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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 →
    • Add support for autorefresh dashboards and session never expire.

      Add support for automatic refresh/session never expore.
      Autorefresh each x seconds on dashboards and main overview Dashboard.

      This will solve the problem when using OMS dashboards as operationcenter with monitors. The sessions expires to often and the content do not autorefresh.

      399 votes
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        under review  ·  8 comments  ·  My Dashboard  ·  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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        • 302 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Change Tracking Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 301 votes
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            • Access read only Dashboard directly from URL

              Maybe IT can be (partially) achieved by RBAC but we would like to have the possibility to access a read-only version of the dashboard just bij entering a URL. The dashboard should not have a timeout. this way we can put the dashboard on a big screen (and when the possibility of multiple dashboard is enabled) we kan put multiple big screens on our service desk.

              Access to this dashboard should be restricted by IP address and/or an URL or something like this.

              301 votes
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                4 comments  ·  My Dashboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Not something we currently prioritized, but let’s see how much interest it generates.

                So far we indeed think of this more in terms of spreading knowledge/information to the right people thru RBAC on their devices (i.e. see Mobile app to always be close to the data…).

              • 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.

                272 votes
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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.

                  262 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 →
                      • 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.

                        238 votes
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                        • Allow to print, email, and schedule Capacity Reports

                          It would be good to be able to generate reports that could be printed, emailed, and scheduled for regular delivery. This would make consuming and disseminating the capacity analytics much easier.

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                            8 comments  ·  Capacity Management Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            I am interested in understanding – would this be a requirement for just (or mainly) the Capacity Intelligence Pack’s screens/pages, or should this be something ‘generic’ for all Intelligence packs?

                            It might be not really easy nor feasible nor forward looking to properly ‘print’ the current hand-coded pages / dashboards.

                            The direction we are thinking for the product is more around the SEARCH feature, to eventually allow you to do your own queries and analytics…

                            See these related ideas that are based on search and would ALSO enable the scenario of ‘consuming the data outside of the portal’

                            http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519198-run-saved-search-on-a-schedule-raise-alert-and-

                            http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519057-programmatically-submit-search-requests-and-receiv

                            http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519212-advisor-mobile-app-i-like-to-create-my-own-dashbo

                            what do you think?

                          • 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.

                            157 votes
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                            • 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.

                              155 votes
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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!

                              • 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.

                                142 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.

                                • 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.

                                  126 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…

                                  • 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!!

                                    123 votes
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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
                                      ?

                                    • 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.

                                      120 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Security and Audit Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi, thanks for this idea. We are continuously looking to improved collaboration and convergence of scenarios, and we are talking to the AD team, albeit this kind of work is not currently prioritized.

                                        I’ll change the category to the ‘Security and Audit’ pack/solution, btw – I think it fits this better.

                                        It might also make sense to cross-post the same idea on the AD forum, for tracking on either side/service
                                        http://feedback.azure.com/forums/169401-azure-active-directory

                                      • Populate ComputerIP field with agent manager Computer IP address

                                        ComputerIP is populated with the IP Address from which Azure Log Analytics is receiving data. For nodes behind a firewall/proxy or OMS Gateway this mean to have the external IP Address of the proxy.
                                        ComputerIP must contain IP(s) information collected by the Agent on the computer hosting it to enable Compliance and Security Scenario on the console.
                                        RemoteIPAddress could be added as the External IP address for proxy based agents or will contains the same address of the ComputerIP for agents not behind a proxy/firewall/Gateway.
                                        This have a serious impact on compliance in the actual implementation.

                                        99 votes
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                                        • Data Retention Intervals By Data Type

                                          Would like to request a data retention interval by data type (Similar to what is done in SCOM.) Specifically, the ability to set retention timeframes on "Performance Data", "Event data", and "Analytic Data."

                                          80 votes
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