Migrate your OMS Update Deployments to Azure

The Operations Management Suite (OMS) portal is being deprecated. All functionality that was available in the OMS portal for Update Management is available in the Azure portal. This article provides the information you need in order to migrate to the Azure portal.

Key information

  • Existing deployments will continue to work. Once you have recreated the deployment in Azure, you can delete your old deployment from OMS.
  • All existing features you had in OMS are available in Azure, to learn more about Update Management, see Update Management overview.

Access the Azure portal

From your OMS workspace, click Open in Azure. This navigates to the Log Analytics workspace that OMS used.

Open in Azure - OMS portal

In the Azure portal, click Automation Account

Azure Monitor logs

In your Automation Account, click Update Management to open up Update Management.

Update Management

In the future you can go directly to the Azure portal, under All services, select Automation Accounts under Management Tools, select the appropriate Automation Account, and click Update Management.

Recreate existing deployments

All update deployments created in the OMS portal have a saved search also known as a computer group, with the same name as the update deployment that exists. The saved search contains the list of machines that were scheduled in the update deployment.

Update Management

To use this existing saved search, follow these steps:

To create a new update deployment, go to the Azure portal, select the Automation Account that is used, and click Update Management. Click Schedule update deployment.

Schedule update deployment

The New Update Deployment pane opens. Enter values for the properties described in the following table and then click Create:

For Machines to update, select the saved search used by the existing OMS deployment.

Property Description
Name Unique name to identify the update deployment.
Operating System Select Linux or Windows.
Machines to update Select a Saved search, Imported group, or pick Machine from the drop-down and select individual machines. If you choose Machines, the readiness of the machine is shown in the UPDATE AGENT READINESS column.
To learn about the different methods of creating computer groups in Azure Monitor logs, see Computer groups in Azure Monitor logs
Update classifications Select all the update classifications that you need. CentOS does not support this out of the box.
Updates to exclude Enter the updates to exclude. For Windows, enter the KB article without the KB prefix. For Linux, enter the package name or use a wildcard character.
Schedule settings Select the time to start, and then select either Once or Recurring for the recurrence.
Maintenance window Number of minutes set for updates. The value can't be less than 30 minutes or more than 6 hours.
Reboot control Determines how reboots should be handled.
Available options are:
Reboot if required (Default)
Always reboot
Never reboot
Only reboot - will not install updates

Click Scheduled update deployments to view the status of the newly created update deployment.

new update deployment

As mentioned previously, once your new deployments are configured through the Azure portal, the existing deployments can be removed from the OMS portal.

Next steps

To learn more about Update Management in Azure, see Update Management