Cheap SCOM training – and Cloud skills challenge

Hello friends from the SCOM and monitoring community! I want to take this opportunity to call out a few leaning opportunity regarding both SCOM and also Cloud technologies, so bare with me. First of all, TopQore offers a range of SCOM certifications and trainings, from Operator to Administrator and soon Specialist. You can find the … Read more

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

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

IIS Permissions Best Practice

Here is another blog post by Mike Hosker about IIS permissions in combination with WordPress addons on a VM: First, I must start off with a confession here. I totally borked the file permissions I am about to show you the first time I did this and was subsequently up until 5am rebuilding the server. … Read more