Azure Monitor Service Monitoring with Change Tracking Solution

Within Azure Monitor, we have Log Analytics, and within Log Analytics we have a number of solutions. One such solution is the Change Tracking Solution. You might ask, what does “change tracking” have to do with Windows or Linux service/daemon monitoring? Funny you ask. I’ll get to that in a minute, first lets get the …

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Auto Install Azure Monitor Agent with Azure Policy

Getting the Azure Monitor Agent, formerly the Microsoft Monitor Agent (MMA) and Operations Management Suite (OMS) agent, installed on servers, and more importantly installed on new servers is not a very fun or enjoyable task. There are a number of ways to do it. In this post I’ll show you how to do it, and …

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Azure Log Analytics Server Performance Report

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Having worked with SCOM for a number of years, one of things I grew to really like is some of the performance reporting available from the SCOM Data Warehouse. Presently, Log Analytics offers no real out of box performance reporting. Some of the solutions offer dashboards and things like that. In this post I’ll be …

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Kusto Query Language: the PowerShell of query languages?

I don’t usually get into speculation or predictions. More often than not they turn out wrong. However, something that I’ve been thinking about is the Kusto Query Language, which is the language behind many of my recent posts on Azure Log Analytics. But the PowerShell of query languages? PowerShell is pretty ubiquitous at this point, …

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