Log Analytics Data Collector API

You can send practically any data to Azure Log Analytics (aka. OMS). As long as you can convert it to JSON format prior to sending it to your Log Analytics workspace. Here’s the official write up on it https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-data-collector-api. Data that you upload gets sent to a custom log, with the characters ‘_CL‘ at the end,…

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DSC Troubleshooting

If you want to troubleshoot DSC (Desired State Configuration)… You can easily run a DSC config script locally on your computer, apply the MOF manually on-demand and watch it apply in realtime as per the below. The below are the lines of PowerShell code you need for testing. First though, make sure you run the…

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Azure Migrate Deep Discovery

The following will show you the step-by-step setup for Azure Migrate Deep Discovery, installing both the Microsoft Monitoring Agent (OMS / SCOM) and the Dependency Agent (Service Map / Wire Data). Azure Migrate has two types of discovery that logically runs in order, 1) a Light Discovery (agentless) which leverages the VMware inventory, and 2)…

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Build Announcements 2018

Some of the announcements at Microsoft Build 2018 the other week: AI + Machine Learning ML.NET Microsoft Cognitive Services – Microsoft Speech Services Microsoft Cognitive Services – QnA Maker API Microsoft Cognitive Services – Language Understanding Speech to Intent Microsoft Cognitive Services – Bing Custom Search API Microsoft Cognitive Services – Bing Statistics Microsoft Cognitive…

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Azure Files Sync 5TB limit

When working with Azure Files Sync, you create whats called a Sync Group, this Sync Group contains two parts, a Cloud Endpoint and one or many Server Endpoints. The Cloud Endpoint is an Azure Files Share (5TB Limit) and the Server Endoint is a folder on a server volume (not necessarily a share). Due to…

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