I’m thrilled to be able to share with you these review about Implementing Operations Management Suite ebook from Peter De Tender, Azure Program Manager AzureCAT GSI @Microsoft , MCT and former Azure MVP.
Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) helps you manage and protect your on-premises and cloud infrastructure. OMS enables you to gain visibility and control across your hybrid cloud with comprehensive operations management and security.
I had the pleasure to meet him on February 2016 in Bangalore when delivering a training about architecting Microsoft Azure solutions to Microsoft Partners down to India with a huge team conformed by MSFTEs/MVPs / Experts from all around the globe, and I should recall that Peter is a great Global Top Beer Lover!
Introduction to Microsoft Operations Management Suite
I would like to recall Peter´s definition: “Microsoft OMS (Operations Management Suite) is a Cloud-based monitoring and management solution for any IT environment. They can be small or big, and primarily run Microsoft technologies or a combination of multiple operating systems like Linux, VMware, and OpenStack. Whether your assets are running in a local datacenter or completely in a public Cloud infrastructure like Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS or in a hybrid topology, it doesn’t matter. Each provides different insights into your organization’s IT landscape.”
This ebook covers the fundamentals of OMS (Operations Management Suite) you need to start creating management solutions in OMS . It concentrates on the OMS features that you are most likely to need and service integration available on the platform. This ebook also provides several excercises you can follow to learn: how to protect, back up, recover, and monitor your data and infrastructure in the Cloud with Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite (OMS), Azure Backup, and Azure Site Recovery.
Who should read this ebook
This book is especially for IT professionals and IT decision makers who might have interest in learning about Operations Management Suite, Azure Backup, and Azure Site Recovery, in order to build and/or optimize their IT disaster recovery scenarios.
This ebook might be for you if you´re looking for an architecture-focused discussion of Azure features. Each chapter specifies a prerequisite check if you want to set up your own environment or lab.
Organization of this ebook
Peter takes you through the necessary theory and background on each topic, along with hands-on lab to help you implement and configure each feature yourself. You’ll also find out how to estimate your platform costs when using Azure infrastructure components. In a few words, this book would become your one-stop guide to the latest disaster recovery services in Microsoft Azure.
The book contain 9 chapters, most of them include hands on labs :
- Introduction to OMS: Understand the features and functionalities that OMS provide and a high-level architecture.
- OMS – Monitoring in the Cloud: Learn about creating the OMS Workspace, initial configuration, deploying agents, adding solution packs.
- Azure Backup: Explore the supported environments, deploying and configuring the Azure Backup
- Deploying and Conﬁguring Azure Backup Server: Hands on lab about performing a Restore from Azure Backup Server Application
- Conﬁguring Azure Virtual Machine Backup: Learn about conﬁguring Azure Backup Vault and restoring an Azure VM.
- Understanding Azure Site Recovery : Explore through the Azure Site Recovery Capacity Planning tool, which helps you size and map ASR.
- Conﬁguring ASR for an On-Premises Hyper-V: Configure ASR Vault and run through a test failover and a planned failover scenario.
- Conﬁguring ASR for Non-Hyper-V Infrastructures: Configure ASR for non-Hyper-V infrastructures, using Amazon AWS as a source environment. Perform a test failover and unplanned failover
- Recovery Plans and Advanced Conﬁgurations: Fixing common issues after failover, automation, integrate PowerShell scripts into your ASR recovery plans