Centralized Logging Strategy for Azure Automation Hybrid Worker with OMS

Many System Center Orchestrator administrators longed for centralized logging of Orchestrator runbook events and results. With no native centralized logging facility, many administrators used a simple SQL database as a centralized logging repository. While not ideal, this method is functional for a single data center. Think about the challenges of implementing this strategy on a … Continue reading “Centralized Logging Strategy for Azure Automation Hybrid Worker with OMS”

Inside the MS Cloud Episode 5 – Azure IaaS v2 (resources and downloads)

In this episode, we do some show-and-tell with Azure Resource Manager, the next generation of template-based deployment for Microsoft Azure. If you are new to Azure IaaS v2, there is some how-to in this session you may find helpful. Software Resources The following are the software-related items mentioned in the show. PowerShell Tools for Visual … Continue reading “Inside the MS Cloud Episode 5 – Azure IaaS v2 (resources and downloads)”

Enabling Notepad++ as an Editor for Azure Resource Manager Templates

When you begin working with Azure Resource Manager templates, you will immediately need a JSON  editor to work with the Azure Resource Manager template language. While your best option is Visual Studio (more on this in another post), it is not free and may not be an option if you do not have an MSDN subscription … Continue reading “Enabling Notepad++ as an Editor for Azure Resource Manager Templates”

Sample Azure Automation Runbooks from My #MVPvConf Session

I’ve had some requests for the Azure Automation runbooks I used in my Azure Automation webhooks demo in my MVP Virtual Conference session. To ensure they are easily accessible, I have published them to the Microsoft Technet Gallery. The runbook titles and links are listed below. Start All VMs in Specified Azure Resource Group https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Start-All-VMs-in-Specified-2b811205 … Continue reading “Sample Azure Automation Runbooks from My #MVPvConf Session”