Sync data from Configuration Manager to the Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

You may use the Azure Services Wizard to configure your connection from Configuration Manager to Operations Management Suite (OMS) cloud service. Beginning with version 1706, the wizard replaces previous workflows to configure this connection. For earlier versions, see Sync data from Configuration Manager to the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (1702 and earlier).

  • The wizard is used to configure cloud services for Configuration Manager, like OMS, Windows Store for Business (WSfB), and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

  • Configuration Manager connects to OMS for features like Log Analytics, or Upgrade Readiness.

Prerequisites for the OMS Connector

Prerequisites to configure a connection to OMS are unchanged from those documented for the Current Branch version 1702. That information is repeated here:

  • Before you install the OMS connector in Configuration Manager, you must provide Configuration Manager with permissions to OMS. Specifically, you must grant contributor access to the Azure Resource Group that contains the OMS Log Analytics workspace. The procedures to do so are documented in the Log Analytics content. See Provide Configuration Manager with permissions to OMS in the OMS documentation.

  • The OMS connector must be installed on the computer that hosts a service connection point that is in online mode.

  • You must install a Microsoft Monitoring Agent for OMS installed on the service connection point along with the OMS connector. The Agent and the OMS connector must be configured to use the same OMS Workspace. To install the agent, see Download and install the agent in the OMS documentation.

  • After you install the connector and agent, you must configure OMS to use Configuration Manager data. To do so, in the OMS Portal you Import Configuration Manager collections.

Use the Azure Services Wizard to configure the connection to OMS

  1. In the console, go to Administration > Overview > Cloud Services > Azure Services, and then choose Configure Azure Services from the Home tab of the ribbon, to start the Azure Services Wizard.

  2. On the Azure Services page, select the Operation Management Suite cloud service. Provide a friendly name for the Azure service name and an optional description, and then click Next.

  3. On the App page, specify your Azure environment (the technical preview supports only the Public Cloud). Then, click Browse to open the Server App window.

  4. Select a web app:

    • Import: To use a web app that already exists in your Azure subscription, click Import. Provide a friendly name for the app and the tenant, and then specify the Tenant ID, Client ID, and the secret key for the Azure web app that you want Configuration Manager to use. After you Verify the information, click OK to continue.

    Note

    When you configure OMS with this preview, OMS only supports the import function for a web app. Creating a new web app is not supported. Similarly, you cannot reuse an existing app for OMS.

  5. If you accomplished all the other procedures successfully, then the information on the OMS Connection Configuration screen will automatically appear on this page. Information for the connection settings should appear for your Azure subscription, Azure resource group, and Operations Management Suite Workspace.

  6. The wizard connects to the OMS service using the information you've input. Select the device collections that you want to sync with OMS and then click Add.

  7. Verify your connection settings on the Summary screen, then select Next. The Progress screen shows the connection status, then should Complete.

  8. After the wizard completes, the Configuration Manager console shows that you have configured Operation Management Suite as a Cloud Service Type.

Sync data from Configuration Manager to the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (1702 and earlier)

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (1702 and prior versions)

You can use the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Connector to sync data such as your collections from System Center Configuration Manager to OMS Log Analytics in Microsoft Azure. This makes data from your Configuration Manager deployment visible in OMS.

Tip

The OMS Connector is a pre-release feature. To learn more, see Use pre-release features from updates.

Beginning with version 1702, you can use the OMS connector to connect to an OMS workspace that is on Microsoft Azure Government cloud. This requires you to modify a configuration file before you install the OMS connector. See use the OMS connector with the Azure Government cloud in this topic.

Prerequisites

  • Before you install the OMS connector in Configuration Manager, you must provide Configuration Manager with permissions to OMS. Specifically, you must grant contributor access to the Azure Resource Group that contains the OMS Log Analytics workspace. The procedures to do so are documented in the Log Analytics content. See Provide Configuration Manager with permissions to OMS in the OMS documentation.

  • The OMS connector must be installed on the computer that hosts a service connection point that is in online mode.

    If you have connected OMS to a standalone primary site and plan to add a central administration site to your environment, you must delete the current connection, and then reconfigure the connector at the new central administration site.

  • You must install a Microsoft Monitoring Agent for OMS installed on the service connection point along with the OMS connector. The Agent and the OMS connector must be configured to use the same OMS Workspace. To install the agent, see Download and install the agent in the OMS documentation.

  • After you install the connector and agent, you must configure OMS to use Configuration Manager data. To do so, in the OMS Portal you Import Configuration Manager collections.

Install the OMS Connector

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, configure your hierarchy to use pre-release features, and then enable the use of the OMS Connector.
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  2. Next, go to the Administration > Cloud Services > OMS Connector. In the ribbon, click on "Create connection to Operations Management Suite". This opens the Connection to Operation Management Suite Wizard. Select Next.

  3. On the General page, confirm that you have the following information, then select Next.

  4. On the Azure Active Directory page, configure your connection settings to OMS by providing your Tenant, Client ID, and Client secret key, then select Next.

  5. On the OMS Connection Configuration page, provide your connection settings by filling in your Azure subscription, Azure resource group, and Operations Management Suite Workspace. The workspace must match the workspace that is configured for the Microsoft Management Agent that is installed on the service connection point.

  6. Verify your connection settings on the Summary page, then select Next. The Progress page will show the connection status, then should Complete.

After you have linked Configuration Manager to OMS, you can add or remove collections, and view the properties of the OMS connection.

Verify the OMS connector properties

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, go to Administration > Cloud Services, and then select OMS Connector to open the OMS Connection ** page.
  2. Within this page there are two tabs:

    • Azure Active Directory:
      This tab shows your Tenant, Client ID, Client secret key expiration, and allows you to verify your client secret key has expired.

    • OMS Connection Properties:
      This tab shows your Azure subscription, Azure resource group, Operations Management Suite Workspace, and a list of Device collections that Operations Management Suite can get data for. Use the Add and Remove buttons to modify which collections are allowed.

Use the OMS connector with the Azure Government cloud

  1. On any computer that has the Configuration Manager console installed, edit the following configuration file to point to the government cloud: <CM install path>\AdminConsole\bin\Microsoft.configurationManagmenet.exe.config

    Edits:

    Change the value for the setting name FairFaxArmResourceID to be equal to “https://management.usgovcloudapi.net/”

    Change the value for the setting name FairFaxAuthorityResource to be equal to "https://login.microsoftonline.us/"

    • Original: <setting name="FairFaxAuthorityResource" serializeAs="String">
      <value></value>

    • Edited: <setting name="FairFaxAuthorityResource" serializeAs="String">
      <value>https://login.microsoftonline.us/</value>

  2. After you save the file with the two changes, restart the Configuration Manager console on the same computer, and then use that console to install the OMS connector. To install the connector, use the information in Sync data from Configuration Manager to the Microsoft Operations Management Suite, and select the Operations Management Suite Workspace that is on the Microsoft Azure Government cloud.

  3. After the OMS connector installs, the connection to the Government cloud is available when you use any console that connects to the site.