of the promises of System Center, Azure and other infrastructure and cloud management platforms is the ability to create more automated operations that involve less manual administration. But there is no “Enable Automation” check box in any of these products, because “automation” is a broad term that too often has a buzz word quality. I’d argue […]

Programmatically Search Operations Management Suite

At Ignite Jo Chan showed us how we can now execute Search queries trough Operations Management Suite API which is basically Azure Resource Manager API. He demonstrated that with a tool called ARMClient. That tool seems nice but I wanted to get results with PowerShell as it is more familiar to me. Searching over Internet […]

Azure Operational Insights Becomes Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Gains Some Features

Yes I know another change in the name. Let’s hope that this will be the last one. Microsoft Operations Management Suite actually includes 4 services: Operational Insights Backup (Azure Backup) Site Recovery (Azure Site Recovery) Automation (Azure Automation) Note that the portal for this new service is Operational Insights’ portal and also Azure is no […]