Extending alerts for Log Analytics into Azure

Lately Microsoft has been helping to make the shift from the “classic” Log Analytics portal (https://www.microsoft.com/oms) to the Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com). We have seen how Log Analytics workspaces are now visible in the Azure portal and how we can pin top level views from Log Analytics to the Azure dashboard. We have seen new functionality…

Delving deeper into sharing Azure dashboards

This blog post will dig into some more depth on what’s really required to share dashboards in Azure from a user rights/security perspective. If you are interested in creating custom dashboards, integrating Log Analytics and customizing dashboards this previous blog post covers those topics. This blog post will discuss: Permissions required to share dashboards in…

Replacing GSM in SCOM with Application Insights

If you use Microsoft’s Global Service Monitor (GSM) in SCOM you may have run into something like this recently: Description: The health service HTTP module in management group “<MGNAME>” failed to resolve service’s DNS. Please check configuration settings. Provided configuration: Service Url https://b850bab6-61d9-4262-838d-ad4e82b6a6e2.ods.opinsights.azure.com/DiagnosticsDataService.svc/PostDataItems. Proxy Provided . This error indicates an underlying issue with GSM. While…