Azure Log Analytics Service Map Planning and Pre-reqs

My grandfather said two things:

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of manure

Death and taxes are part of life


Planning out a deployment is a good thing.

My best friend would say "No one plans to fail, they just fail to plan"



This will be a multi-part blog - breaking out the high level steps, and my experience getting the solution set up.


What do we need for Service Map?

  • Azure connectivity
    • Setup Log Analytics workspace on MMA/SCOM agent article
    • Troubleshooting onboarding issues KB,
      • Check for Events in Operations Manager event logs blog
  • Computers in scope for visualization
    • What computers (Windows or Linux)
    • Pricing FAQ
  • Dependency agent installed on computers
  • Azure Service Principal
    • (think of it as an SSH shared key ID/password for Azure Apps to communicate)
    • Docs article


High level steps

  1. Overview blog
  2. Install the MMA agent blog
  3. Install the dependency agent blog
  4. Configure Azure Service Principal blog
  5. Configure Service Map on SCOM blog