OpsLogix & Microsoft Partner For Azure Managed Applications

OpsLogix & Microsoft Partner For Azure Managed Applications

As of now Managed Applications are Generally Available in the Azure Marketplace. We from OpsLogix couldn’t be more excited as a launch partner with Microsoft to be one of the first to offer Managed Application services to our customers.

“Azure Managed Applications enables OpsLogix customers to easily deploy and use our solutions without having to undertake on-going maintenance and servicing complexities.”
Vincent de Vries, CEO, OpsLogix

Oracle OMS Azure Managed Application

Azure Managed Applications

Azure Managed Applications enable Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partners and enterprise IT teams to deliver fully managed, turnkey cloud solutions that can be made available through the Azure Marketplace or through the enterprise service catalog of a specific end-customer. Customers can quickly deploy managed applications in their own subscription and rely on the partner for maintenance operations and support across the life cycle.

Azure Managed Applications is an additional partner opportunity to expand beyond infrastructure and software, by attaching services and operational support to Azure solutions. Partners using Managed Applications can invoice customers directly using Azure’s billing system (when publishing at Azure Marketplace) and use Azure Resource Manager templates to support the lifecycle of deployed applications. All of this enables an even richer cloud ecosystem for our customers and new business opportunities for our partners.

Azure Marketplace as a Distribution Channel for Azure Managed Applications

Managed applications can now be published and made available at the Azure Marketplace on the Azure Portal. Once published by the partner, they are available for any commercial customer with an Azure subscription. This enables MSP and ISV partners to market their solutions to a broader market. Partners are responsible for maintaining, servicing and upgrading the applications, once deployed by a customer. Customers benefit as they are able to run complex solutions without deep time and resource investments.

OpsLogix as a Key Launch Partner

We are excited to share that OpsLogix is among the key partners such as Cisco and Xcalar on Managed Applications. Our OpsLogix OMS Oracle Solution as a Managed Application is already live and published on the marketplace and can be consumed.

OpsLogix

We are currently offering the “OpsLogix OMS Oracle Solution” Managed Application on the Azure marketplace. It enables you to get a holistic view of your Oracle environment by inserting your Oracle monitoring and auditing data into OMS with the OpsLogix OMS Oracle Solution Managed Application. Not only does the OpsLogix OMS Oracle Solution provide performance and availability metrics, it also allows you to audit your Oracle environment, enabling you to be compliant within hours.

 

 

Make sure to read more:

Managed Applications are now Generally Available in the Azure Marketplace
Azure Managed Application in Azure Marketplace: Under the hood

 

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.

 

OpsLogix Oracle Summer Offer

OpsLogix Oracle Summer Offer

ORACLE MANAGEMENT PACK & ORACLE OMS SUMMER DEAL!

For every OpsLogix Oracle Management Pack license purchased, we are offering a free 12-month valid OpsLogix OMS-Oracle collector license worth € 240.00.

This offer expires on September 22nd!

The OpsLogix Oracle OMS Collector

Consolidate Oracle monitoring, auditing, and log analytics into Microsoft OMS (Operations Management Suite) by using the OpsLogix Oracle OMS Solution.
Get a holistic view of your Oracle environment by using our out of the box dashboards in OMS, and be in control of your environment within minutes. Not only does the OpsLogix OMS Oracle Solution provide performance and availability metrics, but it also allows you to audit your Oracle environment so that you can be compliant within hours.

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All you need to know about the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

All you need to know about the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

For most companies virtualization has become the common standard in all facets of IT. Desktop virtualization, emulators, and hypervisors, all contribute to autonomic computing which in turn ultimately aims to develop computer systems capable of self-management.

 

 

 

Base licenses per socket starting from €159
Making sense in price and performance!

 

 

 

 

 

OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

The OpsLogix VMware Management Pack provides essential basic monitoring for  VMware environment, presenting data in the System Center Operations Manager console. The OpsLogix Management Pack for VMware takes all the States and Alerts vCenter generates and presents them in System Center Operations Manager 2012 or higher.

Following the common engineering criteria set down by Microsoft’s Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI) which unifies hardware, software, and services. The OpsLogix VMware Management Pack consolidates VMware data in SCOM for a competitive price!

Two minute VMware Management Pack demonstration by Vincent de Vries

What else does the OpsLogix VMware Management Pack do?

 

  • The OpsLogix VMware Management Pack fully supports the CI perspective in Service Manager, meaning that the data can be used in an automated workflow such as auto-populating a CMDB or auto-ticketing prompt.
  • We’ve also made sure that our VMware Management Pack seamlessly integrates into OMS. Meaning for companies already using OMS, it’s an easy fit, maximizing both the centralizing of infrastructural data as well as being able to use the tools OMS log analytics provides.

VMware Management Pack demonstration by MVP Tao Yang

Virtualization and why it’s important

 

Virtualization has been around since the end of the 1990s and has rapidly developed into a standard feature in any enterprise infrastructure. Its immediate benefits are:

  • Reduced administration burden in that, a centralized console allows quicker server access for purposes of provisioning and/or re-provisioning, quickly allocating additional resources such as RAM, power or space
  • Super-fast deployment simply because every server is a file or collection of files on disk. This means that adding additional servers to an infrastructure is literally a matter of cloning or in layman’s terms copy-pasting.
  • Greatly reduced infrastructure cost in hardware. Things like cooling, electricity, network ports, mice and keyboards not to mention physical space. Industry studies have estimated that virtualization increases hardware utilization and operating costs by at least 50% to 70%.

