Documentation

  • SAVING SEARCH & CUSTOMIZING DASHBOARD

    You can save any search you create by clicking on SAVE at the bottom of the screen.            

    Then give your search a name and save to a …

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    You can save any search you create by clicking on SAVE at the bottom of the screen.
               

    1. Then give your search a name and save to a category.

     

     

    1. Open “My Dashboard” from the Overview Page and click “Customize” gearwheel at bottom of page.

    2. Click the + next to the desired search to add as a tile to your Dashboard.
    3. You may also edit tile reporting thresholds before saving for added functionality.
    4. To save Dashboard click Customize gearwheel.
    5. To remove a tile select that tile and click “Remove Tile” in lower right corner.
    6. When done click  again to exit.
  • TALKING POINTS FOR COMMON FEATURES

    Portal 

    This is the new Operations Management Suite portal based on HTML 5 which enables you to have a rich consistent experience across your mobile, tablet and desktop.

     

    My Dashboard …

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    Portal 

    This is the new Operations Management Suite portal based on HTML 5 which enables you to have a rich consistent experience across your mobile, tablet and desktop.

     

    My Dashboard

    This is a custom dashboard user can create through adding saved search. You can take benefit of an existing searches utilized by the Solutions.

    Servers and Usage

    Operations Management Suite collects data and sends it to the service periodically.

     

    Log Search

    At the core of Operations Management Suite is our search feature which allows you to combine and correlate any machine data from multiple sources within your environment. Solutions are powered by search to bring you metrics pivoted around a particular problem area. Operations Management Suite’s Log search capability allows you to collect any custom logs.

    On the Log Search page, you can create a query, and then when you search, you can filter the results by using facet controls. You can also create advanced queries to transform, filter, and report on your results.

    Common search queries appear on most search pages. Throughout the Operations Management Suite console, you can click tiles or drill in to other items to view details about the item by using Search.

    Interesting search query:

    Type=ConfigurationChange ConfigChangeType=Software NOT SoftwareName=Definition*

     

    Addition: Create your own fields in OMS with Custom fields

    Addition: Near real time performance collection


    Solutions Gallery

    The main overview page in this portal shows you a set of tiles that represent specific scenarios.  Each of these tiles are an entry point into its respective Solutions. Solutions are a set of data acquisition rules coupled with analytics logic and visualization that address key challenges you may be facing. They allow deeper insights to help investigate and resolve operational issues faster, collect and correlate various types of machine data and helps you be proactive with activities such as Capacity Planning, System Updates, Malware status and Security auditing.

    Once a Solution is added, the collection rules are automatically applied to your environment.


    Good starting point: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt484091.aspx


    Closing

    With Operations Management Suite, you have a single data collection and troubleshooting experience for system administrators. You no longer need to waste time remoting on to different servers to open and parse through the various logs. We provide a unified and simple solution with Operations Management Suite.

  • DEMO SCENARIOS (STEP BY STEP GUIDANCE)

    Trouble shooting IIS (http status code 500)

    Click on the blue Log Search tile from the overview page.

    Scroll down and select “All IIS Log Entries” located under “Log Management& …

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    Trouble shooting IIS (http status code 500)

    1. Click on the blue Log Search tile from the overview page.
    2. Scroll down and select “All IIS Log Entries” located under “Log Management”
    3. Click “W3CIISLog”
    4. The filter “scStatus” should be visible to you in the filters column on the left hand side. If not, click  to select the filter under the W3CIISLog list to reveal all HTTP Status errors. Check the box next to the HTTP code you wish to filter on and click apply.

     

    Click the three ellipsis to reveal the entire list.

    Alternatively use the search area:  Type=W3CIISLog  | measure count() by scStatus

    To investigate which client IP transferred the most data:

    1. Click on the blue Log Search tile from the overview page.
    2. Scroll down and select “All IIS Log Entries” located under “Log Management”
    3. Click “W3CIISLog”
    4. The filter “cIP” should be visible to you in the filters column on the left hand side. If not, click to select the filter under the W3CIISLog list to reveal client IP addresses. Check the box next to the IP address you wish to filter on and click apply.

    Alternatively use the search area:  Type=W3CIISLog | Measure count() by cIP



    Demo video can be seen here:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2014/CDP-B343  (41:50 ~ 50:00)

    Additional data worth mentioning:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dmuscett/archive/2014/09/20/w3c-iis-logs-search-in-system-center-advisor-limited-preview.aspx

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dmuscett/archive/2014/10/19/advisor-searches-collection.aspx

  • WHAT ARE WE MONITORING?

    We are currently monitoring servers from AWS, Azure and on-premises.

    There are number of Linux (SLES12, OpenSuse13, CentOS, OracleLinux7) servers and Windows 2008, 2012 and 2012R2 in the …

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    We are currently monitoring servers from AWS, Azure and on-premises.

    There are number of Linux (SLES12, OpenSuse13, CentOS, OracleLinux7) servers and Windows 2008, 2012 and 2012R2 in the environment. Here is a rough number of servers we manage today, but keep in mind that the servers change quite frequently.

    • On premises managed via SCOM – 20 servers (Windows)
    • On premises host machines: OpsInsights01.contoso.com, OpsInsights02.contoso.com, OpsInsights03.contoso.com, OpsInsights04.contoso.com, OpsInsights05.contoso.com
    • Azure VMs – 20 VMs (Linux & Windows)
    • AWS VMs – 2 VMs (Linux & Windows)
  • HOW TO GET ON BOARD

    Visit http://experience.mms.microsoft.com/  

      

    Click on STEP 1 and follow the introduction.

    Click on STEP 2 and Watch the Introduction Video (optional).

    Click on STEP 3 and …

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    Visit http://experience.mms.microsoft.com/
     

      

    1. Click on STEP 1 and follow the introduction.
    2. Click on STEP 2 and Watch the Introduction Video (optional).
    3. Click on STEP 3 and enter your LIVE ACCOUNT ID email address. 

                    You must have a live account to gain access to a demo environment.

                    If you do not have a live account click on “ Sign up for a Live account “ at the webpage.

    1. Check the “Accept” box to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
    2. Click on the “Request Access” button.

     

    You will receive an email from Operations Management Suite noreply@oms.microsoft.com
    The subject line of Invitation to Microsoft Operations Management Suite should arrive shortly.
    Please make sure to check your Clutter or Junk folder.