Manage Linux Servers with Microsoft OMS

Linux is becoming more and more popular for Microsoft-focused people. Why? First, Microsoft is heavily investing in this area. If you look back some years, the strategy when it comes to non-Microsoft workloads completely changed. Second, many companies want the to use best-of-breed platform for their workloads. For some workloads this might be a Windows platform or application, for others, Linux applications will make the race. This indeed is a challenge for IT organizations because they need to be able to manage different types of workloads on different platforms. In this blog post I will demonstrate two OMS solutions that can assist with Linux-specific workloads.

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Docker Container Management – Windows Container Management Basics

Containers are around for a long time in the Linux world. To Windows admins however they are somewhat new. During the last months lots of articles, blog posts, webinars and sessions about containers have been published, mainly about what containers are and what they can be used for. I will not cover all of this again. This blog post series will more focus on how to work with containers and how to manage them.

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Speaking at Microsoft Technical Summit 2016

It’s only a few days until I speak at the largest technical Microsoft conference in Germany. The conference runs from December 6-8 in Darmstadt and I was invited to present my famous “Tesla Management” session.

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Visualization Options for OMS Log Search Results

When using search queries in OMS, a list view is used to display all the results one after the other. The advantage of this view is, that you can easily access all the available properties of the collected events.

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Conditional views in OMS using data-flow verification

In an OMS view you can enable data-flow verification and define a query that should be executed when someone accesses the OMS website. If the query returns no data, you can display a message that informs the user that there is no data available yet. This is actually very helpful in scenarios where you install a new solution that first needs to collect data. If someone accesses the view too early it could throw some strange errors saying that some data types or properties are unknown by the workspace.

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Speaking at geekmania 2016

For many years – since 2007 – I have been a speaker at the annual technical conference “geekmania” in Switzerland. It’s the time of the year again when the geeky conference comes to live! This year in the Pathé Cinema in Dietlikon-Switzerland on November 4 2016.

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Webinar “OMS Log Analytics” in German

On October 20 2016, 2pm CEST I will present a webinar in German on OMS log analytics where I will demonstrate how to collect, analyze and visualize data from different sources. OMS Log Analytics helps you to understand what’s going on in your IT landscape and not only gives you powerful insights but also rich analytics, visualization and even remediation options. Attend this free webinar to learn about (more or less) the following topics:

  • Prepare the OMS workspace and surrounding environment
  • Collect and inject data from different sources
  • Analyze data with search queries
  • Visualize data with views, dashboards and PowerBI
  • Use alerts and remediation

Register here for this free, German webinar. My company itnetX also runs other German webinars that might be interesting for you. Check them out here.

Looking forward to see you at the webinar!

Cheers
Marcel

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