Azure Monitor-Log Analytics

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NOTE – Log Analytics is now a part of Operations Management Suite. Learn more at http://microsoft.com/OMS

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  1. Provide automation for the ITSM connector plugin

    Currently the AZURE monitor to ITSM connector is unable to be automated fully. there is no allowance for using API to SYNC it or to create a connection between the plugin and an ITSM server. both steps have to be done manually and the sync has a 10-15 minute delay.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

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    Thanks for the feedback. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  3. add a record to the activity log when the value of a tag has changed

    When the value of a tag has changed and this is recorded as an event in activity log, an alert can be triggered and an automated action can be started.

    6 votes
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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote which allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  4. We should be able to customize the email body of the email notification generated by Alerts.

    So, Alerts will be sending default emails.. we should be able to generate the customized email with the search results.

    27 votes
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  5. Create the cmdlet to fetch our OMS alert or alert rule to easly maintenance, due Get-AzureRmAlertRule do not support this feature today.

    Add support to get-azurermalertrule to handle the OMS Alert and alert rule to maintenance, clone, delete, etc. Due actually is not supported, if you need it required to work on Alert API.

    23 votes
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  6. Alert email query character limit

    There is a link in the alert emails from Log Analytics that pulls up the query results in a browser. There seems to be a character limit on the query that is returned by the link. One of our queries is 800+ characters and is only partially displayed, resulting in a syntax error when following the link. Please increase the character limit of the linked query.

    9 votes
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  7. why loganalytics alert is very costly than monitor alert?

    when trying to setup an alert with log analytics workspace it showed a cost of 1.5 $ but when it configured with monitor it cost only 0.10 $, I am trying to understand why there is this price variation? can any one pls clarify this?

    2 votes
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  8. Log Analytics - Alert Schema misses AlertStatus and Sev information

    On Log Analytics Alert schema does not have any status on ALertStatus column. It would be great if the Status and Sev details are included to the schema.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  9. Maximum number of search results in notification e-mail limited to 10 results only

    The number search results shown in the e-mail generated by the Alerting engine seems to be limited to 10. The "search results" field in the alert e-mail shows e.g. "49 result(s)", but the results previews below only shows 10. In a setup where stakeholders need to know about all results, but are -with respect to regulatory laws- not allowed to access the Azure Monitor site itself, this is a very rough limitation. It would help to be able to increase this limit generously (1000 results).

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  10. resolved

    Ability to have an emailed alert when original issue has been resolved.

    Example, I have Log Analytics configured to send an emailed alert when a specific Windows Server service enters the stopped state. This sends an alert. I'd like to be able to configure Log Analytics to automatically send a second email when that service enters the started state.

    8 votes
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  11. Webhooks for Azure activity Metric Json

    Hello,
    We need to be able to send JSON Payload from the Metric Alerts also.
    Currently is possible only for the Logs Alerts.

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  12. OMS Alerts pass Computer name to alert

    I want to Run a bunch of alerts over Computer Groups.

    When an alert gets triggered by one of the computers i would like the alert to include the server that triggered the alert.

    E.g.

    We want a Heartbeat check over all servers.
    When server1 is not sending it's Heartbeat I would like the alert to say
    'Heartbeat on server1 is down'

    So passing the alert name in the form of 'Hearbeat on {serverName} is down'

    And being able to extract information from the Log search as the variable

    e.g.
    | extract Computer as {ComputerName}

    12 votes
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  13. Alerting TimeWindow limitation of 24-Hours makes Alerting useless. Shoud really match the retention for LogAnalytics!

    Alerting TimeWindow limitation of 24-Hours makes Alerting useless. Shoud really match the retention for LogAnalytics!

    Is there a way to come around some major limitations when creating Alerts? The biggest problem is the Time Window restriction. This restricts us from searching in data older than 24 hours when creating an alert. I expect a record for a custom MessageType
    to arrive once a week, i am not able to create an Alert if this message does not appear as expected.
    The retention days for OMS Log Analytics is minimum 31 days according to this article: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/…/change-oms-log-analytic…/
    Why do we then…

    78 votes
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  14. Allow variables from saved search in email subject

    It would be helpful if you could dynamically add the variables (from saved searches - such as computername) to the subject line of email alerts.

    The reasoning behind this is in our ticketing system we want the computer name to be immediately visible for an OMS generated alert. We are currently hardcoding the searches per computer however with the amount of servers we manage we are hitting the saved search limit of 250.

    68 votes
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  15. Need ability to exclude time frame for alerts

    We would like the ability to exclude time frames from alert management as there could be system downtimes due to maintenance that are throwing alerts that are false positive. Either allow the ability to exclude date/time ranges or globally disable alerts when doing system maintenance and planned downtime

    24 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Alert Management Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Big thanks to @Stefan – you can filter for specific time period using the new query language of log analytics; which in-turn can be used in OMS Alerts to skip over specific times.

    Regarding the ask for making global maintenance windows in Azure – we are working on the same and we’ll intimate you soon when we are ready with the functionality. Thanks again for your idea and feedback for Azure.

  16. Support for cloning of alerts

    It would be nice, if we could clone existing alert rules in OMS.

    8 votes
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    Hi,
    Thanks for you suggestion.
    We are now looking at creating means for making it easier to template, deploy and manage alerts – we’ll incorporate means of cloning alerts in this. Will revert with more details as we progress and roll it out in future updates.

  17. Give user option to choose time zone for Alerts results

    The events are in local time, however, when I create an Alert and have it emailed to me, the events are listed in UTC. This adds complexity & confusion to a simple task.

    Allow end users to choose which time zone to display the Alert results in.

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Alert Management Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    Thanks for the feedback. We understand the misnomer with time values shown in Alerts.
    We have tried to correct this behavior in new Azure Alerts (Preview) – where we provide query preview for log alert created using localized time as reference. Azure Alerts (Preview) currently allows you to create and manage both monitor as well as log analytics based alerts from the same interface; for more details see: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-alerts-preview-in-azure-monitor/

  18. More scheduling options for alert triggering

    Most of us have monitoring rules that are somehow different in the week end (or at night), just because some resources are left down. For example, I wanted to create an alert for when a particular VM was not started by automation on week days. Although I can easily set up that query to work on week days, it will unnecessary trigger an alert on weekends. Therefore, having a more advanced scheduler for alerts would be great, such as this: "check for this alert every X minutes with <everyday|weekdays|specific> recurrency"

    44 votes
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  19. Allow one SCOM to sync with multiple workspaces

    Allow SCOM to send data to different workspaces based on monitoring groups.

    26 votes
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  20. alert

    When you configure an Alert rule after completing it should always send a Test email alert so you can check if the alerting is working.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Alert Management Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for feedback.
    We are looking at ways to enable you to test all actions/notifications in an associated Action Group, not just email.

    We will revert soon with details when we have rolled out the functionality.

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