Azure CDN Core Analytics with OMS for Akamai and Verizon

There is a new OMS solution in town but you will not find it in the OMS Gallery. It is located in Azure Marketplace. My tip is to start to deploy OMS solutions via the Azure Marketplace. The new solution in town is called Azure CDN Core Analytics.

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Backup Reports in Azure Backup with Log Analytics and PowerBI

A new feature just popped up in my Recovery Services Vault named Backup Reports:

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[Cross-Post] How To Detect And Protect Yourself From WannaCry

Make sure to check out this blog post that I’ve wrote on my company’s web site.

How To Detect And Protect Yourself From WannaCry

Reserved Common Fields in Log Analytics

I’ve recently been playing with some solution development and I’ve noticed something interesting.

When we are using the OMS Data Collector API we send data by creating json file. That json file is in simple format like this:

{
"property1": "value1",
"property2": "value2"
"property3": "value3",
"property4": "value4"
}

In this pseudo code property is the name of our fields. So when the data is uploaded to OMS the name for field property1 will turn to property1_s. Basically OMS adds suffix to the name of each field and this suffix represents the data type of the value for the field.

There are some exception though. For example if our property is called Computer that will not turn into Computer_s in Log Analytics. Basically the Computer field is a special one. Turned out there are more such fields actually and they are called Reserved Common Fields.

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Moving Update Worker Server between OMS Workspaces

Recently I’ve been fairly occupied in writing the second edition of Inside Microsoft Operations Management Suite book but now that I’ve finished my chapters I can go back to writing some blog posts.

Update Workers are like Hybrid Workers but they are automatically registered by the Update Management solution. This creates a problem because there is no way to unregister such server unlike the Hybrid Workers which have PowerShell cmdlets installed locally on the server.

Fear not though. There is easy way to move Update Worker between different workspaces as long as you follow the steps:

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Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Management Solution for OMS

I’ve decided to make you a Christmas present and developed a S2D solution for OMS.

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Less Than 2000 Time Slices Error in OMS Log Analytics – Resolution

I’ve seen a lot of people having the following error appear when they do measurement functions in OMS Log Analytics Search:

Intervals for aggregate functions must result in less than 2000 time slices Unexpected ‘measure’ at position XX.

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