OMI Vulnerabilities in cross-plat management extensions

Using SCOM or Azure to monitor or manage Linux/Unix systems? Read on! Recently a number of serious vulnerabilities have been found in the OMI Framework, which is used as underlying management infrastructure tooling for managing and monitoring Linux/Unix systems. Examples are the SCOM and Log Analytics agents for these systems in Azure and on-prem. And … Read more

Azure Automation Runbook RBAC Delegation

Often it can be useful for other teams and departments to edit and run their own Azure automation runbooks, however, this creates a challenge – permissions. Runbooks live and are managed from within Azure Automation accounts which are in turn connected to log analytics workspaces and their associated agents. Both automation accounts and log analytics … Read more

Installing a SCOM Linux agent on a server with multiple package managers

While working for a client, the seemingly simple task of installing the SCOM Linux agent on a Red Hat 7 server, suddenly became a bit less easy. After successfully attempting to discover a server and try to manage it as well, the following error previously unknown to me was presented: Failed to install kit. Exit … Read more

MVP Global Cloud Skills Challenge

In the month of May 2021 the Microsoft MVP’s were challenged to participate voluntarily in a cloud skills challenge. During time of the Microsoft Ignite events there are more often learning challenges for the whole public, which means going through a number of Microsoft Learn modules within a certain time. Usually this is about 8 … Read more