Log Analytics

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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 →
    • 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.

      • 318 votes
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        • 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.

          302 votes
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          • Improve multitenancy for managed services providers

            Currently we can have one subscription per MG and/or consolidate multiple MGs into one single subscription. What's missing is the ability to have groups of different systems from the same MG to report to different subscriptions. In management as a service scenario for SMB customers it's often impractical to have 1 MG per customer, rather multiple customers are consolidated into one infrastructure (MG) and then access is limited via scoping. Bring this to Advisor, please.

            292 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Workspace Settings / Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We’ll be working to bring this functionality in stages over the next several months.

              One of the first steps is to ensure that workspace creation and configuration can be done programmatically.

              We’re also looking at how to report across multiple workspaces.

            • 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…

              290 votes
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              • 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.

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                • 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.

                  271 votes
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                  • 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...).

                    257 votes
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                      13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support Nano Server

                      Support Nano Server

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                        11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          Let’s see how many come here and vote this, but we probably won’t special case this one log type ourselves.

                          We are anyhow doing work to enable per-tenant schema (since your fields would be different than mine) – tracked as part of the ‘custom fields’ work http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519270-allow-to-perform-parsing-and-custom-fields-extract
                          to be followed eventually by ‘custom logs’ http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/7113030-collect-text-log-files
                          and
                          http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/7928931-collect-data-from-custom-containers-in-storage-acc

                          which will enable this scenario – and many more!

                        • Do not sunset the OMS mobile until the Azure mobile can display dashboards and chart information.

                          Do not sunset the OMS mobile app until the Azure mobile app can effectively replace the functionality. The current Azure mobile application cannot display any dashboards (including Azure dashboards) nor can it display log analytics or application insights queries. This functionality is currently only available in the OMS mobile app!

                          168 votes
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                            14 comments  ·  Mobile App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We are actively seeking for feedback in this area, as this is non trivial decision for us. Based on the user voice, there seems to be some passionate supporters for this capability, yet, the number of users actively using the app remains very low. Would love to hear ideas on how to reconcile this:
                            1. is it just a great demo feature?
                            2. Which one of the features users are using – dashboards vs. search vs. alerts?
                            3. Could something like PowerBI be a viable alternative? If not – what’s missing?

                          • Log Analytics: Service Map export to visio

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

                            162 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Service Map  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              160 votes
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                              • 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.

                                155 votes
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                                  planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Security and Audit Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  149 votes
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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.

                                  • Add multiple Azure subscriptions to OMS workspace

                                    At the moment you can't link multiple Azure subscriptions to one OMS workspace. This would be very usefull for MSP's. We are using SCOM to monitor customers on-prem infrastructure and want to link SCOM to a OMS workspace linked to multiple Azure subscriptions.

                                    140 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Workspace Settings / Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Rename workspace

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

                                      138 votes
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                                        12 comments  ·  Workspace Settings / Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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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                                          0 comments  ·  Search UI and Language  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          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…

                                        • 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.

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