Azure Log Analytics and Grafana – Data Source creation failed

I’ve been playing around with connecting Grafana to Azure Monitor and Azure Log Analytics for dashboarding purposes, and ran into an issue with the creation of the data source. It succeeded on creation for Azure Monitor, but returned an error relating to authentication for the Log Analytics portion that looks like this: 1. Successfully queried … Continue reading Azure Log Analytics and Grafana – Data Source creation failed

#Azure and #LogAnalytics: Audit current workspaces

In my last post, I mentioned that I have been helping a customer consolidate their workspaces and shared a script that can be used to bulk move workspaces from one subscription to another. Before you can move the workspaces, you will need to know what solutions have been added to each workspace, as some solutions … Continue reading #Azure and #LogAnalytics: Audit current workspaces

#Azure and #LogAnalytics: Move workspaces in bulk

I had a request from a customer recently to help them move all their Log Analytics workspaces into a new subscription, so wrote a quick script for this purpose.This script in its current form will:Connect to the specified subscription ($OldSub)Get all the workspaces in that subscriptionMove the workspaces to the specified subscription ($NewSub)Prompt for confirmation … Continue reading #Azure and #LogAnalytics: Move workspaces in bulk

Enabling OS monitoring for Agentless monitored Windows Servers in #OpsMgr

One of my customers is unable to deploy the Operations Manager agent to a portion of their estate for various complex reasons, and are exploring some alternative ways of using Operations Manager to manage both Windows and Linux, one of those options being using Agentless monitoring. Windows Operating System monitoring is disabled by default for … Continue reading Enabling OS monitoring for Agentless monitored Windows Servers in #OpsMgr

Let’s talk about #opsmgr Sizing, baby

The OpsMgr 2012 Sizing Helper is an interactive document designed to assist you with planning & sizing deployments of System Center 2012 Operations Manager. It helps you plan the correct amount of infrastructure needed for a new OpsMgr 2012 deployment, removing the uncertainties in making IT hardware purchases and optimizes cost. A typical recommendation will … Continue reading Let’s talk about #opsmgr Sizing, baby

#OpsMgr: Extract notification information

One of the areas of OpsMgr that often have the biggest impact on others is the notifications and many customers create a large number of notification subscriptions, which sometimes makes it hard to manage.I created this PowerShell script to help a customer to extract notification information, covering channels, subscribers and subscriptions. The output of the … Continue reading #OpsMgr: Extract notification information

#OpsMgr: script to assist with moving the OperationsManager and OperationsManagerDW databases

It happens from time to time that we need to move the databases used in our System Center Operations Manager environments from one server to another. While this is a very well documented process for both the OperationsManager database and the Data Warehouse database, it often happens that we miss a step somewhere along the … Continue reading #OpsMgr: script to assist with moving the OperationsManager and OperationsManagerDW databases