OMS Journey – Creating a New Workspace

Operations Management Suite (OMS for short) is a simplified IT management solution for any enterprise. It is built to manage and protect all your environments, where on-premise or in the cloud, Linux or Windows. It provides new and faster ways to identify and solve problems in your IT environment. It comes with a variety of prebuilt solutions to help manage your environment.  In this series of blog posts, I’m going to work through getting started with OMS, see how easy or difficult it is to get it up and running, and examine in detail its different capabilities.

The first step is to create an OMS workspace.

Navigate to https://mms.microsoft.com. Here you can see the different OMS workspaces you have access to, and can create new ones.

Click the Create New Workspace button.

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Enter a name and select the appropriate region. At this point, OMS is only available in four regions: East US, West Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia Southeast

 

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Next, select your Azure directory you are going to use and click Apply. Then select the azure subscription to use and click Link.

 

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This creates a new workspace and dashboard that I can now start to configure.

 

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Behind the scenes, in my Azure subscription, it create a new resource group called mms-eus containing one object, my workspace mickeygmms. Notice it is of type Log Analytics. You are going to hear a lot of Log Analytics with OMS, as data is what drives everything.

 

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And there you go. Just a few clicks and I have a fully functional OMS workspace. It doesn’t do much though.  The next step, and the next post, will show how I can add data into OMS.

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