Configure OMS Linux Agent Heartbeat Interval

As you know both OMS Linux and Windows agent send heartbeat events and they are free of charge. The problem is that the interval of these heartbeat events is different for both operating systems. For Windows it is every 1 minute and for Linux is every 5 minutes. I do not know exactly the reason for this decision but I prefer that all my servers report at the same interval. The beautiful thing with the OMS Linux agent that is extendable and configurable. So this blog post will focus on how you can easily change the heartbeat interval on OMS Linux agent to 1 minute.

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Change Owner of Azure Stack User Subscription

Azure Stack is extension of Azure and as such I am dealing with it as well. You may end up in a situation where you’ve created User Subscriptions in Azure Stack and after some time you want to delete them. Before deleting them you will need first to delete all the resources inside those subscriptions but the accounts of the owners of these subscriptions are no longer available or the do not want to cooperate. In such cases you can actually change the owners by using PowerShell. For example you can assign your Azure Stack Operator account as owner, login to the subscriptions with it via the User Portal and delete the resources before deleting the subscriptions.
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Get-SCOMManagementPacks 4.4

I’ve just released the latest version of this script you can find at GitHub. There is just a small fix provided by Lynne Taggart in this release. Basically Microsoft changed the layout of their download page once again so we needed a slightly different logic to pull the MP version and publish date information.


Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Management Solution for OMS V2

As you may have heard Log Analytics has a new query language. When you upgrade solutions are automatically converted to this new query language but I wanted to provide better experience so I’ve updated the Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) solution. Continue reading “Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) Management Solution for OMS V2”


OMSSearch PowerShell Module 6.0.0 Release

I’ve just updated the OMSSearch PowerShell module. New version is 6.0.0. Here are the changes: Continue reading “OMSSearch PowerShell Module 6.0.0 Release”


Open Sourcing Download All Microsoft SCOM MPs Script

I am open sourcing download the script that I’ve created for downloading all Microsoft SCOM MPs. Open sourcing is meant to be a joke of course. It is a script with code that is available for viewing and changing as whatever serves your purpose since its creation. The difference is that I am moving to GitHub so it will be easier for contribution by all. There is not new version but you can find all code here. The TechNet gallery page will be left as placeholder but will not contain the script anymore. You can find a link to GitHub repository there as well.  I hope this change is welcome.


Updated: OMSSearch PowerShell Module

You may ask what an MVP does on a rainy day? Probably a good answer will be: Trying to make your life easier?.

AS Microsoft published more information on the Operations Management Suite API I’ve decided to take a look update the OMSSearch PowerShell module. I’ve added –Start, –End and –Top parameters to Execute-OMSSearchQuery so you can make more granular searches. Also Stefan Stranger helped by adding Get-OMSWorkspace cmdlet. You will find all information and new version on Github.