In this video, we go over how to get scheduled events for an Azure virtual machine by querying the Instance Metadata service API endpoint with a PowerShell Scheduled Task. That data is then sent to a Log Analytics Workspace to be queried or alerted on.Continue reading “Get Azure Scheduled Events with IMDS”
In this post and accompanying video, we go over Azure Automanage. Automanage is an Azure solution to automate management of IaaS servers within the Cloud Adoption Frameworks best practices. This post gives an overview of the services. The video reviews the service and provides a demonstration of on-boarding a server. After that, we go on to review settings on a server that is part of Azure Automanage.Continue reading “Azure Automanage now in Public Preview”
In this video, I walk through setting up the Azure Monitor solution for Windows Virtual Desktop Spring Update. The video starts by setting up a Log Analytics workspace, then adding the Session Hosts to send performance data to the Log Analytics Workspace. After that, Azure Diagnostic data is configuring to send data to Log Analytics. Lastly, the Workbook available from Microsoft is deployed to view WVD performance and session information.Continue reading “Monitoring Windows Virtual Desktop Spring Update with Log Analytics”
In this video I go over creating a Grafana Dashboard with data from Azure Application Insights and Log Analytics including subscription cost information. I configure Grafana to allow anonymous, read only access and then configure a Raspberry Pi with FullPage OS to display the data in kiosk mode. This video draws on a lot of other information I have published as well as information available from the community. Links to relevant information below.Continue reading “Grafana Dashboard powered with Raspberry Pi Displaying Log Analytics and Application Insights Data”
This post covers creating a dashboard in Grafana and displaying data from Log Analytics. My previous post covered connecting a Grafana installation to a Log Analytics workspace. That post can be found here. The examples below are intended to give the reader an overview of options to help get started with Grafana.Continue reading “Grafana Dashboard with Log Analytics Data”
In this post I demonstrate how to connect Grafana to Azure Log Analytics using the Azure Monitor data source plugin. Grafana is an open source, data visualization and monitoring platform. Or, as the website states “The open platform for beautiful analytics and monitoring”. Grafana can run on Windows, Linux, ARM, as well as Docker. There is a hosted option for those who prefer to have someone else host the environment.Continue reading “Connect Grafana to Azure Log Analytics”
Adding most Windows Event Logs to Log Analytics is a straightforward process. Simply go to the Advanced properties in the Workspace > Windows Event Logs and start typing the name. A pre-populated list will appear as shown below. Selected the log and add it for collection. But what if the log you are looking for is not listed in Log Analytics? Continue reading “Collect Custom Windows Event Logs in Log Analytics”
My first article posted at 4sysops on setting up an Azure Monitor workspace in Log Analytics and onboarding Servers.