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

NiCE Active 365 MP 3.10 released

A few days ago NiCE released their newer version V3.10 of the Active 365 management pack for monitoring Microsoft 365 and Office 365 components. For some highlights of new features check the list below: New with the NiCE Active 365 Management Pack 3.1 release New Service Level Reports for Microsoft 365 Services New Service Level … Read more

Webinar WMUG NL Monitoring in a Hybrid World

On Tuesday 02 June 2020 at 04:00 pm CET we will host a webinar called “WMUG NL Tuesdays – Monitoring in a Hybrid World” Together with the user group WMUG NL (Windows Management User Group Netherlands) we are presenting one of their WMUG NL Tuesdays sessions as a webinar open to anybody. Bob is also involved … Read more

So, how did we do that blog move?

Greetings, Mike here – TopQore sys admin, bringing you my first blog post! Today I thought I would write a bit more about how we actually performed the migration of this blog (twice!). This post will actually come in two parts – this first post detailing the 2017 move from B2 Evolution to WordPress and … Read more