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Microsoft Operations Management Suite Cookbook

Book Description

Manage on-premises and cloud IT assets from one console

About This Book
  • Empower yourself with practical recipes to collect and analyze operational insights on Windows and Linux servers in your on premises datacenters and in any public cloud environments such as Azure and AWS.
  • Build capabilities through practical tasks and techniques to collect and analyze machine data
  • Address business challenges and discover means to accommodate workloads and instances in a low cost manner
Who This Book Is For

This book is written for the IT professional and general reader who is interested in technology themes such as DevOps, Big Data Analytics, and digital transformation concepts. Azure and other cloud platform administrators, cloud professionals, and technology analysts who would like to solve everyday problems quickly and efficiently with hybrid management tools available in the Microsoft product ecosystem will derive much value from this book. Prior experience with OMS 2012 would be helpful.

What You Will Learn
  • Understand the important architectural considerations and strategies for OMS
  • Use advanced search query commands and strategies to derive insights from indexed data
  • Make use of alerting in OMS such as alert actions, and available options for the entire lifecycle of the alert
  • Discover some practical tips for monitoring Azure container service containers and clusters using OMS
  • Review and use the backup options available through the Azure backup service, as well as data recovery options available through Azure Site Recovery (ASR)
  • Understand how to advance important DevOps concepts within your IT organization
  • Learn how to manage configurations and automate process
In Detail

Microsoft Operations Management Suite Cookbook begins with an overview of how to hit the ground running with OMS insights and analytics. Next, you will learn to search and analyze data to retrieve actionable insights, review alert generation from the analyzed data, and use basic and advanced Log search queries in Azure Log Analytics. Following this, you will explore some other management solutions that provide functionality related to workload assessment, application dependency mapping, automation and configuration management, and security and compliance. You will also become well versed with the data protection and recovery functionalities of OMS Protection and Recovery, and learn how to use Azure Automation components and features in OMS.

Finally you will learn how to evaluate key considerations for using the Security and Audit solution, and working with Security and Compliance in OMS.

By the end of the book, you will be able to configure and utilize solution offerings in OMS, understand OMS workflows, how to unlock insights, integrate capabilities into new or existing workflows, manage configurations, and automate tasks and processes.

Style and approach

This is a recipe based guide where early chapters introduce the main concepts and key capabilities, and the later chapters delve into more advance concepts.

