Savision recently held an online session “It is not SCOMplicated with OMS” featuring MVP Bob Cornellisen. It was a very interactive session with plenty of questions from attendees. Fortuntely Dave Irwin from the Microsoft Service Map team was on hand to help us answer some of those questions. If you didn’t, you can still sign up for the on-demand version.
Take a look at the answers by our experts:
- Can service map look within the process? Meaning, we have an instance of tomcat hosting multiple websites services and we want to see the connections based on the traffic within the process.
In Azure this is possible, and the feature is referred to as “azure monitoring?” Service Map can only differentiate connections to the same process if they come in on different ports. Otherwise, your best bet is probably Application Insights.
- Is there OMS training available that you know of?
Yes various sources such this one offer training and your Microsoft Account manager will be able to inform you of more local source, plus there is a wealth of information to be found on the Technet site.
- Would monitor and rules display everything which is monitored on the node? In an easy readable format which our users can understand?
Yes, in the Live Maps object explorer we give you an overview of every rule and monitor that is applied and a way to access the health status and performance data instantly.
- You talked about a blog post describing the possibility to minimize data send to oms, can you please post at link to that.
- Does SCOM2016 or OMS help further with Rule based alerts? We have internal problems whereby rule based alerts aren’t being closed by admins, causing issues with health state.
OMS will not give you further insight, SCOM 2016 would be the tool to use. Live Maps can provide insight if this is a rule based alert, and will give you an ability to multiple close the alerts to clear your back log as well
- For Managed Service Provider, would Service Map help achieve a multi-tenant view for OMS, along with correlation provided by DA?
OMS will not achieve this as the login is a single workspace There’s no intra-workspace policy control. You’d have to use multiple workspaces.
Live Maps can achieve a multi-tenant view and section off dashboards for specific customers as well as bring multiple SCOMs into one view, but SCOM can only talk to one OMS
- Is adaptive threshold already available in past version?
This is a new feature
- I assume OMS works fine with both Azure and AWS?
OMS will work with servers anywhere, including AWS, as long as they can talk to OMS directly, through SCOM, or through a gateway. Also if you have the AWS data in SCOM, then yes.
- Will SCOM be developed further or will it be substituted through OMS?
At Ignite, this year there is a roadmap displaying the focus on SCOM, for those of you who did not get to visit Orlando: “link to Bala’s presentation”
- What was the reading resource they had up on the screen about halfway through?
- Is there an alternative to Bluestripe that can be deployed on-prem? Or is the original Bluestripe software still somewhere to download?
No, based on the features that where in cooperated in Blue stripe, there is no other equivalent still available on the market.
- Can you send OMS alerts to SCOM?
Yes this is be possible such as in this blog:
- How much time would it take to setup maps for 2000 + servers?
This is something we have not benchmarked, but you are looking at the grouping part taking the most amount of time. We are willing to work with this request directly to start collecting this data and benchmark this process together. Reach out to the Savision Team.
- Can you update Live Maps from version 8.3.0 to 8.6.1 right away?
Yes, although we would recommend going directly to 8.7 which is available here.
- What will happen if our internet connection lost during the disaster?
The Data is stored within SCOM, so the internet connect loss would stop you from accessing OMS for the duration of the connection. Once re-established the service mapping feature functions again normally. As Service map can export and import the DA into SCOM, this will be archived correctly if done before the drop or after. correctly.
- Do we need to have an outbound/incoming connection from any of OMS monitored host Windows/Linux?
An OMS gateway is possible to reduce the direct connections to Azure.
- Don’t you think it’s pointless to send data to OMS and back to get internal monitoring results for your own money?
With this set up you gain access to many feature that SCOM cannot do alone, such as log analytics, change tracking, security events, which nicely complement the discovered results that SCOM provide.
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