Collect Custom Windows Event Logs in Log Analytics

Log AnalyticsAdding most Windows Event Logs to Log Analytics is a straightforward process.  Simply go to the Advanced properties in the Workspace > Windows Event Logs and start typing the name.  A pre-populated list will appear as shown below.  Selected the log and add it for collection.  But what if the log you are looking for is not listed in Log Analytics? Continue reading “Collect Custom Windows Event Logs in Log Analytics”

Computer Groups In Azure Log Analytics

Log AnalyticsComputer Groups in Azure Log Analytics can easily be overlooked yet they are very useful.  Computer Groups are based off custom log searches or linked to Active Directory, SCCM or WSUS and based off groups in those systems. Continue reading “Computer Groups In Azure Log Analytics”

Azure OMS Log Analytics Step by Step – Adding Custom Logs

In previous videos I demonstrated how to collect Event logs from a Windows server in Azure Log Analytics. You may need to also collect custom logs from applications that don’t log to the event log. In this video I show how to collect custom logs in Azure Log Analytics. Once collected, I also show how to define custom fields in those custom logs and run queries against it. Continue reading “Azure OMS Log Analytics Step by Step – Adding Custom Logs”

Azure OMS Step by Step – Search and Alerting

In this video I give a step by step overview of how to search and send alerts in Azure OMS Log Analytics. I include doing simple searches for Microsoft Windows Event Log data and enabling alerting on specific Event ID’s in Log Analytics.

Click here for more information on setting up an OMS Workspace.

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Azure OMS Step by Step – Log Collection Setup

In this video I give a step by step overview of how to setup log collection for Azure OMS Log Analytics.  I include setting up log collection for Azure and non-Azure Virtual Machines.

Click here for more information on setting up an OMS Workspace.

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