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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. Multi tenancy: Collect Azure Health logs from different Azure tenants

    We manage Azure tenants for multiple companies. We want one central monitoring and automation Workspace to manage all these different tenants.
    Although you can collect data from vm agents in different Azure tenants as well as data from different Office365 tenants it is not possible to get the Azure Health logs from different tenants into one OMS Workspace.

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    4 comments  ·  Extensibility / Partner scenarios  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 6 hours SLA on indexing custom log data is a very long time to alert on

    According to this article https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/log-analytics/v1_1/ SLA on indexing log data might take up to 6 hours. OMS has built in alerting that allows you to trigger actions within 5 minutes of data arrival. But if indexing takes more than 5 minutes - then what's the point of creating alert that might trigger on something that is no longer a problem, or not trigger at all if there is real problem. What is the average data indexing time? Log Analytics would be much more useful and have many more applications in real world if that indexing time is much lower. 6…

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    We have recently published an article – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/log-analytics-data-ingestion-time that details various aspects of data ingestion time for Log Analytics, and clarifies distinction between the financially-backed SLA and our Service-Level Objectives. In fact, the typical latency to ingest data into Log Analytics is between 3 and 10 minutes, with 95% of data ingested in less than 7 minutes.

    We are also actively working to bring this latency down even further, and many customers already report that they experienced a significant improvement, but more is coming.

  3. Use Windows Event Forwarding (WEF) to send events to OpInsights

    Would it be cool if you could configure Windows Server WEF (Windows Event Forwarding - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748890.aspx ) to send to Advisor for Log Management scenario, without using the SCOM agent ?
    Alternatively, if one already has a forwarder/collector (WEF/WEC) architecture in place, could it be possible to use just one SCOM agent/gateway to pull the 'forwarded' logs stored on that collector from that single box to the cloud.

    331 votes
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  5. Azure Machine Learning with Log Analytics

    1 on OMS with Azure ML. As organizations lack the ability to mine through mounds of log data to detect trends and determine what services are running well and which services may need help.

    Problem Management is one of the processes that requires Incident/Event data to determine trends. Many organizations struggle with this as they need to have a person look at this data and analyze it. Using OMS Analytics data and pumping to through Azure Machine Learning and providing insights would be valuable to IT organizations.

    This would increase IT Organization’s maturity and drive business value.. I see a…

    307 votes
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  6. Provide an Intelligence Pack for System Center Service Manager

    Create an intelligence pack for System Center Service Manager to provide additional analytical data for problem management, incident analysis, and configuration item analysis.

    275 votes
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  7. StorSimple Management from OMS

    Could it be possible to add StorSimple to the OMS dashboard? I would like to see monitoring, usage, updates and snapshots from within the dashboard.

    274 votes
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  8. Azure Operational Insights for on-premises

    We want to install "Azure Operational Insights" to on-promises.
    Many of customer can not upload their logs to Azure (legal or etc...).

    261 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Support Nano Server

    Support Nano Server

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    11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Collect IIS Advanced logs

    Allow the collection and addition of custom fields using advanced logging or custom IIS modules. Example is to add x-forwarded-for to IIS logs in W3WC format.

    218 votes
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  11. Log Analytics: Service Map export to visio

    Create a export to Visio function to export the Service Map canvas to visio file/s

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    triaged  ·  6 comments  ·  Service Map  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Rename workspace

    Ability to rename workspace should appear in new Azure portal after migration will be done.

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    15 comments  ·  Workspace Settings / Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Collect IIS Logs from Windows Azure Diagnostics storage (WAD) for Azure Web Sites

    Azure WebSites write to WAD in a different folder structure. The work of this other idea http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operations-insights/suggestions/6519377-collect-iis-logs-from-windows-azure-diagnostics-st enables reading those IIS logs for Azure Cloud Services (i.e. web role instances) but not for Azure Web sites.
    This new idea is for the latter scope.

