Build FluentD conf file

Ready to build out a FluentD conf file?   Let’s build a FluentD conf file.  We can use the docs site for another example.  And now, let’s build a simple FluentD configuration file. Paste the XML code below, and save as <yourlogfile>.conf Create custom log file to test cd /etc/opt/microsoft/omsagent/scom/conf/omsagent.d/ # vi <yourlogfile>.conf vi mylog.conf […]

OMSAgent FluentD debunked – Configure Linux FluentD – part2

Now to begin – OMSAgent FluentD debunked Configure Linux FluentD – part2 –> see part one (1) here)     First, my thanks to Mike Johnston@Microsoft (CSS SEE SME) to help validate my steps and testing, to configure Linux FluentD on an Ubuntu server!  Are you ready to bust a myth – OMSAgent FluentD debunked […]

Configure Linux FluentD

What are you Fluent in?   Join me as we configure FluentD on Linux, and continue to improve and document monitoring cross-platform (UNIX/Linux) servers. Background: Some of our previous topics included UNIX logical disk class differ from Windows (here), and cross platform agent setup.   Because we always ‘need more power!’, it’s time to configure Linux […]

Using Unix MP’s for Shell commands and scripts

Ready to move out of the UI ? Thanks to Saurav Babu, and Tim Helton’s help, I was able to push my MP authoring limits further. The good thing with the Shell command template in SCOM is that your script is encoded. Bad news If functionality doesn’t exist in the UI, you can’t easily pull the monitor […]

MMA Agent and SCOM Agent version numbers

  FYI – Updated 17 July 2020   This idea sprung from a discussion with Sr. PFE Brian Barrington, and it got me wondering…   FYI – If you’re running a SCOM agent, 2016 or above, various Log Analytics solutions may have pre-reqs.   OMS Gateway requires Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) (agent version – 8.0.10900.0 or […]

MMA Agent, cross platform, and Azure

Things that make you go hmmm….     Ran across a scenario where we were trying to connect Azure Cross-platform (Linux) VM’s and MMA/SCOM agents to SCOM management group.   Management group was 2012R2, discovery wizard from SCOM console, failed to install agent, certificate errors.   Researching, found this article first Windows Azure VM monitoring […]

Getting started with OMS Update Compliance

Do you already have Upgrade Readiness or Device Health deployed in OMS? If not, read this blog   Need to know more about Windows 10 patch compliance and don’t want to access Config Man (SCCM)?     Update Compliance is the answer!   It’s just as simple as adding the OMS Update Compliance Solution Click […]

SYSTEM CENTER 2016/2019 Operations Manager – Anti-Virus Exclusions

Updated 30 June, 7 July 2020 and includes docs.microsoft.com article updates       NOTE: Process name exclusion wildcards could potentially prevent some dangerous programs from being detected.   Hopefully this table is helpful (my thanks to Matt Goedtel for the docs site updates, and Matt’s efforts to keep docs the ‘go-to’ site)   Previously […]