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Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright and credits
    1. Microsoft Operations Management Suite Cookbook
  3. Packt Upsell
    1. Why subscribe?
    2. PacktPub.com
  4. Contributors
    1. About the author
    2. About the reviewer
    3. Packt is searching for authors like you
  5. Preface
    1. Who this book is for
    2. What this book covers
    3. To get the most out of this book
      1. Download the example code files
      2. Download the color images
      3. Conventions used
    4. Get in touch
      1. Reviews
  6. Getting Started with Microsoft Operations Management Suite
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding OMS architecture and data flow
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
        1. Log Analytics
        2. Automation
        3. Azure Backup
        4. Azure Site Recovery
      4. There's more...
      5. See also
    3. Connecting sources without internet access to OMS
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
        1. Downloading the OMS Gateway setup file
        2. Installing the OMS Gateway
      3. How it works...
      4. There's more...
        1. Using a proxy server to access OMS from SCOM
        2. Use PowerShell cmdlets with OMS Gateway
      5. See also
    4. Getting started with OMS
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
        1. Creating an Azure account
        2. Creating an OMS Log Analytics workspace
        3. Adding solution offerings and solutions
        4. Connecting Azure VMs to OMS Log Analytics in Azure portal
        5. Connecting Windows computers to OMS Log Analytics
        6. Adding data sources in OMS
        7. Configuring performance data sources in OMS
          1. Collecting Windows performance counters:
          2. Collecting Linux performance counters:
      3. How it works...
      4. There's more...
        1. Managing users in the OMS portal
        2. Adding a user or group to a workspace
        3. Editing or removing a user or group from a workspace
        4. Considerations for other solution offerings
          1. Add Automation & Control Solution Offering to OMS
        5. OMS data retention
        6. Pricing
      5. See also
    5. Reviewing the collected data
      1. How to do it...
      2. How it works...
      3. See also
  7. Searching and Analyzing OMS Data
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding the Azure Log Analytics query language
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. There's more...
      5. See also
    3. Working with queries in the Analytics portal
      1. How to do it...
      2. How it works...
      3. There's more...
      4. See also
    4. Working with visualizations
      1. How to do it...
      2. How it works...
      3. There's more...
        1. Working with multiple dimensions
        2. Working with time charts
        3. Feed Power BI from Azure Log Analytics
      4. See also
  8. Managing Alerts in OMS
    1. Working with search queries and alert rules
      1. How to do it...
        1. Creating an alert rule
        2. Editing an alert rule
      2. How it works...
        1. Alert rule types
      3. There's more...
        1. Third-party Alert Management
          1. Operations Manager Alerts in Log Analytics
          2. Collecting Nagios and Zabbix alerts in Log Analytics
      4. See also
    2. Configuring alert actions and notifications
      1. Getting ready
        1. Enabling webhooks in Slack
      2. How to do it...
        1. Using email actions
        2. Using Webhook actions
      3. How it works...
        1. Email actions
        2. Webhook actions
    3. Using automation with alert rules
      1. Getting ready
        1. Installing automation solution in OMS workspace
      2. How to do it...
        1. Create a new PowerShell Azure Automation runbook   
        2. Creating an automation variable
        3. Defining a search query and creating an alert rule
      3. How it works...
      4. There's more...
        1. Creating a webhook for a Runbook
      5. See also
    4. Using ITSM Actions
      1. How to do it...
        1. Adding the ITSM Connector solution in OMS
      2. How it works...
        1. Using ITSM action in a Log Analytics alert rule
      3. There's more...
      4. See also
    5. Working with the Alert Management solution
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
        1. Adding the Alert Management solution in OMS
      3. How it works...
        1. Working with the Alert Management solution
      4. There's more...
      5. See also
  9. Protecting and Recovering Data with OMS
    1. Understanding Backup and Recovery with OMS
    2. Working with Azure Backup
      1. Getting ready
        1. Creating a Recovery Services vault
      2. How to do it...
        1. Backing up a Virtual Machine in Azure
        2. Manually starting a backup job
        3. Backup multiple virtual machines
      3. How it works...
      4. There's more...
        1. Understanding Azure Backup Components and Options
          1. Comparing Azure Backup components
      5. See also
    3. Working with ASR
      1. Getting ready
        1. Creating a Recovery Services vault
      2. How to do it...
        1. Replicate Azure VMs to a Secondary Azure Region
          1. Configure outbound network connectivity
          2. Verify Azure VM Certificates 
      3. How it works...
      4. There's more...
        1. Network Infrastructure Considerations
      5. See also
    4. Protect and Replicate Hyper-V VMs
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
        1. Hyper-V (without VMM) replication to Azure
        2. To Enable Replication
      3. See also
    5. Replicate Physical Servers and VMWare VMs
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. There's more...
      5. See also
    6. Configure Recovery plans
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
      3. How it works...
      4. There's more...
        1. To add a manual action or script to a recovery plan
      5. See also
    7. Configure failover and failback
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
        1. Failover an Azure VM(s) to secondary Azure region
