Join us at the MP University next Wednesday

Join us at the MP University next Wednesday

Join OpsLogix at the MP University with Silect, Microsoft & more

Silect along with OpsLogix, Microsoft and other industry-leading partners are proud to present MP University. Join us for this free 1 day online session to learn about SCOM, Management Packs, Azure and much more.

This event is being held in Central European Time (CET) November 21 9AM – 4PM.

If you are unable to attend on Nov. 21 or if the time is inconvenient, a live rebroadcast will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 9AM4PM CET. Register for MP University and you will be notified of the rebroadcast.

OpsLogix session: Cookdown your Management Pack in SCOM

This session will not only show why using cookdown in Management Packs will help dramatically reduce resource usage in SCOM, but also how to implement cookdown in your own Management Packs. An example will also be given how cookdown is implemented in the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack.

Click here to reserve your spot!

The OpsLogix Oracle Managed Application Mentioned During Microsoft Build 2018

The OpsLogix Oracle Managed Application Mentioned During Microsoft Build 2018

During their Microsoft Build 2018 session Making production deployments safe and repeatable using declarative infrastructure and Azure Resource Manager, Vlad Joanovic, and Brendan Burns share best practices for using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) to optimize application deployment agility and ensure compliance across infrastructures. ARM enables you to repeatedly deploy your app and have confidence your resources are deployed in a consistent state.

You define the infrastructure and dependencies for your app in a single declarative template that is flexible enough to use for all of your environments such as test, staging or production. We’ll look at ways that you can create, share and publish both ARM templates, as well as Azure Managed Applications.

OpsLogix Oracle Managed Application

Azure Managed Applications build upon ARM templates to enable Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and corporate central IT teams to deliver turnkey solutions through the Azure Marketplace or Service Catalog. These are self-contained and sealed to the consumer, allowing the provider to deliver a higher quality of service.

At the end of 2017, OpsLogix was a Microsoft key launch partners among Cisco and Xcalar on Managed Applications. At around 1:13:00 minutes into the session Vlad Joanovic mentions the OpsLogix Oracle Managed Application as part of his demo. We at OpsLogix highly appreciate this and would like to thank Vlad and Kristian Nese for this.

Want to learn about Cloud Security? Watch this new training on Azure Security Center

Want to learn about Cloud Security? Watch this new training on Azure Security Center

Security threats increase in volume and sophistication every day. And regardless of your organization’s size or the industry you’re in, Azure Security Center threat detection capabilities, alerts, and recommended fixes can give you the tangible data you need to help protect your cloud resources. Plus, you can monitor your on-premises, hybrid, or cloud environment—Azure, Amazon, or any other public cloud—to get a more complete picture.

In Hybrid Cloud Workload Protection with Azure Security Center, a new course now available on Microsoft Virtual Academy, Yuri Diogenes and Ty Balascio offer an overview of Azure Security Center, including requirements, planning, onboarding, and troubleshooting. Ty and Yuri work with real-world data and share their experience in the industry to show how the threat landscape differs for a cloud or hybrid versus on-premises. And they explore threat detection and response in a lab environment so they can talk you through it.

Check out this detailed demo of using the investigation dashboard to drill down on an incident. You’ll see how to correlate multiple entities that are part of the same attack so you can understand how an attack moves against each host in a system. You’ll learn how to use that information to continue your investigation and pursue closure of your incident response.

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Virtual Machine Migration To Azure: Step-By-Step Guide

Virtual Machine Migration To Azure: Step-By-Step Guide

Jeff Woolsey, principal program manager from the Windows Server team, explains and demos the steps to discover, assess and migrate Windows and Linux virtual machines from VMware to Azure. The new Azure Migrate service helps you find on-premises VMs and apps using a collector appliance, then exposes VM attributes – including utilization, sizing and dependency information – to help you plan your migration.

Azure Site Recovery then provides the tools to replicate discovered and targeted VMs into Azure storage, then allows you to test and move workloads into production. Along the way, Jeff explains how the tools in Azure help you determine costs and take advantage of potential cost savings via the Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server.

To learn more, go to the Azure migration center.

Use OMS LogAnalytics with the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack for extended monitoring

To learn how to easily monitor VMware using OMS LogAnalytics with the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack, the extended way, click here.

Azure Managed Applications – How It Works

Azure Managed Applications – How It Works

 

Azure Managed Applications is a new service provided by Microsoft which allows Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and corporate central IT teams to deliver turnkey solutions through the Azure Marketplace or Service Catalog. So what does that mean for the end-user?

Basically, the end-users deploy these managed applications into their subscriptions, but they don’t have to maintain, update, or service them. Which is a great key advantage of the Azure Managed Applications services! It’s the responsibility of the vendors to manage and support these applications. So as an end-user, you don’t have to invest in building the application specific domain knowledge, which would have been needed to service these applications. You will automatically acquire application updates without having to worry about troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with the application.

At OpsLogix, we’ve developed a Managed Application of our Oracle OMS Collector, however, it’s not yet ready to market. In the video above, Kristian Nese, Senior Program Manager of AzureCAT at Microsoft gives you a short demo of how to use our Oracle OMS Collector as an Azure Managed App during Experts Live Europe 2017.

 

Virtual Machine Planned Maintenance

Virtual Machine Planned Maintenance

 

Ziv Rafalovich joins Scott Hanselman to talk about improvements to the planned maintenance experience in Azure, including better visibility and control of maintenance events that impact virtual machine availability. Learn how to create alerts, discover which virtual machines are scheduled for maintenance, and proactively start the maintenance using the Azure portal, REST API, Azure PowerShell, or Azure CLI.

Note:

During September 2017, you can try the new experience by creating new VMs in the US West Central region using this special link to the Azure portal: http://aka.ms/PlannedMaintenancePreview.

For the original article, click here.