Tag Archives: Azure Automation

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.

OMS Alerting Walkthrough

Introduction Earlier today, the OMS product team has announced the OMS Alerting feature has entered Public Preview. This is indeed an exciting news and it is another good example that Microsoft is working very hard to close the gaps between OMS and the existing On-Prem monitoring solution – System Center Operations Manager. Alex Frankel from […]

Azure Automation Runbook: New-FakeVirus

Often when you are playing with security related products, you would need to create dummy/fake viruses on your computers. The most common way to do this is to create a EICAR test file (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file). I have used this method in the past when testing the Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection management pack in OpsMgr. Today I […]

Start A Child Runbook From Azure Automation Hybrid Worker on the Same Hybrid Worker Group

Today I was writing a PowerShell runbook (let’s call it Runbook A) that’s designed to run on on-prem hybrid workers. At the end of Runbook A, I needed to kick off another runbook (let’s call it Runbook B) that must run on the same Hybrid Worker group. Because I don’t want to hardcode the Hybrid […]

New Activity-Level Tracing Options for Azure Automation Graphical Runbooks

Nowadays, OMS / Azure Automation is full of surprises. almost every time I visit the OMS and Azure Automation portals, I’d notice new features being made available. Today, I just noticed a new setting for graphical runbooks called Activity-level tracing: You can now configure additional verbose tracing for graphical runbooks. Please note in order to […]

Our Azure Automation Session Recording at Microsoft Ignite Australia

Last week, I had an opportunity teamed up with the legendary CDM MVP Pete Zerger (@pzerger) and delivered a session on Azure Automation at Microsoft Ignite Australia in Gold Coast, Queensland. Our session was the first session right after the opening keynote, so while some other sessions are still waiting to be uploaded to Channel […]

Automating OpsMgr Part 19: Creating Any Types of Generic Rules

Introduction This is the 19th instalment of the Automating OpsMgr series. Previously on this series: Automating OpsMgr Part 1: Introducing OpsMgrExtended PowerShell / SMA Module Automating OpsMgr Part 2: SMA Runbook for Creating ConfigMgr Log Collection Rules Automating OpsMgr Part 3: New Management Pack Runbook via SMA and Azure Automation Automating OpsMgr Part 4:Creating New […]

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 […]

Updating Connection Fields in SMA and Azure Automation Modules

Recently when I was working with Stanislav Zhelyazkov on the OMSSearch module, Stan discovered an issue where the module connection type does not get updated when you import an updated version of the module in Azure Automation if the fields have been modified in the module. I have also seen this issue with SMA, so […]