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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 →
    • 313 votes
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      • 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…

        281 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.

          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.

            268 votes
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            • Support Nano Server

              Support Nano Server

              251 votes
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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!

                • 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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                  • 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.

                    • 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…

                      • Rename workspace

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

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                          11 comments  ·  Workspace Settings / Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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!!

                          122 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
                            ?

                          • 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.

                            100 votes
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                            • 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.

                              86 votes
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                              • Collect data from custom containers in storage account

                                We are trying to use appinsights and trying to export that data to the storage container. In the current version of OMS we want to configure custom storage container from where the logs/application data must be read for doing Alert Management.

                                Thanks
                                TJ

                                71 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Alert Management Solution  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Yes in the future we would like to enable this, but it needs work to define your own schema and fields first – not just their location.

                                  This general work is also needed for ‘generic’ log collection i.e. http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/7113030-collect-text-log-files

                                  Also, for doing ‘alerts’ you need to be able to create those alerts – check this idea http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519198-long-running-saved-searches-or-scheduled-that-ca

                                • Collect Azure Storage Logging files

                                  On Microsoft Azure you can enable Azure Storage logging. The logging information is saved in a $logs container in your StorageAccount. It would be great if we can add this log information to OpInsights. More information about how you can enable this type of logging: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn782840.aspx

                                  69 votes
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                                  • Collect ETW Trace Logs

                                    Windows Events collected today are only from the 'classic' NT-style eventlogs (Application/System) as well as from the Crimson logs (Vista and above) that are saved in ETVX format.

                                    It would be nice to enable collection of ETW Trace Logs too (.ETL), like /Analytics and /Debug logs.

                                    57 votes
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                                      Feedback received in email and posted on behalf of the user.

                                      We see ETW support more suited for ‘diagnostics’ rather than ‘operational’ scenarios, anyhow – and our focus is more on the latter, at least right now.

                                      but wonder how many people would like to see this?

                                    • Add Office365 as monitoring object

                                      I would like to have an Office365 IP. For example, I would like to monitor the mailflow. If no mail is comming in for a few hours, I need a warning that there might be something wrong.

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                                      • 49 votes
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                                          Here the requirement is clear/obvious. We just have not prioritized this work yet.

                                          The overall ‘performance’ data collection needs to be refined – not just for Linux.

                                          Right now we only collect/provide hourly aggregates of some specific performance counters related to HyperV for the ‘Capacity Intelligence Pack’ scenario.

                                          Real time monitoring scenario might need some different shape of performance data to start with, before we enable this for Linux or for Windows alike, i.e. http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519061-collect-custom-windows-performance-counters

                                        • 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.

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