What’s New With The Latest EZalert Update by OpsLogix?

What’s New With The Latest EZalert Update by OpsLogix?

OpsLogix is happy to announce the latest update of the EZalert solution, version 2. It does a lot more than just closing alerts, in comparison to the first release of the solution.

So What’s New With EZalert?

EZalert is a tool that uses machine learning to help you manage your SCOM environment in a more efficient and effective way, it helps you filter out noisy alerts and lower the total cost of ownership.

When starting out with EZalert, you will have to start “training” EZalert to handle new incoming alerts. By setting the resolution state on new incoming alerts EZalert “learns” what resolution state you would like to set for the same or similar alerts when a new alert is generated.

Eventually, with enough training, EZalert will start predicting with an increasingly higher accuracy what resolution state to set for an alert. When you are confident that EZalert predicts the resolution state for incoming alerts accurately, you can turn on auto apply and EZalert will automatically apply the predicted resolution state to the new incoming alerts in real-time. Not only is it possible to let EZalert set the resolution state on new incoming alerts, but you can also attach a PowerShell script (and use properties of the alert as parameters) to a specific resolution state as an action.

 

Watch The Demo Here

QuickStart Guide

Mandatory
  1.  Configure your resolution states based on where your alerts should be transferred to. This could be different groups within your IT-organization that should work with the alerts.
  2. Train your model with all incoming alerts to match your desired resolution state. Consider closing alerts (255) that you might use for reporting purpose that doesn’t require immediate attention to the cleanup noise.
  3. Don’t train simple alerts with too many entries when the confidence level is high. This will only slow down the training and consume more memory.
  4. Enable auto-apply. We recommend a confidence level above 85% in order to get good results. This will also ensure that alerts that don’t match won’t be forwarded to a trained resolution state.
  5. Use the low confidence filter to find the alerts that need more training and train them until they reach the configured confidence level.
Optional
  1. Pre-actions to set Custom fields for example Management Pack, Operated By – used by the machine learning algorithm.
  2. Post actions Custom fields for a statistical purpose on what resolution state was applied.
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.

VIDEO: AI For IT-Operations: How To Classify, Train & Escalate Alerts From SCOM

VIDEO: AI For IT-Operations: How To Classify, Train & Escalate Alerts From SCOM

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

The evergrowing amount of devices to be monitored in combination with high availability requirements makes it more urgent to review internal processes.

Introducing machine learned automation involves short-handed removal of manual processes that can be performed by a machine according to predetermined consistent routines.

In this webinar you will get an introduction and real world scenario how to:

  • Use pre-actions to classify and enrich your alert data
  • Train a machine learning model
  • Escalate to different channels depending on the predicted destination
  • Integration to ServiceNow with a bi-directional connector
  • Tag and analyze your escalated alerts
VMware Monitoring For Service Providers: Setting Up A Normal Gateway

VMware Monitoring For Service Providers: Setting Up A Normal Gateway

In this OpsLogix “How To” video we’ll be showing you how to set up your VMware monitoring as a Service Provider using a normal Gateway.

ALL SCRIPTS & COMMANDS CAN BE FOUND BELOW!

If you’d like to know more, request a quote or get a free evaluation of our VMware Management Pack, visit: opslogix.com/vmware-management-pack

GENERATE CERTIFICATES 

To generate Root, Management Server and GateWay certificates go to https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh212810(v=sc.12).aspx

ADD A GATEWAY RUN TWO COMMANDS
 

COMMAND 1

Cd “C:\Program Files\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Server”

COMMAND 2 

Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.GatewayApprovalTool /ManagementServerName=accom2012sp1ms1.contoso.com /GatewayName=accom2012sp1gw1.Contoso.com /SiteName=Customer01 /Action=Create

  

POWERSHELL SCRIPT TO CREATE A NEW CUSTOMER SCOM RESOURCE POOL

Import-Module Operationsmanager

## Get the customer Gateway Server(s)
$GatewayServer01 = Get-SCOMManagementServer -Name “accom2012sp1gw1.Contoso.com”

## create a new Opslogix VMware resource pool
New-SCOMResourcePool -DisplayName “Remote Customer Site A – VMWare Pool” -Member $GatewayServer01

Try it for free

Want to try our Management Pack? Got to the VMware Management Pack page and fill in the contact form. Or drop us an email at sales@opslogix.com 

Also, read: 

VMware Monitoring For Service Providers: Local Customer Setup

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.

Original article. 

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.