        2. Failback an Azure VM(s) to primary region
          1. Failover on-premises Hyper-V VM(s) to Azure
          2. Failback Hyper-V VM(s) from Azure to on-premises site
          3. Failover on-premises Hyper-V VM(s) to secondary site
          4. Failback Hyper-V VM(s) from secondary site to primary site
          5. Failover on-premises VMware VM(s) and Physical servers to Azure
          6. Failback VMware VM(s) and Physical servers to on-premises
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
  10. Configuration Management and Automation with OMS
    1. Working with Process Automation
      1. Getting ready
        1. Creating an Automation account
        2. Installing the Automation solution in OMS workspace
      2. How to do it...
        1. Creating a new runbook in Azure Portal
        2. Publishing a runbook in Azure portal
        3. Importing and starting a runbook from the Azure Runbooks Gallery
      3. How it works...
        1. Runbooks
        2. Jobs
        3. Shared resources
      4. There's more...
        1. Installing and configuring a Windows Hybrid Worker
        2. Running a runbook on hybrid worker
      5. See also
    2. Configuration management with Azure Automation
      1. How to do it...
        1. Creating an Azure Automation DSC configuration
      2. How it works...
      3. See also
    3. Working with OMS Automation and Control solutions
      1. How to do it...
        1. Adding the Update management solution to OMS Log Analytics workspace
        2. Installing updates with Update management
        3. Configuring change tracking from the OMS portal
        4. Configuring Change Tracking from the Azure Portal
      2. How it works...
  11. Working with Security and Compliance in OMS
    1. Introduction
    2. Using the Security and Audit solution
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
        1. Adding the Automation account
        2. Adding the Security and Audit Solution to the OMS workspace
        3. Adding the Update Management Solution to the OMS workspace
      3. How it works...
        1. Security domains
        2. Notable issues
        3. Detections (preview)
        4. Threat intelligence
      4. There's more...
        1. Manage Security and Audit event data collection
        2. Filtering Security events in OMS
      5. See also
    3. Understanding Security and Audit data
      1. How to do it...
        1. Reviewing Security and Audit data with Log Search
      2. How it works...
      3. See also
    4. Using the Antimalware Assessment solution
      1. How to do it...
        1. Adding the Security and Audit Solution to the OMS workspace
        2. Reviewing malware threats in your environment
        3. Reviewing malware protection status.
      2. How it works...
        1. Support for third-party Antimalware products
    5. Using baseline assessment
      1. How to do it...
        1. Adding the Security and Audit Solution to the OMS workspace
        2. Reviewing security baseline assessment in OMS
        3. Reviewing computers compared to the baseline
        4. Reviewing Web Servers computers compared to the baseline
      2. How it works...
      3. See also
    6. Using the Update Management solution
      1. Getting ready
        1. Supported operating systems
      2. How to do it...
        1. Adding the Update Management Solution to OMS workspace
        2. Using the Update Management solution.
        3. Installing updates with Update Management
        4. Reviewing Update deployments
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
  12. Using Wire Data 2.0 and Service Map
    1. Introduction
    2. Using Wire Data 2.0
      1. How to do it...
      2. How it works...
    3. Using Service Map
      1. How to do it...
      2. How it works...
      3. There's more...
        1. Machine Groups
      4. See also
  13. Exploring Other Management Solutions
    1. Introduction
    2. Installing other management solutions
      1. Getting ready
        1. Create an Automation account
      2. How to do it...
        1. Installing a management solution from the Azure Portal marketplace
        2. Installing a management solution from the OMS Portal
        3. Installing a management solution from the Azure Quickstart templates
        4. Listing management solutions in Log Analytics workspace
        5. Viewing and removing solutions in OMS portal
    3. Reviewing other Management solutions
      1. How to do it...
        1. Agent Health
        2. Alert Management
        3. Hyper-V Capacity and Performance
        4. Change Tracking
          1. Configuring Change Tracking from the OMS Portal
          2. Configuring Change Tracking from the Azure Portal
        5. AD Replication Status
          1. Configuring a member server to send AD replication data to Log Analytics
        6. Office 365 Analytics
      2. There's more...
      3. See also
    4. Log Analytics assessment solutions
      1. How to do it...
      2. How it works...
        1. Active Directory Health Check
          1. Ignoring AD Assessment recommendations
        2. SQL Server Health Check
          1. Ignoring SQL Assessment recommendations
      3. See also
  14. Cross Platform Management with OMS
    1. Introduction
    2. Connect Linux to OMS
      1. Getting ready
      2. How to do it...
        1. Installing and configuring the Linux agent
        2. Uninstalling the Linux agent
        3. Onboarding with the Azure VM extension
      3. How it works...
      4. See also
    3. Linux data collection and metrics
      1. How to do it...
        1. Collecting the data for Linux applications
        2. Collect MySQL server performance counters
        3. Collecting the Apache HTTP server performance counters
      2. How it works...
    4. Collect Zabbix and Nagios alerts
      1. How to do it...
        1. Configuring the alert collection in Nagios
        2. Configuring the Zabbix alert collection
      2. See also
    5. Work with syslog data
      1. How to do it...
      2. How it works...
    6. Monitor containers with OMS Log Analytics
      1. How to do it...
      2. How it works...
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