New article posted at 4Sysops. This was inspired by the South Central Azure regional outage last year. How to configure and fail over VM’s form one Azure region to the other.
I have a new article posted t 4sysops today on collecting custom logs in Azure Log Analytics and creating custom fields.
Updated for 2019! In this video I give a step by step overview of how to setup an Azure Log Analytics workspace, now part of Azure Monitor. I also cover configuring OMS to collect Application Event Logs and Windows performance data. Continue reading “Azure Log Analytics Workspace Setup”
I ran into this error for the second time so I though I would document it quick. To use Multi Factor Authentication with Exchange on Office 365, the use of a specific PowerShell Module is required. This can be found in the Exchange Online portal under Hybrid. After downloading and running, the error message “Cannot Start Application” and “Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor”. Continue reading “Exchange MFA – Application Cannot Be Started”
Azure Automation works well for automating tasks that interact with Azure and O365 services. But what do you do if you need to access isolated resources like Active Directory that reside behind a firewall? Azure Automation Hybrid Worker was made just for that. Azure Automation Hybrid Workers extends Azure Automation into your private networks and allows for running runbooks that interact with resources such as Active Directory or on-premises Exchange or SharePoint. Azure Automation can also replace scheduled tasks, allowing a single repository for scripts and a single source of reporting on the status of the jobs ran in Azure and on-premises. Continue reading “Azure Automation Hybrid Worker Setup and RunAs Account”
There are a few prerequisites need before installing System Center Operations Manger 2016. One such requirement is IIS. The example below outlines a single server install and covers all the IIS Roles and Features needed to prepare Server 2012 R2 for SCOM 2016.
The process starts with Server Manager, adding Roles and Features.