Part I - OMS and Operations Manager Better Together–Sample Azure IaaS Dashboard
You have probably heard about Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) . OMS is the all-in-one hybrid cloud management solution for any enterprise to manage their workloads and applications on Azure or AWS, Windows Server or Linux, VMware or OpenStack .
For details pls check Microsoft OMS
OMS is an all in one solution which gives you the insights of your IT environment. It collects and analyses the data using available solutions in the gallery. You can also you very powerfully log search feature to analyze the collected data and create dashboards.
Here is a sample landing page with all solutions enabled;
I’ll not go into the details of OMS components in this blog post but rather focus on feeding additional data into OMS and visualizing it .
OMS utilizes either the Microsoft Monitoring Agent directly or your Operations Manager environment to collect performance and event data from the servers. Different solutions in OMS analysis collected data and gives you recommendations.
Default data collection settings lets you to specify which events , performance data and logs will be collected .
As you can see these not much to configure. These settings are generally enough to capture the insights of most of the workloads we have in an enterprise. When you have the integration with Operations Manager it gets even better. With a little bit of MP authoring you can start sending any information to OMS either as an event or a performance counter .
My Azure Iaas Dashboard
While playing around I decided to create a dedicated dashboard for my Azure consumption. MP is still under development but here is a preview dashboard ;
Captured performance data can also be visualized as a line graph;
I’ll share the MP tp capture these data on Part II of this blog. MP requires Azure subscriptions already discovered in Operations Manager and certificate to manage the subscription . Details to follow…
Data Visualization Options
OMS has a nice landing page and dashboard to visualize and analyze the data but you are not limited to the web page. Another advantage of OMS is the mobile apps . OMS has apps on every mobile platform so these dashboards and searched defined can be viewed in any platform anytime anywhere. To get the app visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/operations-management-suite/mobile-apps.aspx