Getting Started with Azure Log Analytics Performance Counters

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Any good monitoring solution has performance counters. Monitoring performance of your systems can put you ahead of issues, allowing you to be proactive, instead of reactive. That said, Azure Log Analytics Performance Counters aren’t enabled by default. However, it’s very easy to enable them and they add a ton of value to the monitoring environment. …

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Send OMS Search Results to Azure Automation: The Easy Way

A few weeks ago the Operations Management Suite (OMS) product team announced that you could include search results in webhook payloads. Article here. This is really useful if you are into automation and specifically Azure Automation. It is now much easier in my opinion to get pertinent data to Azure Automation from OMS when you …

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Setup an on-prem Run As Account for Azure Automation Hybrid Worker

When using a Hybrid Worker by default Azure Automation will run as the machine context. This is fine until you start trying to do things like make changes in Active Directory or other services that require a login other than the machine. This is fairly easy to setup and assumes that you’ve already setup a …

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Operations Management Suite (OMS) Log Search is Case Sensitive

This is more of a note to self blog post, but Operations Management Suite (OMS) log search is case sensitive. If you are new to OMS, like I am, this may help save you some time.Examples:If you type in the log search “Type=perf” you get the following result: Unknown type ‘perf’    You actually get …

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Triggering Automation from Event Logs with Orchestrator and OMS AzureAutomation

I recently hooked my home lab into Microsoft Operations Management Suite (MSOMS or OMS) and have been dabbling in Azure Automation. I wanted to put together some quick examples of triggering automation through event logs in Orchestrator and compare it to OMS with Azure Automation.This is not a super technical deep dive of automation, the …

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