Operations Management Suite (OMS) is an Azure based tool that helps manage your entire IT infrastructure, whether on premise or in the cloud. OMS allows you to monitor the machines you have in your infrastructure and provides a bridge for a hybrid cloud solution, by moving multi-tier workloads into Azure, or run tests on a copy of production workloads in Azure, as well as storing critical data in Azure.
Configuring and deploying OMS is very quick and relatively straightforward. This post will deal with creating a hybrid cloud solution using OMS and configuring the solution so you can make best use of resources.
Within the Azure management portal you will have to create a new Operational Insights workspace as detailed below:
Once the Operational Insights has been created, you can navigate to it in the Azure Portal and click “Manage” which will bring up the OMS itself. The start page should look like this:
And you want to click on the “Get Started” button to begin creating your hybrid cloud solution. You then want to add various solutions to the suite. For this demonstration we’re going to accept the default and have all the solutions.
The next step is to connect a data source, which can be an on premise machine, a virtual machine or an Azure data storage. For this demonstration we are only interested in connecting to an on premise machine and a VM.