 

 

 

Extending Microsoft Private Cloud OpsLogix VMware Management Pack

VMware Management Pack & OMS Log Analytics

Our VMware Management Pack has been fully integrated into Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite from the get-go.

We also make it possible to collect over 60 performance metrics to analyze the VMware health state. For example, Host / VM memory and CPU usage and datastore space etc. and of course all audit / task / alarm / snmp etc. events. Meaning that you can use it to meet all the requirements of your security auditing (NEN, SOX, ISO & etc.) And what’s really neat about our VMware monitoring solution, is that it doesn’t require a vCenter installation. You can also directly connect to a ESX(i) host without almost losing any monitoring features.

 

If you are already using our VMware Management Pack, or you are in trial fase, we offer the VMware OMS Log Analytics solution completely for free. Would you like to try it? Send an email to sales@opslogix.com

Watch: Course on Monitoring your Hybrid Environment with OMS Security

Watch: Course on Monitoring your Hybrid Environment with OMS Security

We recently encountered an online course, brought to you by Yuri Diogenes, Senior Content Developer at Microsoft, comprised out of 13 videos giving you the details on security challenges for IT operations and how the OMS Security and Audit solution can help you to overcome those challenges. At OpsLogix we thought that this is pretty cool and useful so we’d like to share it with you.

Hybrid Environments & OMS Security

Learn about assessments for antimalware, updates, and baselines. Explore monitoring considerations for identity, access, and computers. If you’re wondering how to implement and manage Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) to monitor a hybrid enterprise infrastructure, be sure to check out this course. Learn about deployment, antimalware, and update assessments, in addition to incident detection and response.

Security Challenges

Take a look at important deployment considerations for OMS Security agents, along with general considerations. Plus, leverage Microsoft security intelligence to help you identify suspicious activities in your environment, and find out how to use notable issues to investigate alerts.

System Center Operations Manager 2012: Update Rollup 12

System Center Operations Manager 2012: Update Rollup 12

Recently Microsoft released the update rollup 12 for System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 users, including installation guidelines.

Issues that are fixed in System Center Operations Manager

  • When you try to upgrade System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 Reporting Server to System Center 2016 Operations Manager reporting server, the upgrade fails for the following configuration:
  • Server A is configured as System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager including Management Server.
  • Server B is configured as System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, including Operations Manager Database (OpsMgrDB), Operations Manager Data Warehouse (OpsMgrDW) and Operations Manager Reporting Server.

( X ) Management Server Upgraded Check

The management server to which this component reports has not been upgraded.

  • Recovery tasks on “Computer Not Reachable” messages in the System Center Operations Manager Monitor generate failed logons for System Center Operations Manager Agents that are not part of the same domain as the Management Groups.
  • When a Management Server is removed from the All Management Servers Resource Pool, the monitoring host process do not update the Type Space Cache.
  • SHA1 is deprecated for the System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 Agent and SHA2 is now supported.
  • Because of incorrect computations of configuration and overrides, some managed entities go into an unmonitored state. This behavior is accompanied by event 1215 errors that are logged in the Operations Manager log.
  • IntelliTrace Profiling workflows fail on certain Windows operating system versions. The workflow cannot resolve Shell32 interface issues correctly.
  • There is a character limitation of 50 characters on the custom fields in the notification subscription criteria. This update increases the size of the limitation to 255 characters.
  • You cannot add Windows Client computers for Operational Insights (OMS) monitoring. This update fixes the OMS Managed Computers wizard in the System Center Operations Manager Administration pane to let you search or add Windows Client computers.
  • When you use the Unix Process Monitoring Template wizard to add a new template to the monitor processes on UNIX servers, the monitored data is not inserted into the database. This issue occurs until the Monitoring Host is restarted. Additionally, the following is logged in the Operations Manager log file:

Log entry:
Log Name:      Operations Manager
Source:        Health Service Modules
Date:
Event ID:      10801
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:
Description:    Discovery data couldn’t be inserted to the database. This could have happened because of one of the following reasons:
– Discovery data is stale. The discovery data is generated by an MP recently deleted.
– Database connectivity problems or database running out of space.
– Discovery data received is not valid.

Additionally, you may receive the following exception, which causes this issue to occur:

Exception:
Exception type:   Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common.DataItemDoesNotExistException
Message:          ManagedTypeId = ccf81b2f-4b92-bbaf-f53e-d42cd9591c1c
InnerException:   <none>
StackTrace (generated):            SP               IP               Function            000000000EE4EF10 00007FF8789773D5 Microsoft_EnterpriseManagement_DataAccessLayer!Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.DataAccessLayer.TypeSpaceData.IsDerivedFrom(System.Guid, System.Guid)+0x385

Read the full article here.

 

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Watch: Best Practices for Designing your SCOM 2016 Environment with MVP Maarten Goet

Watch what’s new in SCOM 2016 & Microsoft OMS with Maarten Goet

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