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    Cloud Services / Virtual Machines write with a different container/folder structure in Azure blob than Azure WebSites. Our current ingestion processes the former, not the latter.

    Anyhow, also consider the ‘generic’ idea of a platform feature to ingest your own logs http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/7928931-collect-data-from-custom-containers-in-storage-acc

  14. Collect Azure Active Directory Security logs with OMS

    You should be able to see reports regarding "Azure Active Directory" Security logs. (sign-in/audit/...)

    There already is a Azure possibility to see Azure Active Directory Reports. It would be nice to have this data in OMS.

    159 votes
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    planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Security and Audit Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. One Overall OMS Dashboard integraded with SCOM - Cisco Prime -Solarwinds

    Lot of Enterprise organizations have Multi monitor environment Like Microsoft SCOM for Servers in the Datacenter, Cisco Prime for network infrastructure like WiFi and SolarWinds for Network components. Monitoring from outside to inside like Microsoft OMS could be the Service in the middle and make One single Dashboard for the Business, but also for IT Pro's.

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    Thanks you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We are looking at developing a centralized alerting view which will support monitoring tools like Nagios, Zabbix, Solarwinds. If you are interested in participating on the private preview of this solution please email me.

  16. Expand Data Retention for Security and Audit IP

    Provide to ability to expand the data retention to 3-8 years. Some customers do have compliance rules to save their security related data for 8 years. When this could be accomplished we move our ACS implementations on premise to OpInsights.

    152 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Security and Audit Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Collect Azure Web Apps IIS Logs and Application Logs

    OMS can collect IIS logs for web roles. Extend this capability to Azure Web Apps IIS logs as well as Azure Web Apps application logs

    129 votes
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    triaged  ·  4 comments  ·  Log Management and Log Collection Policy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Show Contextual data such as CPU and RAM for servers

    When I click over a list that shows servers and select a given server from the list it would be nice to get a quick overview of the system. Such as OS SKU, CPU, RAM, Disk Free and so on.

    127 votes
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    We have not forgotten about this but this is a multi-faceted feedback that expresses a desire (show me/let me pivot to contextual data), but besides the graphical interaction we need to bring the right capabilities and the right data types to the platform first.

    A first step in this direction is the common ‘Computer’ field – http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operations-insights/suggestions/6519266-unify-standardize-computer-field-across-intellig
    that allows you to pivot from one data type to another, and to join different data types thru sub-searches http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519234-filter-groups-of-computers-thru-subqueries-in-n
    (which anyhow are generic and work with other fields too)

    We are starting to discuss what a UX for ‘context’ could look like, but we are not finished with bringing in new data types to make that really compelling :-)

    One example of such ‘context’ is in the form of tracking configuration changes – http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operations-insights/suggestions/6519185-need-configuration-change-tracking-solution-softw so you can move from a troubleshooting scenario (capacity or events) to a ‘context’ of what has changed…

  19. Custom Log feature for log rotate

    Now, Log Analytics can not collect custom log which file is rotated by log rotation.
    But log rotation is necessary for collection log on OS.
    So, for mitigation we cannot unable to turn off log rotation.
    So, I request to add new request about Custom Log for collecting Log Rotation files.

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  20. BizTalk Server Intelligence pack

    Create an Intelligence pack for BizTalk Server, something similar to BizTalk Server 2013 Monitoring Management Pack:

    - Application Views
    - Application Artifacts Views
    - Deployment Views
    - BAM Component Views
    - BAM Alerts
    etc

    As a MS partner company we have several customers very interested in this feature!!

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    That’s a quote a lot of votes from a bunch of new users in a very short time, although 9 people are from the same two companies and 7 other are anonymous, and a few other ones. Let’s see how generally applicable/widespread the demand is.

    Also see the comment from Daniele M. below for general considerations about monitoring scenarios.

    Let’s also clarify (this is not clear in the request): is the request to support:
    a) ‘traditional’ on-premises BizTalk
    or
    b) Azure BizTalk services
    ?

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